Reading Queer

Events 2018

Reading Queer Presents “Writing in Queer Spaces” with Freesia McKee

Reading Queer Presents “Writing in Queer Spaces” with Freesia McKee

DATE: MARCH 24TH, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMLOCATION: HISTORY MIAMI MUSEUM @ 101 W FLAGLER ST, MIAMI, FL 33130. MAP hereCOST: ALWAYS FREE. Donations appreciated. Donate here Queer individuals have always had to build their own havens and teach their own history, in remedying a society where division…

Write Your Surreal Memoir with Julie Marie Wade

Write Your Surreal Memoir with Julie Marie Wade

DATE: FEBRUARY 2ND, 2019 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM LOCATION: ALASKA COFFEE ROASTING @ 13130 BISCAYNE BLVD, NORTH MIAMI, FL 33181. Map here. COST: ALWAYS FREE. Donations appreciated. Donate here Memories can be tender, funny, somber, or sometimes too saturated with color to be properly captured through the traditional…

Reading Queer Celebrates the New Year by Looking Back on 2018

Reading Queer Celebrates the New Year by Looking Back on 2018

With the holiday season over and the new year already begun, Reading Queer looks back on the projects put together thanks to our team, The Miami Foundation, The Knight Foundation, The Betsy Hotel – South Beach, The Miami Book Fair, FUNDarte, Anhinga Press, RQ individual donors, the LGBTQ+ community, the…

Start Your Year Motivated with Jan Becker’s Writing Boot Camp

Start Your Year Motivated with Jan Becker’s Writing Boot Camp

DATE: JANUARY 19TH & 201TH, 2019 from 11:00 PM – 2:00 PM LOCATION: THE LIGHT BOX @ GOLDMAN WAREHOUSE @ 404 NW 26TH ST, MIAMI, FL 33127. Map here. COST: ALWAYS FREE. Donations appreciated. Donate here Start the year off queer and motivated with Reading Queer’s annual “‘Boot Camp for Queer Writers’ with Jan…

Reading Queer Presents Maggie Thrash @ The Miami Book Fair 2018

Reading Queer Presents Maggie Thrash @ The Miami Book Fair 2018

Maggie Thrash is the author of the graphic memoir Honor Girl as well as the Strange Truth books. She is a former staff writer for Rookie. Following her acclaimed Honor Girl, Maggie Thrash revisits a period of teenage depression in Lost Soul, Be at Peace (Candlewick), a graphic memoir that is at once thoughtful, honest, and marked…

Justin Phillip Reed Wins National Book Award 2018!

Justin Phillip Reed Wins National Book Award 2018!

In 2015, Reading Queer invited Justin Phillip Reed to co-headline the 2015 RQ Literary Festival before he published his first book. Last night, Justin won the 2018 National Book Award for Poetry! Reading Queer is proud to have worked with the beautiful writer, and to have witnessed his poetry blossom.…

Reading Queer Miami Book Fair 2018 Lineups and Panels

Reading Queer Miami Book Fair 2018 Lineups and Panels

It’s the annual Miami Book Fair season, and Reading Queer is proud to announce our panel lineups  featuring queer groundbreaking authors. Join us for the “Anthologies that Rock and Resist” panel, on Sunday, November 18th @ 10:30 AM, to discuss our published anthology, Reading Queer: Poetry in a Time of Chaos.…

Reading Queer Presents Nic Stone @ The Miami Book Fair 2018

Reading Queer Presents Nic Stone @ The Miami Book Fair 2018

Nic Stone was named bestselling author by the New York Times. Her new adventure, Odd One Out, shares one coming-of-age story from three different perspectives. She is from a suburb of Atlanta, GA and grew up among diverse cultures. Nic Stone spent time mentoring teens and strives to provide a…

Reading Queer Presents T. Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper @ the Miami Book Fair 2018

Reading Queer Presents T. Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper @ the Miami Book Fair 2018

T Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper are best selling, award winning authors, journalists, parents to two evolving kids, and rescuers of six dogs. RQ is proud to announce them as featured authors for “3 YA Stories @ the 2018 Miami Book Fair panel, on Sunday, November 18th @ 1:00 PM, featuring Nic…

Reading Queer presents “The Shadow Self” with Cathleen Chambless

Reading Queer presents “The Shadow Self” with Cathleen Chambless

Reading Queer is excited to launch the 2018 – 2019 RQ Writing Academy with “The Shadow Self”, a creative writing workshop with Cathleen Chambless at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse (Map) on Saturday, October 20th from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. “Reading Queer has been a unicorn’s breath of fresh air…