Lez Talk Books Radio

About: Join Stephanie and Lauren as we discuss Black lesbian and QWOC writing and talk to authors about their work. As always, we are dedicated to amplifying the work of Black women! If you are interested in being a guest on our show, or would like to suggest a topic, please contact us at info@blacklesbianliterarycollective.com.


Listen to the most recent episode, featuring Leona Beasely, who writes about the eccentric, often queer and funny characters from her Southern youth.

Leona Beasley was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia; Mills College in Oakland, California; and the New School University in New York City. Among the many things, she has taught art to the very young and to elders, wrote arts columns, been an educational consultant, and worked in children’s television.


Lez Talk Books Presents: Almah LaVon Rice
Rice has been published in various anthologies, including the revised edition of does your mama know?: Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories. Her journalism has garnered a National Ethnic Media Award from New America Media and recognition on Utne Reader’s “Great Writing” blog.


Lez Talk Books Presents: The State of Black Lesbian Publishing
On June 21st, we started a new series, Topics in Black Lesbian Publishing, that aims to address Black lesbian writing from a publisher’s perspective.


You can listen to archived episodes on YouTube.