It’s the annual Miami Book Fair season, and Reading Queer is proud to announce our panel lineups featuring queer groundbreaking authors. Join us for the “Anthologies that Rock and Resist” panel, on Sunday, November 18th @ 10:30 AM, to discuss our published anthology, Reading Queer: Poetry in a Time of Chaos. Then join us @ 1 PM, on November 18th, for “3 YA Stories @ the 2018 Miami Book Fair panel,” featuring authors of the Changers Series, Odd One Out, Lost Soul, Be at Peace, and moderated by the author of Every Day. Please RSVP here for the anthology panel, or here for the YA panel.
Reading Queer: Poetry in a Time of Chaos (Anhinga Press, 2018) brings fifty LGBTQ poets together in the spirit and solidarity of poetry at its finest and fiercest. Edited by Neil de la Flor and Maureen Seaton, Reading Queer: Poetry in a Time of Chaos is vulnerable, sexy, heartbreaking, revolutionary. It’s poetry that pushes against and beyond boundaries in both form and content.
Editors, Neil de la Flor and Maureen Seaton will be featured on the “Anthologies that Rock and Resist” panel, on Sunday, November 18th @ 10:30 AM. Please RSVP here
Anthology Features: Thalo Kersey, Aaron Smith, Bryan Borland, Caridad Moro-Fronlier, Cathleen Chambless, Celeste Gainey, cin salach, Collin Kelley, Eduardo C. Corral, Elizabeth Bradfield, Ellen Bass, Farah Milagros Yamini, Gem Blackthorn, Gerry Gomez Pearlberg, Gregg Shapiro, Holly Iglesias, James Allen Hall, Jan Becker, Jason Schneiderman, Jen Benka, Jim Elledge, JV Portela, Joseph O. Legaspi, JP Howard, Julie Marie Wade, Julie R. Enzer, Justin Torres, Kevin Simmonds, L. Lamar Wilson, Lori Anderson, Megan Volpert, Meredith Camel, Phillip B. Williams, Qwo-Li Driskill, Ruben Quesada, sam sax, Samiya Bashir, Samuel Ace, Seth Pennington, Shane Allison, Stacey Waite, Stephanie Lane Sutton, Stephen S. Mills, Tara Burke, Ching-In Chen, Nicholas Wong, tc tolbert and Valerie Wetlaufer.
Changers Book Four: Forever is the final installment of the four-part widely praised, poignant, socio-barrier crossing Changers Series. Readers have followed Ethan as he transformed from a teenage boy to Drew, a petite blonde girl, to Oryon, an African American skater boy, and then to Kim, an overweight Asian teen girl— all while tackling ideas of sexism, race, homophobia, and body shaming either from the closed-minded Abiders or the rest of their town. In this last chronicle, Ethan/Drew/Oryon/Kim faces the final physical transformation and learns about the price that comes with having everything you want— making them realize who they truly are and want to be.
Best selling, award winning authors, journalists, parents of two evolving kids, and rescuers of six dogs, T Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper will be featured on the“3 YA Stories @ the 2018 Miami Book Fair panel,” on Sunday, November 18th @ 1:00 PM, also featuring Nic Stone, Maggie Thrash and hosted by David Levithan. RSVP here.
Please check out Reading Queer’s interview with the authors.
Odd One Out is a beautiful coming-of-age story about three teens exploring and empowering their sexuality by pushing their relationships to awkward boundaries.
New York Times’ named bestselling author, Nic Stone, will be featured on the “3 YA Stories @ the 2018 Miami Book Fair panel,” on Sunday, November 18th @ 1:00 PM, also featuring T. Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper, Maggie Thrash and hosted by David Levithan. Please RSVP here.
Please check out Reading Queer’s interview with the author.
Continuing from Thrash’s acclaimed graphic novel memoir Honor Girl, Lost Soul, Be at Peace follows Maggie one year and a half later after the eventful summer that changed her life. Regretful of the times, Maggie is in a bleak depression– flunking her high school Junior Year, being disregarded by her parents, and to top it off losing her cat in the walls of her gaping house. Tommi, the cat, being her only sense of comfort thrusts Maggie into a search that leads her to question what has she really lost, and what will she find?
Maggie Thrash is a New York Times reviewed and acclaimed author. Thrash will be featured on the “3 YA Stories @ the 2018 Miami Book Fair panel,” on Sunday, November 18th @ 1:00 PM, also featuring T. Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper, Nic Stone, and hosted by David Levithan. Please RSVP here.
“3 YA Stories @ the 2018 Miami Book Fair panel,” on Sunday, November 18th @ 1:00 PM, will be hosted by David Levithan, author of Every Day. Please RSVP here.