GUEST OF HONOR at the International Booklover’s Burlesque Festival

Join me at the International Booklover’s Burlesque Festival from April 13-16, 2023 in Portland Oregon. The festival is an annual celebration of literary and performing arts, highlighting burlesque, boylesque, and draglesque artists from around the world and some of your favorite literary pieces and some you have never heard before.  The four-day festival takes place in Portland, Oregon USA at multiple locations, including two main “open-themed” showcases celebrating all genres of the written word at the historic Alberta Rose Theatre, our exclusive “classic literature” burlesque brunch show at the Victorian Belle Mansion, and our opening night “gothic literature” themed show at Swan Dive. 

The festival features over 50 different acts and performers, each show featuring different casts, including world-renowned “Guests of Honor,” performing artists and authors, professional actors/readers, and specially-curated burlesque, boylesque, and draglesque acts. 

As the official guest of honor, I will be presenting:

Fri, April 14- “GIRL SHOWS“, an hour-long storytelling presentation about the American carnival girl shows of the 20th century that featured burlesque icons Gypsy Rose Lee and Sally Rand, and a review of the book Girl Show: Into the Canvas World of Bump and Grind by A.W. Stencell. 

Sat, April 15- A presentation of my book BROWN SKIN SHOWGIRLS! Matched with a sizzling performance by DC traveling showgirl AQUARIUS MOON!

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