Girls get ‘literate’

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The Ninth Annual Queer Literacy Reading will be held on Oct. 1, 4 p.m., at The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd.

The event features original readings by Lucy Corin, Meta Commerse, Lori Horvitz, Elizabeth Meade Melissa, Sibley Lockie, Hunter Heather and Wren Williams.

A contribution of $3 is appreciated at the door.


Women slate dance

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The Asheville Lesbian Seniors group will hold a dance on Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., at Eleven on Grove, 11 Grove St.

Attendees will be able to celebrate the Equinox while enjoying a supportive women’s space and gathering with friends.

DJ Esella will spin tunes throughout the evening.

Snacks, filtered water and a cash bar will be available.

Admission is $10 and entitles those who wish to continue partying free entry to Scandals with a stamp from the bartender.


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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.