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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  LOCATION: TBA 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: The body is a site of identity, but often does not represent an internal, felt sense of self, especially for transgender…

“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…

NEW POEMS: A READING with Julie Marie Wade

NEW POEMS: A READING with Julie Marie Wade

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2015 @ MIAMI BOOK FAIR @ 2:00 PM Join Reading Queer @ Miami Book Fair for NEW POEMS: A READING features RQ Writing Teacher & Advisory Board Member Julie Marie Wade. Wade will read from her poetry collection When I Was Straight–poems that are lush post-confessional poems, unabashed in…

Donate to Reading Queer on Give Miami Day

Donate to Reading Queer on Give Miami Day

SAVE THE DATE – Donate to Reading Queer on Give Miami Day Just over one year ago, I launched the first Reading Queer Literary Festival at the Betsy Hotel – South Beach. With the support of our sponsors and individual donors like you, Reading Queer inaugurated the first queer-centric literary festival…