Reading Queer

with Emanuel Ribas and J.V. Portela

Register today for the next writing workshop of the 2016 RQ Writing Academy series: “‘Zines, Queens and Everything in Between” with Emanuel Ribas and J.V. Portal at HistoryMiami on Sunday, May 22ndSpace is limited. RSVP below. 

DESCRIPTION: Miami is a city in between and its queer world is no exception. Caught between the vibrant beach subcultures of a bygone golden age and the murky cocktail of a future that threatens to swallow us, it seems we’re rather stuck, our past forgotten on the sand, our present vodka-soaked and trapped in bars, our future underwater. ‘Zines, Queens and Everything in Between is a generative workshop that seeks to break this present stagnancy through critical discussion and creative experimentation. We’ll use recordings from the Reading Queer Oral History Project and materials sourced from the HistoryMiami archives to plumb the depths of South Florida’s queer pasts for new ways to cruise ahead, and use free writing and experimental zine forms to record our bold new visions for Miami’s queerest future.

Participants can opt to have the ‘zines they create during this workshop be permanently archived at HistoryMiami, where they will serve to inspire future experiments in South Florida queer world-making.

exile-book-logoDATE: Sunday, May 22, 2016
TIME: 12-3 p.m.
LOCATION: HistoryMiami
COST: *All Reading Queer workshops are free and open to the public. However, we depend on your donations to support our programming.  Make a donation today.

*The Reading Queer Writing Academy aims to inspire and prepare members of the queer community to tap into the powerful potential inherent to the act and the art of writing. Consisting of a series of distinct workshops spread out throughout the calendar year, the Academy will serve as a platform for writers of all walks of life to explore, pursue and perfect the craft in its myriad forms. As an expression of our conviction that writing is a right, not a privilege, all workshops are open to the general public regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.

EMANUEL RIBAS is a Cuban-American artist born and raised in Miami. He is a full-time student at New World School of the Arts, and a slave to the restaurant industry – until further notice. Emanuel, also known as Emi, or Manny comes from a Christian middle class Cuban machista background, and is one of two openly gay members in his family. His work explores human behavior, the idea of death, and semiotics through different mediums and artistic styles. In the last two years his work has been exhibited at Guccivuitton Gallery (now called VersaceVersaceVersace), and in the NWSA Rising Star Show.