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Reading Queer participates in LitCrawl Miami with “Eros Erased, Eros Collaged”

Reading Queer participates in LitCrawl Miami with “Eros Erased, Eros Collaged”

The famous San Francisco-born literature and pub crawl series comes to Miami for the first time during the O, Miami Poetry Festival. Combining two things (alcohol + literature) that everyone loves, LitCrawl is a mad-cap, “choose-your-own-adventure” evening of literary events that winds its way through South Beach’s bar scenes.

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Reading Queer invites you to come out for “Eros Erased, Eros Collaged”, a mad-cap, dress-up collage and erasure poetry workshop & performance at the Richard Shack Gallery of the Art/Center South Florida on Friday, April 25th, promptly at 8:00pm. “Eros Erased, Eros Collaged” is an official stop for the first-ever LitCrawl Miami. Come dressed as your favorite erotica icon, drag king or queen or simply come dressed as yourself.

Using vintage queer erotica, Neil de la Flor (RQ Executive Director) and José Villar-Portela (RQ Program Director) will lead a free-form(less) generative workshop on erasure & collage writing techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to produce their own visual poems using found erotic texts and arts-&-crafts supplied by the Art/Center & Reading Queer. The workshop will culminate with a spontaneous orchestral group reading lead by a conductor (TBA).

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After the reading, the poems will be pinned to the gallery wall and will remain on display for the duration of “Pinning the Line”, an exhibition that invites poets and artists who use words in their work to take part in a living installation. You are invited to push pin a poem or visual art work that has poetry or words no larger than 15 x 15 to the walls of the gallery.

Join us for “Eros Erases, Eros Collaged”. Festivities begin promptly at 8pm on Friday, April 25th at the ArtCenter/South Florida. 800 Lincoln Road. Miami Beach, FL 33139. Come dressed queerly. Free & open to the public. RSVP @ the general LitCrawl event page here or RSVP with RQ by filling out the form below: