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Join us for the Reading Queer Literary Festival @ Miami Book Fair, November 18 – 22, 2015

Join us for the Reading Queer Literary Festival @ Miami Book Fair, November 18 – 22, 2015

Join us for the READING QUEER LITERARY FESTIVAL @ MIAMI BOOK FAIR 2015, from Wednesday, November 18th – Sunday, November 22nd, 2015. This year, Reading Queer partnered with the Miami Book Fair to advance RQ’s mission to foster and promote queer literary culture in South Florida by bringing a diverse cross-section of…

Reading Queer & Miami Book Fair present Paris Is Still Burning @ The Olympia Theater

Reading Queer & Miami Book Fair present Paris Is Still Burning @ The Olympia Theater

Wednesday, November 18th @ 6:30 pm Join Reading Queer & Miami Book Fair for PARIS IS STILL BURNING with David Tomas Martinez, Dawn Lundy Martin, Justin Phillip Reed and Danez Smith In The Lobby Lounge at the iconic Olympia Theater. Inspired by the legendary documentary film “Paris is Burning” and the queer…

Reading Queer Literary Festival @ Miami Book Fair 2015

Reading Queer Literary Festival @ Miami Book Fair 2015

Reading Queer (RQ) organizes South Florida’s first and only queer-centric festival of the literary arts. Since its inaugural iteration in the fall of 2014, the festival has tripled in size, bringing more queer writers and artists to South Florida than ever before. This year we are thrilled to partner with…

RQ Presents “From the One Shall Come Many: Building Poetic Series from Psalms, Portraits, and Unexpected Points of View with Julie MarieWade”

RQ Presents “From the One Shall Come Many: Building Poetic Series from Psalms, Portraits, and Unexpected Points of View with Julie MarieWade”

On July 25th, join Julie Marie Wade for her poetry workshop “From One Shall Come Many: Building Poetic Series from Psalms, Portraits, and Unexpected Points of View.” This workshop will explore the ways poets can start, shape, enhance, and complete chapbooks and full-length poetry collections by building poetic series. Using…

Reading Queer presents “Voices Carry”, a fundraising event

Reading Queer presents “Voices Carry”, a fundraising event

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…

Press: Reading Queer workshops provide platform for LGBT writers in South Florida

Press: Reading Queer workshops provide platform for LGBT writers in South Florida

BY JOHANY HERNANDEZ South Florida News Service When Neil de la Flor, 42, founded Reading Queer, he wanted to promote understanding and diversity within and outside the LGBT community by bringing in South Florida artists and writers to show their work. Read the full article @ the Miami Herlad here &…

Reading Queer “Voices Carry” Fundraiser @ The Hotel Gaythering – South Beach

Reading Queer “Voices Carry” Fundraiser @ The Hotel Gaythering – South Beach

Reading Queer queerly invites you to Voices Carry–-a fundraising event to support RQ’s mission to foster and promote queer literary culture in South Florida on Tuesday, June 23rd, from 7 – 9 pm at The Hôtel Gaythering @ 1409 Lincoln Road, Mami Beach, FL 33139 (on the corner of Bay Road & Lincoln Road). The event…

RQ Writing Workshop with 2012 OBIE Lifetime Achievement Award winning playwright, songwriter, translator, editor and educator Caridad Svich

RQ Writing Workshop with 2012 OBIE Lifetime Achievement Award winning playwright, songwriter, translator, editor and educator Caridad Svich

FUNDarte in collaboration with Reading Queer present an intimate writing workshop with 2012 OBIE Lifetime Achievement Award winning playwright, songwriter, translator, editor and educator Caridad Svich. “This space of writing is a space of tensions and fissures and tectonic plates shifting across fields of time. Reach for the stars, but…

Reading Queer presents “O, Hi there” for O, Miami

For this year’s O, Miami Poetry Festival, Reading Queer is presenting “O, Hi There”, a free-form poetry reading that takes the cruising experience as its point of departure. We begin by cruising local poets whose work we love and lust after by asking them to record one or two of their…

Join Reading Queer and Jan Becker for “WRITING BOOTCAMP FOR QUEER WRITERS” at the Hôtel Gaythering-South Beach Saturday & Sunday, March 28th & 29th from 2 – 5 pm.

Get your writing boots on! On March 28th (Saturday) and 29th (Sunday), join Jan Becker for “WRITING BOOTCAMP FOR QUEER WRITERS,” an intensive prompt-driven poetry and flash non-fiction workshop. The term ‘boot camp’ may sound intimidating, but the only real order is, “permission to write freely.” This two-day workshop is…