Reading Queer

Inaugural Reading with Julie Marie Wade, Sandra Simonds and Jan Becker.

Inaugural Reading with Julie Marie Wade, Sandra Simonds and Jan Becker.

Inaugural Reading with Julie Marie Wade, Sandra Simonds and Jan Becker.

Queer literature is often exclusively defined along the lines of identity and desire. Queer writer  = queer work is but the most common version of a formula, pervasive in today’s queer literary cultures, whereby the queerness of a text is reduced to the sexuality of its author and/or its characters.

But what if queer literature could be more broadly, more radically, defined? What if the queerness of the poem, the novel or the short story was given less by whom an author does and more by what a text is doing—or undoing, for that matter?

For this inaugural reading of the 2014 Reading Queer Festival, we invite you to join us as we begin to answer these questions in the company of Julie Marie Wade, Sandra Simonds and Jan Becker—three Florida-based writers whose work speaks to the succulent complexity of Reading, Writing, Being and Becoming Queer.

Complementary cocktails will be served before and after the reading.

Date: Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm cocktail party/reading/mix and mingle after party.
Location: The B-Bar @ The Betsy Hotel South Beach @ 1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 531-6100.
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm cocktail party/reading/mix and mingle after party.
Cost: all events are free & open to the public with a suggested donation of $20. Donate here.

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