Hubbard Hall Announces A New Collaborative Event Between its LGBTQIA+ Breaking Bread Series, Battenkill Books and Bold Strokes Books

Hubbard Hall and Battenkill Books are proud to present an author panel celebrating LGBTQ+ literature and highlighting Cambridge, NY-based publisher, Bold Strokes Books. “Our LGBTQ+ Breaking Bread Potluck series is so important for our community and our organization.  This collaboration with Bold Stroke Books and Battenkill Books is a thrilling development in its growth and service.  I hope we can do more together!” says Hubbard Hall Executive & Artistic Director David Snider. Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books remarked, “Promoting diverse voices is an important goal of ours at Battenkill Books and partnering with LGBTQ+ publisher, Bold Strokes Books to host an author panel was a natural fit, especially since we are their hometown bookstore”.

The panel discussion will take place from 5-6 pm on April 17 at Battenkill Books (15 East Main St., Cambridge, NY). Immediately following the author panel, Hubbard Hall will host its Breaking Bread Potluck at the Roundhouse Bakery Cafe from 6-8 pm in Hubbard Hall (25 East Main St., Cambridge, NY). This will include a delicious free potluck dinner and a facilitated conversation centered around the importance of inclusion and inclusive practices. This event is free and open to all members of the general public. More information is available at or 518-677-2495, ext. 314 with Lulu Mulalu.

About Bold Strokes Books

Cambridge, NY-based Bold Strokes Books offers a diverse collection of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer general and genre fiction. Their fiction includes romance, mystery/intrigue, crime, erotica, speculative fic (sci-fi/fantasy/horror), general fiction, and young adult. Since its inception in 2004, our mission has remained unchanged: to bring quality queer fiction to readers worldwide and to support committed authors in developing their craft and reaching an ever-growing community of readers via print, digital, and audio formats.

About Hubbard Hall’s Breaking Bread Series

Breaking Bread’s mission is to cultivate an imperative space for social support, collective action and acceptance; where members of the LGBTQ+ community can gather safely and proudly as their authentic selves, and celebrate who they are, affirm their identities, participate in important discussions, and create opportunities that allow for intergenerational mentorship and support in this rural community (in upstate New York/Vermont).

About Battenkill Books

A part of the community for 25 years (under a few different names), Battenkill Books is a local, independent bookstore selling general interest, new books in the Battenkill Valley. The store offers a broad range of books from current bestsellers to the classics, and from history and romance to gardening and cooking, and more. We have a large selection of books on local history and the surrounding area. Battenkill Books also carries maps, gifts, cards, and an eclectic selection of magazines.

About Hubbard Hall

Hubbard Hall is a thriving arts center dedicated to cultivating, sustaining and promoting the cultural life of our rural community in Washington County, NY and throughout the Capital Region.  We gather people from all walks of life to create, learn and grow together, while developing, producing and presenting world-class art and artists.

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