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Lance Ringel Inducted into the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival Hall of Fame.

The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was founded in 2003 as a new initiative designed as an innovative way to reach the community with information about HIV/AIDS, particularly disseminating prevention messages via the writers, thinkers and spokes-people of the LGBTQ+ community. It was also formed to bring the LGBTQ+ literary community together to celebrate the literary arts.

A program of the Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival, SASFest has grown into an internationally-recognized event that brings together a who’s who of LGBTQ+ publishers, writers and readers from throughout the United States and beyond. The Festival, held over 3 days each spring at the Hotel Monteleone in the New Orleans French Quarter, features panel discussions and master classes around literary topics that provide a forum for authors, editors and publishers to talk about their work for the benefit of emerging writers and the enjoyment of fans of LGBTQ+ literature.

Watch the video below.

All photos courtesy Brian Berger

Photo Above: 2023 Hall of Fame inductees Emanuel Xavier and Lance Ringel flank Sven Davisson, publisher of Rebel Satori Press.

Publicist Michele Karlsberg with Lance Ringel.


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