Reading Queer


Donate to Reading Queer & Support Queer Literary Culture

Your donation today will kickstart Reading Queer as we begin to plan for the 2016 Reading Queer Literary Festival, the only queer-centric literary festival of its kind in South Florida, the Reading Queer Writing Academy, a series of writing workshops aimed at fostering the careers of South Florida based queer writers, the RQ-O Cinema Queer Film Series, and the RQ Archive


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!

*PLEASE NOTE: If you’d like 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 “The Reading Queer Fund” from the drop down menu. And that’s that!

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“.

WHY IS READING QUEER VITAL FOR THE COMMUNITY? “Literature saves lives. As queer writers and readers we know this from personal experience. By inviting us to expand our sense of self to include the experiences of others, reading also lays the foundation for the building of strong and lasting communities, queer and otherwise, based on mutual care, respect and understanding. Writing, on the other hand, invites us to explore and create new possibilities for being and becoming in the world. The blank page can be a promise of new beginnings in a world eager to foreclose them, an invitation to take charge where we feel most powerless.” –José Portela, Reading Queer Program Director.

YOUR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION enables Reading Queer to preserve & promote queer literary culture in South Florida through. Learn more about our organization here.

GIVE-MIAMI-DAY-PROMOS-FRQ Program Director Jose Portela, Dawn Lundy Martin, David Tomas Martinez, Justin Phillip Reed, Danez Smth (squatting) & RQ Executive Director Neil de la Flor.

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With your support, we’re now in the planning stages for the 2016 RQ Writing Academy, the 2016 RQ Literary Festival ing Queer Literary Festival and our new RQ-O Cinema Queer Film Series. Please support our programming and our mission to preserve & promote queer literary culture in South Florida with a small or giant donation today. Simply click the “donate today” button below and voilà! Check back often for updates on our 2016. programming. 



‘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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