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Jewelle Gomez is an author, poet, critic and playwright. She lived and worked in New York City for twenty-two years working in public television, theater as well as philanthropy before relocating to the West Coast. Her writing---fiction, poetry, essays and cultural criticism---has appeared in a wide variety of venues, both feminist and mainstream. Her work often intersects and addresses multiple ethnicities as well as the ideals of lesbian/feminism and issues. She has been interviewed for several documentaries focused on LGBT rights and culture.

She is the author of the double Lambda Award-winning novel, The Gilda Stories: A Novel from Firebrand Books. Her adaptation of the book for the stage - Bones & Ash: a Gilda Story - was performed by the Urban Bush Women company in 13 U.S. cities. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship and two California Arts Council fellowships.

Gomez was raised by her great-grandmother, Grace, who was born on Indian land in Iowa to an African-American mother and Ioway father. Grace returned to New England before she was fourteen, when her father died and was married to John E. Morandus, a Wampanoag and descendant of Massasoit, the sachem for whom Massachusetts was named.

Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s she was shaped socially and politically by the close family ties with her great grandmother, Grace and grandmother Lydia. Their history of independence as well as marginalization in an African-American community are referenced throughout her work. "Grace A." from the collection Don't Explain is an early example. During her high school and college years Gomez was involved with Black political and social movements which is reflected in much of her writing. Subsequent years in New York City she spent in Black theatre including work with the Frank Silvera Writers Workshop and many years as a stage manager for off Broadway productions.

During this time she became involved in lesbian feminist activism and magazine publication. She was a member of the CONDITIONS, a lesbian feminist literary magazine. More of Gomez's recent writing has begun to reflect her Native American (Ioway, Wampanoag) heritage.

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The Gilda Stories

The Gilda Stories

Don't Explain: Short Fiction

Don't Explain: Short Fiction

Oral Tradition: Selected Poems Old & New

Oral Tradition: Selected Poems Old & New

Forty-Three Septembers: Essays

Forty-Three Septembers: Essays

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Jewelle Gomez Biography

Jewelle Gomez is an author, poet, critic and playwright. She lived and worked in New York City for twenty-two years working in public television, theater as well as philanthropy before relocating to the West Coast. Her writing---fiction, poetry, essays and cultural criticism---has appeared in a wide variety of venues, both feminist and mainstream. Her work often intersects and addresses multiple ethnicities as well as the ideals of lesbian/feminism and issues. She has been interviewed for several documentaries focused on LGBT rights and culture.

She is the author of the double Lambda Award-winning novel, The Gilda Stories: A Novel from Firebrand Books. Her adaptation of the book for the stage - Bones & Ash: a Gilda Story - was performed by the Urban Bush Women company in 13 U.S. cities. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship and two California Arts Council fellowships.

Gomez was raised by her great-grandmother, Grace, who was born on Indian land in Iowa to an African-American mother and Ioway father. Grace returned to New England before she was fourteen, when her father died and was married to John E. Morandus, a Wampanoag and descendant of Massasoit, the sachem for whom Massachusetts was named.

Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s she was shaped socially and politically by the close family ties with her great grandmother, Grace and grandmother Lydia. Their history of independence as well as marginalization in an African-American community are referenced throughout her work. "Grace A." from the collection Don't Explain is an early example. During her high school and college years Gomez was involved with Black political and social movements which is reflected in much of her writing. Subsequent years in New York City she spent in Black theatre including work with the Frank Silvera Writers Workshop and many years as a stage manager for off Broadway productions.

During this time she became involved in lesbian feminist activism and magazine publication. She was a member of the CONDITIONS, a lesbian feminist literary magazine. More of Gomez's recent writing has begun to reflect her Native American (Ioway, Wampanoag) heritage.

Jewelle Gomez Videos

  • Jewelle Gomez: SF Pride Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal ...
    Award-winning author and educator Jewelle Gomez describes her thoughts about San Francisco Pride Weekend. "Taking part in Pride Parade ...
  • Jewelle Gomez at Radar Reading Series
    Angelina Weld Grimké, Audre Lorde, and Sally Ride honored in poetry by Jewelle Gomez. This reading was recorded at Radar's Quinceañera, ...

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  • How to book Jewelle Gomez?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jewelle Gomez for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jewelle Gomez, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jewelle Gomez or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jewelle Gomez?

    Booking fees for Jewelle Gomez, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jewelle Gomez, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jewelle Gomez?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jewelle Gomez for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jewelle Gomez for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jewelle Gomez or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jewelle Gomez or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jewelle Gomez is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jewelle Gomez for your event is available upon request. Jewelle Gomez generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lillian Faderman, Ronan Farrow, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Eliza Byard. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jewelle Gomez for an upcoming event.

Jewelle Gomez Speaker Videos

  • Jewelle Gomez: SF Pride Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal ...
    Award-winning author and educator Jewelle Gomez describes her thoughts about San Francisco Pride Weekend. "Taking part in Pride Parade ...
    Jewelle Gomez at Radar Reading Series
    Angelina Weld Grimké, Audre Lorde, and Sally Ride honored in poetry by Jewelle Gomez. This reading was recorded at Radar's Quinceañera, ...

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