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Reading Queer: Poetry In A Time of Chaos

Reading Queer: Poetry In A Time of Chaos

Reading Queer: Poetry In A Time of Chaos 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…

Writing for Liberation Workshop: A Reflection by Farah C. Yamini

Writing for Liberation Workshop: A Reflection by Farah C. Yamini

Lutze Segu’s workshop “Writing for Liberation”, the first workshop of the RQ Writing Academy 2017 – 2018 season at O Cinema – Wynwood, broke important silences many of us hold inside. She began by creating a safe space and set the tone by reading Audre Lorde’s essay “The Transformation of…

“I TALK TO MY BODY: A QUEER AND TRANS POETRY WORKSHOP FOR TRANS ART” with E. Parker Phillips

“I TALK TO MY BODY: A QUEER AND TRANS POETRY WORKSHOP FOR TRANS ART” with E. Parker Phillips

DATE: JUNE 10TH 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  LOCATION: MDC Live Arts Lab located at Miami Dade College, Building 1 300 NE 2nd Avenue. Get directions here.  COST: *All Reading Queer workshops are free and open to the public. However, we welcome your donation today to make this and future workshops possible.…

“WRITING FOR LIBERATION” with Lutze Segu

“WRITING FOR LIBERATION” with Lutze Segu

DATE: MAY 13, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. LOCATION: O CINEMA WYNWOOD @ 90 NW 29TH AVENUE MIAMI, FL 33127. Map here.  COST: *All Reading Queer workshops are free and open to the public. However, we welcome your donation today to make this and future workshops possible. Donate now.  DESCRIPTION: Who…

Reading Queer Awarded $70,000 Knight Arts Challenge Grant Miami

Reading Queer Awarded $70,000 Knight Arts Challenge Grant Miami

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awards Reading Queer a 2016 Knight Arts Challenge Miami (KACM) grant, a community-wide initiative funding the best ideas for the arts in South Florida. This is the second KACM grant awarded to Reading Queer since 2013. “The KACM grant will strengthen Reading…

‘ZINES, QUEENS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN with Emanuel Ribas and J.V. Portelo

‘ZINES, QUEENS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN with Emanuel Ribas and J.V. Portelo

“’ZINES, QUEENS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN” with Emanuel Ribas and J.V. Portela Register today for the next workshop of the 2016 RQ Writing Academy series: “‘Zines, Queens and Everything in Between” with Emanuel Ribas and J.V. Portela at HistoryMiami on Sunday, May 22nd. Space is limited. RSVP below.  The Reading Queer Writing Academy aims to…

Reading Queer kicked of 2016 Festival with Paris Is Still Burning

Reading Queer kicked of 2016 Festival with Paris Is Still Burning

By Jennifer McCauley On Wednesday November 18th, Reading Queer kicked off its second festival with the acclaimed event “Paris is Still Burning,” held at the Olympia Theater. Eight months earlier, in an off-site gallery at AWP 2015, writer Patricia Smith hosted a reading that paid tribute to the iconic “Paris…

Reading Queer Program Director JV Portela inaugurates the 2015 Reading Queer Literary Festival

Reading Queer Program Director JV Portela inaugurates the 2015 Reading Queer Literary Festival

Hello everyone and thank you for coming. As you know, tonight’s event was inspired by Paris is Burning, Jenny Livingston’s legendary documentary that chronicled the ballroom scene of the New York 1980’s. For all its limitations, that documentary laid bare the violence and oppression experienced daily by queer and trans folk…

A QUEER QUINCEAÑERA closes the Reading Queer Literary Festival @ Miami Book Fair

A QUEER QUINCEAÑERA closes the Reading Queer Literary Festival @ Miami Book Fair

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2015 @ MIAIM BOOK FAIR @ 5:00 PM A QUEER QUINCEAÑERA with Juleysi y Karla & graduates of the RQ Writing Academy. Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 @ 5:00 pm. Cruising the boundary between poetry and performance art, A Queer Quinceañera is a celebration of Miami’s literary coming of…