At a time when Miami’s literary culture is flourishing, the Knight Foundation awarded Reading Queer with a $30,000 Knight Arts Challenge grant to foster & promote queer literary culture in South Florida.
Now, I need your donation to continue building safe spaces for the writerly needs of all queer-identified people who have too often been denied a voice. Through our programming–The Reading Queer Writing Academy and the annual Reading Queer Literary Festival–RQ 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–something that we believe to be as timely as it is crucial, perhaps now more than ever.
What’s even more crucial is keeping all Reading Queer events open to the public regardless of one’s ability to pay. Your donation enables us to create affordable, yet innovative programming and demonstrate how literature can be used as a medium to improve, empower, and enrich the creative lives of the queer community.
Join me and the Reading Queer team tomorrow for “Voices Carry”, a fundraising event to benefit Reading Queer’s mission. Tuesday, June 23rd, from 7 – 9 pm at The Library @ Hôtel Gaythering located at 1409 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (on the corner of Bay Road & Lincoln Road). Suggestion donation: $25.
If you can’t attend the fundraiser, you can make a tax-deductible donation to Reading Queer @ donate now or mail your donation to Reading Queer @ 860 NE 75th Street, Miami, FL 33138.