Pride Month Author Workshop: Writing Queer Characters

Pride Month Author Workshop: Writing Queer Characters

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As the most colorful month of the year comes to an end, we must all remember that Pride should be a year-long celebration, and not a just monthly event. Everyone at Bookstr is dedicated to promoting LGBTQIA+ representation EVERYWHERE. But since we’re mostly about the love of books, this article will be dedicated to queer representation in fiction. You don’t have to be part of the LGBTQ+ community to write queer characters.

We have interviewed authors Carly Heath and Koakuma Gyaru (pen name: Nekohara Mimi) about their experiences in writing queer characters, and asked them to share some tips for straight authors who want to do the same in this special pride month author workshop!

12 Unknown Facts About Oscar Wilde & ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

12 Unknown Facts About Oscar Wilde & ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

Book Culture

Today marks exactly 131 years since the first publication of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by famous Irish writer, Oscar Wilde, in its earliest form in ‘Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine.’ To celebrate this novel that has since then become a manifesto for the British Aesthetic movement, and its author that has gained considerable recognition among scholars and artists alike, let’s take a look at some unknown facts about Oscar Wilde, and ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray!’ From fun to heartbreaking, fascinating to scandalous, take your pick, and share your favorite piece of trivia with your friends!