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WHY READING QUEER VITAL FOR THE COMMUNITY: With rapidly changing conceptions of gender and sexuality and a historical moment defined by racialized forms of violence against various marginalized groups of queer-identified people, Reading Queer empowers and provides a safe space for aspiring, emerging and established queer writers to create and share their work with the community. Reading Queer serves as both respite and resource to amplify queer voices and effect change. Our mission is simple: foster and promote queer literary culture in South Florida. Your tax-deductible donation funds these programs:
- RQ Literary Festival, the only queer-centric literary festival of its kind in South Florida
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- Reading Queer: Poetry In A Time Of Chaos (Anhinga Press, 2018)
- RQ Writers in Residence @ The Betsy Hotel
- RQ Archive, an audio and video archive of writings by queer authors
This Ain’t Your Momma’s Poetry’: Writers Showcase at Miami Book Fair”
by Craig Stanley NBC NEWS
Poetry is having a moment in Miami.
“Paris is Still Burning”, an energetic poetry reading and performance showcased contemporary LGBT poets of color this week.
Four artists, known for their work exploring social, racial and economic justice, were handpicked to read and perform at an event held by the Reading Queer Literary Festival at the 32nd annual Miami Book Fair…(Read more on NBC News: jump here.)