Readings & book events 2016

Readings & book events 2016

Need some big big BIG loving? Come to one (or more) of these readings for the new anthology, The Biggest Lover. Some events may even have an extra contributor or two. Schedule subject to change: check back for new dates and updates.


Monday, April 4th, 6 – 8pm

NYC Premiere of The Biggest Lover

with editor Ron Suresha and contributor John Genest

Rockbar NYC

185 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014


Connecticut Storytelling Festival

April 29, 30

Connecticut College, New London, CT

~ will have signed copies of Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin at bookstore and attending festival events, not reading



West Coast Conference

Las Vegas

July 7 – 10 (11)

~ Seminar / reading to be announced

~ Vendor Booth July 10, 9:30AM – 5:30PM


Provincetown Bear Week

Thursday, July 14th

~ 10am-3pm Bear Market

~ 7:00-8:30pm “The Biggest Lover” Reading & Book Signing

Provincetown Public Library

~ Books available at Provincetown Bookshop


Sunday, July 24th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm12661984_1049596421748616_4429447191009057927_n

Glad Day Bookshop

Reading and reception

with TBL contributor ‘Nathan Burgoine

Light refreshments
Sponsored by Chubs at the Tubs, Bears in Excess, & Glad Day Bookshop


Orlando Convergence

August 30 – September 5th

~ Vendor Booth

~ “Fat Gay Lit” seminar panel

with Dan Oliverio and Philip Barragan

Friday September 2, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

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.