“Diary of a Gay, Pregnant Bride” is a new memoir which the former mayor of Minneapolis, R.T. Rybak calls, “A brave new book about a brave new world.” As gay marriage becomes legal, an artist struggles with losing her mother and becoming one, all while planning her wedding. The author, Kelly Frankenberg, will read a section of the memoir and host a discussion, question session, and book signing.
Kelly Frankenberg is a writer and illustrator. She has a MFA in Creative Writing and a BFA in Illustration. Her artwork has appeared in film, print, audio, web, and 3D. Clients have included Fox National News, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, The Minnesota Governor’s Residence Council, and others. “Diary of a Gay, Pregnant Bride” is her first memoir.
Dawn Manning is the author of Postcards from the Dead Letter Office (Burlesque Press, 2016), which explores the world through tanka and other short poetry forms. One of these tanka was honored by the Tanka Society of America through the Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest. In addition to receiving the Beullah Rose Poetry Prize in 2015, her awards include the San Miguel Writer’s Conference Poetry Prize, the Edith Garlow Poetry Prize, and placed second in the Writer’s Digest 81stannual Writing Competition among other honorable mentions. Her poems have been published through Crab Orchard Review, Fairy Tale Review, Silk Road Review, Smartish Pace, Unsplendid, and other literary journals. In her spare time she herds cats for a local animal rescue. When the stars align, she travels.