Reading Queer



Select “Reading Queer Fund” after clicking the link below. 


*To make a tax-deductible donation to Reading Queer, click donate now or the purple button above. This link will take you to our fiscal agent The Miami Foundation. On the giving portal page, select the amount you wish to donate & choose “Reading Queer Fund” from the drop down menu.

ADDRESS: If, for whatever reason, you can’t make a donation online today, you may mail your tax-deductible donation to 860 NE 75th Street, Miami, FL 33138. Make check payable to “The Reading Queer Fund“.

Once you’ve donated, talk us up & share the important work that we do with your friends & family. With your donation you will help us preserve & promote queer literary culture in South Florida and have a direct impact on the programming that we create for the community!

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 (and beyond). Your tax-deductible donation funds the…

  • RQ Literary Festival, the only queer-centric literary festival of its kind in South Florida
  • RQ Writing Academy, a series of writing workshops that fosters the careers of queer writers & writing teachers
  • RQ Writers in Residence @ The Betsy Hotel 
  • RQ Archive, an audio and video archive of writings by queer authors 

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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.)

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