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Paris Is Still Burning: A Kick Off Event Featuring Queer Poets

Paris Is Still Burning: A Kick Off Event Featuring Queer Poets

Friday June 26th @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT | RSVP HERE The Candela Literary Pride Festival opens on the hot and sultry virtual carpet with PARIS IS STILL BURNING, a reading featuring queer poets voicing work born out of protest and the queer experience. Virtual doors open at 7:30…

Reading Queer announces The Candela Literary Pride Festival 2020

Reading Queer announces The Candela Literary Pride Festival 2020

Sponsors & Funders: Poets & Writers, Cap Fire Spoken Word Arts, Wild & Precious Life Series, Alternate Roots & The Knight Foundation. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Saturday June 20th @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT | RSVP HERE. Capturing Fire: A Biographical Poetry Writing Workshop led by Regie Cabicowill look…

Capturing Fire: A Biographical Workshop led by Regie Cabico

Capturing Fire: A Biographical Workshop led by Regie Cabico

Capturing Fire: A Biographical Workshop led by Regie Cabico DATE: Saturday, June 20th, 2020 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Note: This is a virtual workshop. Zoom link & password will be emailed to you 24 hours before event. Make sure you sign up below. Get Tickets here: Capturing Fire with Regie Cabico. Description: We will…

Capturing Fire: A biographical Poetry Writing Workshop led by Regie Cabico

Capturing Fire: A biographical Poetry Writing Workshop led by Regie Cabico

Saturday June 20, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
 

DATE: Saturday, June 20th, 2020 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Note: This is a virtual workshop. Zoom link & password will be emailed to you 24 hours before event. Make sure you sign up below.

Get Tickets here: Capturing Fire with Regie Cabico.

Description: We will look at Shuntaro Tanikawa’s poem, Growth, as a way to jump start the flow of our chronological life moments of fear and courage. We will share our personal stories and create a timeline of our up against the wall moments and victories. We will use improvisation and connect with each other through mirrored movements and exploring secrets in a safe and nurturing environment, we will share our memories in “story nuggets” or “story-haiku” and empower ourselves through the spoken word. All levels welcome.

Regie Cabico is a spoken word pioneer having won The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam and later taking top prizes in three National Poetry Slams. Television credits include 2 seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, NPR’s Snap Judgement, TEDx Talk& MTV’s Free Your Mind.  His work appears in Poetry, American Academy of Poets, Pine Hills Review & Beltway Poetry Quarterly, among others.  He is the recipient of several fellowships from The New York Foundation for the Arts and The DC Commission for the Arts. As a theater artist he received three New York Innovative Theater Award Nominations for his work in Too  Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind with a win for Best Performance Art Production The Kenyon Review recently  named Regie Cabico the “Lady Gaga of Poetry” and he has been listed in BUST magazine’s 100 Men We Love. Mr. Cabico is the publisher and founder of Capturing Fire Press and Slam  and co-founder of Split This Rock in Washington, DC.

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I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Sunday June 7, 2020 7:00 PM
 

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Join Magnolia Pictures, O Cinema and the Knight Foundation this Sunday in watching the Oscar-nominated documentary I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO for FREE and participate in a virtual town hall Monday evening to discuss what we all can do to make our communities more equitable. 

Let’s finally have a conversation about race in America. 

RSVP: https://bit.ly/2Xtp07G


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I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

Join Magnolia Pictures, O Cinema and the Knight Foundation this Sunday in watching the Oscar-nominated documentary I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO for FREE and participate in a virtual town hall Monday evening to discuss what we all can do to make our communities more equitable.  Let’s finally have a conversation…

Earth Day: 2 Events, 1 Day

MDC Live Arts and Reading Queer present a webinar with Miccosukee artist and activist Houston Cypress on writing a Land Acknowledgement.  Click here to register for free and receive a link to the Webinar: Zoom Link. Land Acknowledgements are formal statements and public rituals that recognize and respect Indigenous Peoples as…

RQ Co-presents Embracing Land Acknowledgement with Houston Cypress

RQ Co-presents Embracing Land Acknowledgement with Houston Cypress

Wednesday April 22, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 

MDC Live Arts and Reading Queer present a webinar with Miccosukee artist and activist Houston Cypress on writing a Land Acknowledgement. 

Click here to register for free and receive a link to the Webinar: Zoom Link.

Land Acknowledgements are formal statements and public rituals that recognize and respect Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land and the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. This FREE and dynamic webinar will inspire action through the arts, teaching participants the ins and outs of drafting their own public ceremonies, or Land Acknowledgements, using the poetry of Oglala Lakota poet Layli Long Soldier and other indigenous writers, as well as USDAC resources, the careful scrutiny of existing federal legislation, and the solace found in a guided group meditation. The webinar is designed with the intention of disrupting the power dynamic, finding Truth and Reconciliation, and inspiring action through the arts.

FREE RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ly8bN9vbQLKfDmFKxF1agg

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RQ Presents: Wild & Precious Life Series

RQ Presents: Wild & Precious Life Series

Thursday April 16, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday April 22, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday April 29, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday May 6, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

Dear Friends,

Last week, “Zoom Bombers” commandeered the reading, the link was changed and all queer hell broke loose.  We apologize for the disruption and this week we’re ready to meet any challenges. 

If you were not able to attend or access the reading last week, join RQ this week for the Wild & Precious Life Series this Thursday, April 16th, 2020 @ 7:30 P.M. The virtual reading series features poets Dustine Brooksure, Julie E. Blomeke, Teri Elam and Beth Gylys.  Virtual “doors” open at 7:00 P.M. for a pre-reading conversation. 

Be part of the audience by using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/301485996 or join the reading by using Meeting ID: 301 485 996 if you already have Zoom on your computer, smart phone, or iPad.

See you Thursday! 
All my best,

Neil de la Flor
Executive Director, Reading Queer

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