READING QUEER FESTIVAL 2014
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


Julie Marie Wade, Sandra Simonds and Jan Becker: Inaugural Reading

Writers Sandra Simonds, Julie Marie Wade and Jan Becker inaugurate the Reading Queer Festival with a reading of their work and a cocktail party.

Date: Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: B-Bar @ The Betsy Hotel South Beach
1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-6100.

Cost: All events are free & open to the public with a suggested donation of $20. Donate here.

For more information and to RSVP click HERE


Sandra Simonds: “The Personal is Political” Creative Writing Workshop

In collaboration with O, Miami, Reading Queer presents “The Personal is Political”, a writing workshop led by poet Sandra Simonds.

How is queer poetry a mode of political protest? How can it destroy the systems of oppression that we are all subjected to on a daily basis? Taking our own understandings of gender/ sexuality/ desire as a point of departure, in this workshop we will think about how our own personal narratives can be told in poetry as a mode of protest and solidarity, forming communities upon—but also beyond—our experiences of oppression.

Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Time: 2:15 – 4:15 pm
Location: The offices of O, Miami. 2138 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137.
Cost: $15.

Sign up HERE


Celeste Fraser Delgado: Cruising Miami Salon

Modeled on a site of queer public sex, the Cruising Miami salon will encourage a shifting series of writing and performance partnerships centered around the theme of public sex as a form of utopian longing as presented in Muñoz’s work. These couplings will result in readings and performances presented at the close of the salon.

Date: August, 25th, 2014
Time: 7:30 – 8:30
Location: ArtCenter/ South Florida 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida 33139.

Cost: all events are free & open to the public with a suggested donation of $20. Donate here.

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Digital Hostage Collective: “Cruising Hialeah or Ghosts of Public Sex”

A performance and video installation in memory of queer scholar and activist José Esteban Muñoz created by Celeste Fraser Delgado, Damian Rojo and other members of the Digital Hostage Collective. 

Date: Wednesday, August 27th
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Location: Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Cost: All events are free & open to the public with a suggested donation of $20. Donate here.

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L. Lamar Wilson: “Sacrilegion: The Gospel Truth”

Poet and scholar L. Lamar Wilson will read selections from his first book Sacrilegion accompanied by vocalist and musicians Carl DuPont, Lloyd Reshard Jr. & Leo Williams. The performance will be followed by a cocktail party.

Date: Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Location: Miami Beach Botanical Garden @ 2000 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Cost: All events are free & open to the public with a suggested donation of $20. Donate here.

For more information and to RSVP click HERE