26322861Join Reading Queer and Christine Morando for “THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL: TELLING YOUR STORIES AND MAKING THEM VISIBLE” at the Hôtel Gaythering-South Beach Saturday, February 21st from 2 – 5 pm.

Morando will help participants appreciate their own life stories and introduce them to the stories of contemporary queer writers. From a trans man with passport problems to a happily celibate 23-year-old, participants will look at multiple examples of personal stories that broaden readers’ understanding not only of what it means to be queer, but of what it means to be human. Participants are free to share their own work in a warm and accepting space. At the end of the session, Morando will discuss different possibilities for publishing work online or in print.

Materials: Participants will need a pen and paper to write on.

WHEN: Saturday, February 21st from 2 pm – 5 pm.

WHERE: The LIBRARY of Hotel Gaythering, 1409 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida, FL 33139. Street parking or parking available at the Lincoln Road Garage on 17th Street between Meridian Avenue and Euclid Avenue.

COST: *Pay what you can afford. Suggested donation: $20. Donate online by going to the Eventbrite or in person on the day of the workshop.

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ABOUT CHRISTINE MORANDO: Morando was born and raised on Florida’s gulf coast. She is currently taking a break from her day job teaching composition courses on Queer Pop Culture at the University of Miami in order to explore new cities and complete her MFA in fiction at Florida International University. Christine works as a freelance writer and editor, and she can usually help you figure out who that famous person was who appeared in that thing.