Tuesday, August 19, 2014

On the road with Lance and Chuck. Author Lance Ringel, accompanied by spouse Chuck Muckle, whistle-stopped into gay summer mecca Provincetown, Massachusetts, to present a dramatized reading with period music from Flower of Iowa

The event happened Thursday evening, August 14, at Provincetown Public Library in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room. The pair performed the scene where American soldier Tommy Flowers and British soldier Davey Pearson share their first, tentative kiss. 

Muckle performed several songs made popular during the war, including "Over There."

Monday, August 11, 2014

Reminder: Lance Ringel Reads this Thursday at the Provincetown Public Library

To commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of World War I in August, author Lance Ringel will read from his acclaimed novel Flower Of Iowa at the Provincetown Library this Thursday, August 14. The event is titled “Gay in the Great War.”

Ringel will be joined by his spouse, veteran singer-actor Chuck Muckle, who will perform songs made popular during World War I. 

The evening of reading and song will be followed by a Q&A with the author. The event will take place from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Provincetown Library’s Marc Jacobs Reading Room. The library is located at 356 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657. Admission is free.

For more information about this event, please click here.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Flower Of Iowa eBook Giveaway!

To commemorate the centenary of The Great War that begins this month, author-historian Lance Ringel will give away an eBook download of his acclaimed novel Flower of Iowa to the contestant who provides the best statement (in 50 words or less) on this topic: "A century later, this is why World War I still matters to me."

Your answer may be framed in personal or historic terms. Mr. Ringel will evaluate all submissions and choose the most powerful one. Entries should be submitted by Friday, August 15. The winner will be selected before month’s end. 

Please send your submission to us by clicking here.

Pauline Park Welcomes Authors to Book Fest 2014

Pauline Park, acting executive director of Queens Pride House, the borough's LGBT community center, welcomes participants to Book Fest 2014 on August 5th.

Pauline Park and Book Fest 2014 Authors at Queens Pride House

From left: Pauline Park; photographer Mariette Pathy Allen who introduced her book TransCuba which focuses on Cuba's transgender community; Laura Erickson-Schroth, M.D., editor of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, a resource guide for transgendered and gender-variant people; Lance Ringel, who gave a dramatic reading from his WWI novel, Flower of Iowa; Leslie L. Smith, author of Sally Field Can Play the Transsexual, the first novel about PEP and PrEP; and Nancy Agabian, whose memoir Me as Her Again, discusses being bisexual in an Armenian family.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lance Ringel at Book Fest 2014 - Queens Pride House

Lance Ringel's reading from Flower of Iowa was the highlight of last night's Book Fest 2014, the first annual literary showcase of LGBT authors held at Queens Pride House in Jackson Heights. 

Ringel, joined by his spouse, veteran actor Chuck Muckle, transfixed the audience with a dramatized passage from the war novel in which American soldier Tommy Flowers and British soldier David Pearson slowly uncover feelings for one another behind the battle lines during World War I. 

Thank you to Pauline Park of Queens Pride House for a memorable evening.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Lance Ringel and Chuck Muckle to Appear at Easton Mountain

Author Lance Ringel and actor Chuck Muckle will offer a dramatized reading with music from the acclaimed World War I novel Flower of Iowa on Friday, August 15 at Easton Mountain, a gay male sanctuary in Greenwich, NY. 

Ringel’s presentation begins at 8:30PM and will be one of the cultural highlights during the six-day Summer Gay Spirit Camp. The evening presentation will be followed by a communal bonfire. Gay Spirit Camp also offers a variety of workshops and events, including gay spirituality, yoga, meditation, massage, creativity, nature walks, saunas, body painting, movement and dance, dating and romance. To enroll for Camp, please click here