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Author Victor Yates: A Love Like Blood

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. LGBTQ author Victor Yates will be at the Palm Springs Public Library sharing about his work and reading from his most recent book “A Love Like Blood”. Local bookstore QTrading will be on site with books for sale before and after his presentation. 

Victor Yates is the winner of the 2017 Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers. He won the 2016 Lambda Lit-erary Award for LGBT Debut Fiction for his book, “A Love Like Blood”. His novel also won Honorable Mention at The New Eng-land Book Festival. Recently, he was awarded a grant from the City of West Hollywood to record narratives of older gay men to preserve for younger generations. In 2012, he had two poems published in the anthology, “For Colored Boys”, which won the American Library Association's Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fish-man Non-Fiction. He is the recipient of an Ahmanson Foundation grant and the Elma Stuckey Writing Award (1st place in poetry). 

The Palm Springs Public Library offers a varied and com-prehensive collection to the community. The Library is located at 300 S. Sunrise Way, on the corner of Sunrise Way and Baristo Road. For more information about the Library call 760-322-READ (7323) or log on to 

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