Dozens of gay and lesbian authors will be participating in the second annual Gay and Lesbian Literary Arts (GALLA) Festival including William Mann, Greg Herren and J. M. Redmann. The festival, which will take place at the Stonewall Library & Archives April 9-11 will offer attendees the opportunity to attend workshops, seminars, panels, presentations and readings. Many of the panelists will also being conducting book signing throughout the event.

William Mann is the Lambda Literary Award winning author of Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines. He is also well-known for the novels such Where the Boys Are and The Men from the Boys. Mann\'s recent biography, How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood, was a best seller and his biography of Katherine Hepburn was named one of the 100 notable books of 2006 by The New York Times.

Greg Herren, the Lambda Literary Award winning author of \'Murder in the Rue Chartres\', is the author of ten novels and over fifty short stories. Herren is also the co-editor of \'Love, Bourbon Street: Reflections on New Orleans\'.

J.M. Redmann\'s, \'The Intersection of Law and Desire\' was picked by the San Francisco Chronicle as an Editor\'s Choice. In addition, two other of her popular novels featuring New Orleans Private Detective Michelle \'Micky\' Knight have been nominated for Lambda Literary Awards.

The GALLA Festival will also feature gay and lesbian literary lights Steven Petrow, Don Weise, K.G. MacGregor, Lee Lynch, Sebastian Stuart and SFGN