Reading Queer

Events 2014

Juleisy y Karla headline “This is for the Ladies Who Brunch” presented by Reading Queer.

Juleisy y Karla headline “This is for the Ladies Who Brunch” presented by Reading Queer.

When breakfast is a drag, there’s always brunch. When brunch is a drag, there’s always drag brunch. For everything else, there’s Reading Queer. Join us for “This is for the Ladies Who Brunch” Sunday, November 23rd, 11am – 12:30 pm @ The Swamp @ The Miami Book Fair International. For…

A Reflection: L. Lamar Wilson closes the inaugural Reading Queer Literary Festival with Sacrilegion: The Gospel Truth

A Reflection: L. Lamar Wilson closes the inaugural Reading Queer Literary Festival with Sacrilegion: The Gospel Truth

On August 30th 2014, L. Lamar Wilson took the Miami Beach Botanical Garden back to church. “Sacrilegion: The Gospel Truth,” the closing event of the inaugural Reading Queer Festival, was a poetry reading and a spiritual experience. L. Lamar Wilson performed selections

The Reading Queer Writing Academy presents “Inside Out & Outside In”

The Reading Queer Writing Academy presents “Inside Out & Outside In”

The Reading Queer Writing Academy presents “Inside Out & Outside In”, a personal narrative workshop taught by writer and artist Vanessa García. Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT) @ the Bakehouse Art Complex located at 561 NW 32nd St Miami, FL 33127. About the workshop:…

Reading Queer Literary Festival presents the Cruising Miami Salon

Reading Queer Literary Festival presents the Cruising Miami Salon

Led by local scholar and artist Celeste Fraser Delgado, the Cruising Miami salon will encourage a shifting series of writing and performance partnerships centered around the theme of public sex as a form of utopian longing as presented in the work of Hialeah-born queer scholar José Esteban Muñoz. These couplings…

The Personal is Political: A Creative Writing Workshop with Sandra Simonds

The Personal is Political: A Creative Writing Workshop with Sandra Simonds

A Poetry Workshop with Sandra Simonds presented by Reading Queer in collaboration with O, Miami. Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 Time: 2:15 – 4:15 pm Location: The offices of O, Miami / 2138 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137. Cost: $15. Sign up HERE Description: How is queer poetry a mode…

Inaugural Reading with Julie Marie Wade, Sandra Simonds and Jan Becker.

Inaugural Reading with Julie Marie Wade, Sandra Simonds and Jan Becker.

Queer literature is often exclusively defined along the lines of identity and desire. Queer writer  = queer work is but the most common version of a formula, pervasive in today’s queer literary cultures, whereby the queerness of a text is reduced to the sexuality of its author and/or its characters. But what if queer literature could be…

Reading Queer presents “Cruising Hialeah or Ghosts of Public Sex” by Digital Hostage Collective

Reading Queer presents “Cruising Hialeah or Ghosts of Public Sex” by Digital Hostage Collective

A performance and video installation by Digital Hostage Collective in memory of Hialeah-born queer scholar José Esteban Muñoz Date: Wednesday, August 27th Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Location:  Miami Beach Botanical Garden. 2000 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139.  Cost: all events are free & open to the public but with a suggested donation…

L. Lamar Wilson headlines the inaugural Reading Queer Festival

L. Lamar Wilson headlines the inaugural Reading Queer Festival

The first inaugural Reading Queer Festival will come to a close with “Sacrilegion: The Gospel Truth”, a choral performance of L. Lamar Wilson’s prize-winning first collection of poems. Wilson will be accompanied by a vocal and musical artists Carl DuPont, Lloyd Reshard Jr. & Leo Williams. Date: Saturday, August 30th, 2014 Location: Miami Beach Botanical Garden…

Workshop: “Oddly Enough (Queer Comedy)” with Caro Hernandez

Saturday, July 12th from 12:00 – 4:00 pm at Artistic Vibes “Oddly Enough (Queer Comedy)” with Caro Hernandez is a comedy writing workshop for the queers who like to make jokes and the jokers who like to make queer. You’ll get to think about what you find funny and then…

Queer Depot 101: Creativity & Queerness

“The reality of art is the reality of the imagination. The charge laid on artists is bring back visions.” -Jeanette Winterson Co-led by poets Julie Marie Wade & Maureen Seaton, “QUEER DEPOT 101: CREATIVITY & QUEERNESS”, the first in a series of literary salons produced by Reading Queer, explored queerness…