James Hannaham and Karan Mahajan read in support of the Ali Forney Center
the Flying Saucer Cafe, 494 Atlantic Ave (between 3rd Ave and Nevins), Brooklyn
James Hannaham’s first novel, God Says No, has just been published by McSweeney’s Books. His stories have appeared in The Literary Review, Open City, Nerve, One Story, and several anthologies. His critical journalism has appeared in The Village Voice, Spin, Us, Out, and Salon.com, where he was once on staff. He has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The Blue Mountain Center, Chateau de Lavigny, Fundación Valparaíso, and a NYFFA Fellowship in Fiction. He teaches creative writing at the Pratt Institute.
Karan Mahajan grew up in New Delhi and graduated from Stanford
University. His first novel Family Planning was published by
HarperCollins in December and is being translated into six languages.
The Ali Forney Center (AFC) was started in June of 2002 in response to the lack of safe shelter for LGBT youth in New York City. We are committed to providing these young people with safe, dignified, nurturing environments where their needs can be met, and where they can begin to put their lives back together.
AFC is dedicated to promoting awareness of the plight of homeless LGBT youth in the United States with the goal of generating responses on local and national levels from government funders, foundations, and the LGBT community.