Hibernation readings: Danbury, NYC, Hartford, NOLA, Ptown

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Danbury

Saturday, April 5th, 2014, 9:00 pm

Triangles Café, 66 Sugarhollow Road (Rte. 7), Danbury, CT, 203-798-6996, Triangles website

Join the editor of the new bear poetry anthology, Hibernation and Other Poems by Bear Bards, Ron J. Suresha and contributing authors David Juhren, Rocco Russo, and John Genest as they greet readers and sign copies of the book as part of the Twilight Guard + Hudson Valley Bears joint bar night.

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NYC

Bear Bards Read! Book Launch

Saturday, May 10th, 2014, 7:00 pm

Bureau of General Services — Queer Division, c/o Cage, 83A Hester Street, NY, NY 10002, (646) 457-0859, http://bgsqd.com/

Join us for a fun and fur-filled evening of hirsute literary pursuit for the premiere reading and book launch for the new bear poetry anthology, Hibernation, and other poems by bear bards. Bear down to listen up as an outstanding group of authors reads from the book as well as other poems. Time allowing, we will open the mic to anyone who wants to read their bear-themed verse. This free event will be hosted by editor Ron J. Suresha and features contributing authors Scott Hightower, Daniel Lewiston, Rocco Russo, Jordan M. Shu, Chris Vaccaro, and Emanuel Xavier.

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Hartford

Furplay Madness

Saturday, April 19th, 8:00pm

Tommy’s Restaurant, 825 Saybrook Road, Middletown, CT 06475, 860-346-8686

Join Mr. Connecticut Bear 2014, Trell Walters, for a fundraiser for True Colors and AIDS Project New Haven. There will be a brief reading by Ron Suresha, editor of the new poetry anthology, Hibernation and Other Poems by Bear Bards, as well as a 50/50 raffle including a signed copy of the book, and hairy chest / hot jock contests.

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NOLA

Bear Bards Read at Saints + Sinners

Saturday, May 17th, 2014, 8:00 pm [time to be confirmed)

The Phoenix, 941 Elysian Fields, New Orleans, 504 945 9264, http://neworleansphoenix.com/

Join us for a fun- and fur-filled evening in pursuit of the hirsute muse as award-winning poets from around the country gather to read from their new collection of poetry, Hibernation, and other poems by bear bards. This free event will be hosted by editor Ron J. Suresha and features writers Emanuel Xavier, Felice Picano, Wayne Courtois-Seligman, Shawn Syms, and Charlie Hopwood plus other contributors attending the Saints + Sinners literary festival this weekend.

Time allowing, we will open the mic to anyone who wants to read his bear-themed verse.

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Provincetown

Bear Bards Read at Summer Bear Week

Thursday, July 17th, 2014, 6:00- 7:00pm

Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657, (508) 487-7094, http://provincetownlibrary.org/

Join us for a fun and fur-filled evening of hirsute literary pursuit for the premiere reading and book launch for the new bear poetry anthology, Hibernation, and other poems by bear bards. Bear down to listen up as an outstanding group of authors reads from the book as well as other poems. Time allowing, we will open the mic to anyone who wants to read their bear-themed verse. This free event will be hosted by editor Ron J. Suresha and features contributing authors Provincetown resident Dennis Rhodes, Scott Hightower, Charlie Hopwood, Daniel Lewiston, Rocco Russo, Jordan M. Shu, and Chris Vaccaro.

Free event open to the adult public. Copies of Hibernation will be available at the event and at Bear Market.

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BBB logo whtypeHibernation, and other poems by bear bards

Ron J. Suresha, editor

Bear Bones Books

212 pages, 5 x 8 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59021-259-2

eISBN: 1-59021-265-7

Paperback: $18.00

Distributed by: Baker & Taylor, Ingram

http://www.bearbonesbooks.com

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.