Sappho’s Salon: A Provocative Night of Lesbian Diversions
Featuring Sharon Bridgforth and Shanta Nurullah
$7–$10 sliding admission includes food and wine
For the latest monthly installment of our popular salon night for lesbians and their
friends, we are delighted to present two amazing lesbian storytellers. Celebrated writer
and performer Sharon Bridgforth is the author of the Lambda Literary Award–winning
the bull-jean stories and love conjure blues and co-editor of Experiments in a Jazz
Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia, and the Austin Project. A resident playwright at New
Dramatists since 2009, she has been the recipient of many awards and fellowships,
including support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Shanta Nurullah is a
storyteller and musician who combines original and folkloric material with instruments
such as sitar and mbira. A recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship, Shanta
has performed at the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, the
National Women’s Music Festival, and numerous cultural and educational institutions.
We’re also proud to claim her as a sister staffer here at Women & Children First!
Sappho’s house DJ SpinNikki will play us in and out of sets. Door proceeds benefit the
artists and the Women’s Voices Fund.