Dr. Bonnie Morris will be in the High Country for a book reading of ‘The Disappearing L: Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture’ and follow-up discussion.

Author makes High Country stop

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Author, scholar, professor and feminist historian Dr. Bonnie Morris will appear at Malaprops Bookstore, 55 Haywood St., on April 14 at 7 p.m. for a reading of her new book, “The Disappearing L: Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture.” The event is free and open to the public.

The following day, Morris will be at The Heron House where she will providing a follow-up talk and conversation. This is an opportunity for women to engage in further conversations with the writer about the topic of lesbian spaces and culture and critical pieces of women’s history. Seating is limited. RSVP to lgarettxx@gmail.com to secure a spot and get directions. A brunch will be served. Love contributions are requested.

info: bonniejmorris.com. malaprops.com. heronhouseasheville.com.

SisterCare meeting upcoming

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — SisterCare’s open board will meet on April 13, 6 p.m., at The Block off Biltmore, 39 S. Market St B., to gather support and leadership for the organization’s day-to-day operations and group projects.

Over the past six months, the board has explored ways to bring renewed energy and vitality to the organization. It held a town hall meeting in March. And, now they need women to contribute their time and talents to help continue the legacy of SisterCare. Information gathered indicated that the community wanted to maintain the organization’s focus of “Women Helping Women” primarily.

To learn more or to volunteer, email Rebecca Chaplin at vpsistercarewnc@gmail.com or Jan Howard at scvpcasemanager.jhoward@gmail.com.

In other news, the organization will have an outdoor clean-up on April 15, 9 a.m., at a member’s home. RSVP to vssistercarewnc@gmail.com or call 828-380-6242 by April 7 to volunteer. Tasks include leaf blowing, gutter cleaning, etc. All major equipment will be provided. Bring gloves and wear work clothes. Yard tools can be brought to help in the project.

info: sistercarewnc.com.

Have news or other information? Send your press releases and updates for inclusion in our News Notes: editor@goqnotes-launch2.newspackstaging.com.

Share your news with us
Does your organization or special interest group have events or great information to share with our readers? If so, be sure to send in your information to specialassignments@goqnotes-launch2.newspackstaging.com. In the upcoming months, we’ll feature one of you in our news notes section in each issue. Are you a part of a Meetup, Yahoo or Google group and do you do something that’s really newsworthy? Do you provide a service for the community or hold fundraisers for worthy causes? Do you educate the public about LGBT issues or concerns? Of course, this is only a sampling of things we are interested in. It’s the aim of these pieces to inform, enlighten and educate our readers about what we’re doing here in the Carolinas to champion LGBT rights, as well as offer resources for those who may be interested in what your group is doing.

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.