Jewelle Gomez

Jewelle Gomez is author of seven books including the double Lambda Literary Award-winning, black vampire novel The Gilda Stories, in print since 1991. Her play Waiting for Giovanni looked at an imagined moment in the life of James Baldwin, and premiered in 2011 at New Conservatory Theatre Company. Her new play about singer/composer Alberta Hunter, Leaving the Blues, premieres in 2016.