These photos from the FUR: THE LOVE OF HAIR reading at The Alley in downtown Boston, part of the Massbearz Mr Boston Bear weekend.
Thanks and hairy hugs to:
~ contributing artist R Jason Webb, who read from his quote in the book:
“A confident man inspires me. Everything has its own beauty which I try and capture in my work. The addition of body hair whether it is sparse or abundant just brings another element of the man to the table.” — R. Jason Webb
~ Ryan, my gracious host Don, and everyone at Massbearz.
~ Jeff, who invited me to return to Boston to present FUR at The Alley, and
~ the fur-loving folks who came to listen.
Here are five photos from the event, taken by Ryan.
Thanks again to Massbearz, who did a great job of running the event, for inviting me to be a part of the Mr Boston Bear 2012 weekend events. Thanks also to all the brave contestants, woofs out to my sexy furry co-judges, the previous titleholder Steve, who did an outstanding job of MCing. Congratulations to Mark Butler, the new Mr. Boston Bear 2012!
Author: Ron Suresha
Ron Jackson Suresha is an editor, anthologist, and writer. He is considered an authority on emergent queer masculinities, in particular the subcultures of gay and bi male Bears and of male bisexuality.
For Ron's service to the bear community, he was named "Bear of the Year" 2008.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Suresha attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 1976-8), where he studied creative writing, and Vista College (Berkeley, Cal., 1989-92), where he studied American Sign Language. For more than two decades, he has worked as a freelance proofreader for trade book publishers such as Shambhala Publications. He was married in October 2004 to Rocco Russo. He is also a licensed Justice of the Peace in Connecticut, an ordained minister, ULC, and a member of the New London Green Party.
Nonfiction works include Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions; Bi Men: Coming Out (coeditor, with Pete Chvany); Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey (editor).
His latest book is The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero, published by Lethe Press.
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