Finally, for those of you who don’t own a Kindle, PAINTED BLACK is now available at Barnes & Noble as an epub download!
I am told if you download it in unprotected format from B&N, you can read it on any ereader or app that reads epub files, such as Kobo, Sony and even the iPhone. If you do use it on something other than the Nook and run into problems reading it, let me know and I’ll see what I can do to help.
Next step: Trade Paperback available Spring 2012!
BARNES & NOBLE | Painted Black by Debra Borys, New Libri Press | NOOK Book (eBook).
An opportunity to learn and help at the same time.
I need your help to continue telling these stories and reaching out into the streets, under the bridges, park benches, shelters and tent cities — in two months on the road we have been able to see huge results!
via – Razoo.
Among the many homeless youth on our streets, it is particularly difficult for anyone lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. If you want to know more, try attending this webinar which talks about the issue from both a Canadian and US perspective.
In this webinar, we’ll hear from Toronto-based researcher Ilona Alex Abramovich, who will discuss what’s behind the high incidence of homelessness among LGBTQ young people in Canada, how service providers are responding, and where needs still remain.
Following, we’ll hear from Jama Shelton of the New York City based service provider The Ali Forney Centre (AFC), whose goal is to provide homeless LGBTQ youths, aged 16-24
via CHRA – WEBINAR: Shelter From the Storm: Understanding and Responding to Homelessness Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Youth.
I am on the news list for this writing project in Seattle that is helping youth at risk express themselves through poetry. I invite you to visit their site and maybe even purchase one of their books to support them, but more importantly, to learn a little what it is like to live the lives of these young poets.
The Pongo Publishing Teen Writing Project is a volunteer, nonprofit effort with Seattle teens who are in jail, on the streets, or in other ways leading difficult lives. We help these young people express themselves through poetry and other forms of writing. In our work we ask the teens to speak from the heart about who they are as people, and the teens often respond by writing about traumatic losses that occurred when they were little children, losses such as the death of a parent, abandonment, neglect, abuse, and a parent’s addiction. These traumas from their childhood have left the teens feeling depressed, confused, angry, and prone to substance abuse and destructive acting-out. But the writing process makes a difference.
via Who We Are | Pongo Teen Writing.