Past Events:

A Simple Revolution Book Launch Party at Modern Times Bookstore

To celebrate the official launch of A Simple Revolution, we invite you to join us for a night of community, refreshments, and a live reading by Judy.

What: A Simple Revolution Book Launch Reading &  Reception
Where: Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St, San Francisco (between Alabama and Florida)
When: Thursday, March 14, 6:30pm

Please RSVP on Facebook, and invite your friends and family. We look forward to seeing you there.



Poetry Flash Reading Series with Cheryl Dumesnil and Judy Grahn

We are pleased to announce that Judy Grahn will be joining the Poetry Flash Reading Series alongside Cheryl Dumesnil, who will be reading from her new memoir Love Song for Baby X: How I Stayed (Almost) Sane on the Rocky Road to Parenthood. With Judy reading from A Simple Revolution: The Making of an Activist Poet, this event will be a fantastic sampling of the memoirs from two lesbian poets. Both authors will be available for signing and discussion after the reading.

What: Poetry Flash Reading Series, with Cheryl Dumesnil and Judy Grahn

Where: Diesel Bookstore in Oakland (near Rockridge BART)

When: Sunday, February 17th, 3pm


Judy Grahn interview on Marilyn Pittman’s Out in the Bay KALW 91.7 FM – January 31, 7pm

Out in the Bay is a weekly half-hour radio show dedicated to all things queer culture, and producer/host Marilyn Pittman will be diving into an interview with Judy Grahn on her completion of A Simple Revolution, her life and legacy, and more. To listen: tune into KALW 91.7FM, stream online, download an app to stream on an Apple device, or check the show’s archive to listen to the show after the air date.


Aunt Lute to partner with the 2012 National Women’s Studies Association Conference: Feminism Unbound — November 10, 2012, Oakland, CA

Aunt Lute is excited to offer our supporters free admission to a reception and book signing we are co-sponsoring: the NWSA Member Book Signing and Reception, in downtown Oakland, CA on November 10th at 6pm. Featuring Judy Grahn and other authors represented by publishers at NWSA—plus light refreshments and wine—this is an event you definitely won’t want to miss. Notably, this is one of the first chances to get Judy’s newest book, A Simple Revolution, and a personal signature from the author herself!

The NWSA’s conference is the only annual meeting in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to showcasing the latest feminist scholarship, and regularly draws more than 2,000 attendees from different states and backgrounds. This year NWSA will be visiting the Bay Area for the first time since 2006, making this reception the perfect opportunity for our local supporters to experience NWSA, discover new authors, and mingle with interesting people from around the country. We would be delighted to have you as one of our special community guests!**

2012 NWSA Author Reception and Signing

What: A reception and book signing, including light refreshments and wine, co-sponsored by Aunt Lute

Who: Judy Grahn and other feminist authors with new releases

When: 6pm-7:30, Saturday, November 10th

Where: Oakland Marriot City Center, Exhibit Hall Prefunction space

** This invitation is good for the reception and signing only. You must be a member of NWSA to attend any other conference events or panels.


Intergenerational Event with Judy Grahn on April 26, 2012

Thank you to the many community members who came to our standing-room-only April 26 community event at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley, “Struggle, Then and Now: Intergenerational Voices on the Bay Area Lesbian Movement.” The event was supported by a grant from the Horizons Foundation and co-sponsored by the GLBT Historical Society, NIA Collective, and Openhouse.

The evening program began at 7pm with original readings by Joy Lam, Animal Prufrock, and Judy Grahn, who were joined by Dulce Garcia and Lenn Keller for a roundtable discussion. The program also featured a special performance by Anne Bluethenthal & Dancers. The discussion continued afterwards in the community room, where people admired a photo exhibit by photographer Cathy Cade, enjoyed snacks and sangria, and stood in line to get books signed by Judy.

While our fall 2011 community event explored the formation of the Bay Area lesbian community in the 1960s and 1970s, “Struggle, Then and Now” highlighted the continuing impact that the legacy of this movement has had on lesbian/bisexual women and their allies in the Bay Area today.


Struggle, Then and Now


Group Reading with Judy Grahn on October 13, 2011

A big thank you to everyone who joined us for A Simple Revolution’s special community event on October 13! Presented by Aunt Lute Books in co-sponsorship with Openhouse and the Queer Cultural Center, the event featured readings by Bay Area authors Joan Annsfire, Patricia Jackson, Carole J. Morton, and Chana Wilson. Judy Grahn read excerpts from her upcoming memoir, and the evening ended with a Q&A session featuring all five writers.

Conversation flowed freely as people reconnected with old friends and made new ones. Food, laughter, hugs, and memories filled the room at Francis of Assisi with a warm and dynamic energy. To read the original stories presented that evening—and check out a few more—visit our Guest Contributors page. Audio recordings of the readings are also available on the Guest Contributors page—and Judy’s reading is available below.


Audio Recording of Judy’s Reading from October 13, 2011

judy-grahn-10-13-2011 by auntlute

Event Photos

Photos from April 26th event “Struggle, Then and Now: Intergenerational Voices on the Bay Area Lesbian Movement” by Shaun Salas


A Simple Revolution’s October 13th Community Event
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Event Flyer

The event flyer is posted below, and can also be downloaded as a PDF.



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