Reading Queer

Events 2018

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…

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…

“Diving Deeper into Show Don’t Tell” with Richard Blanco

“Diving Deeper into Show Don’t Tell” with Richard Blanco

“Diving Deeper into Show Don’t Tell” with Richard Blanco & Reading Queer DATE: JUNE 23rd, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM LOCATION: MIAMI BEACH BOTANICAL GARDEN @ 2000 CONVENTION CENTER DR, MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139. Map here COST: ALWAYS FREE. Donations appreciated. Donate here Richard Blanco is a historic presidential…

Reading Queer Writing Academy Presents “BOOT CAMP” with Jan Becker

Reading Queer Writing Academy Presents “BOOT CAMP” with Jan Becker

DATE: JUNE 30TH, 2018 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM LOCATION: VILLAIN THEATER  @ 5865 NE 2ND AVE, MIAMI, FL 33137. Map here COST: ALWAYS FREE. Donations appreciated. Donate here Jan Becker, author of The Sunshine Chronicles, welcomes Reading (and Writing) Queer-ians into her Floridian world of sticky weather and peculiar characters.…

Poetry In a Time of Chaos Book Launch @ The Betsy Hotel South Beach

Poetry In a Time of Chaos Book Launch @ The Betsy Hotel South Beach

The Betsy – South Beach, in partnership with Reading Queer, presents Reading Queer: Poetry In A Time of Chaos, (Anhinga Press, 2018). This new anthology brings together fifty LGBTQ poets in the spirit and solidarity of poetry at its finest and fiercest. Hosted by Neil de la Flor. RSVP here.…