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“Stitch and Bitch:” A Creative Writing Workshop and Crochet Social Circle Led by Fabienne Josaphat & Jan Becker. No experience necessary.

“Stitch and Bitch:” A Creative Writing Workshop and Crochet Social Circle Led by Fabienne Josaphat & Jan Becker. No experience necessary.

DATE: APRIL 28TH, 2019 from11:00 AM to 2:00 PMLOCATION: DRAGONFLY THRIFT BOUTIQUE @3141 SW 8TH ST, MIAMI, FL 33135. MAP hereCOST: ALWAYS FREE. Donations appreciated. Donate to Reading Queer here. Donate to LEAP here. THIS WORKSHOP IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LEAP. Get out your needles, pens, and…

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 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.…

Meet RQ Writer in Residence Chazz Chitwood

DATE: March 18th, 7:30 PM LOCATION: THE BETSY HOTEL. Map here COST: ALWAYS FREE. Donations appreciated. Donate here.  Reading Queer is happy to announce our first Writer in Residence, Chazz Chitwood. Chitwood is a 28 year old gay writer living in North Miami Beach. He has his BA and JD from University…

Reading Queer Workshop “Come in Character: A Development Writing Workshop” with April Dobbins

Reading Queer Workshop “Come in Character: A Development Writing Workshop” with April Dobbins

DATE: FEBRUARY 10TH, 2018 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM LOCATION: THE LIGHT BOX @ GOLDMAN WAREHOUSE  @ 404 NW 26TH ST, MIAMI, FL 33127. Map here COST: ALWAYS FREE. Donations appreciated. Donate here.  April Dobbins is writer, photographer, filmmaker, and Sundance Institute Knight Fellow who believes that discovering great characters are…

Reading Queer Workshop “Visual Storytelling” by Queers in Nature Author Shoog McDaniel

Reading Queer Workshop “Visual Storytelling” by Queers in Nature Author Shoog McDaniel

DATE: JANUARY 27TH, 2018 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM LOCATION: THE LIGHT BOX @ GOLDMAN WAREHOUSE  @ 404 NW 26TH ST, MIAMI, FL 33127. COST: ALWAYS FREE. Donations appreciated. Donate here.  Shoog McDaniel, author of Queers in Nature, regularly challenges societal beauty standards in exchange for the brilliant and beautiful exploration…

“QUEER (DIS)PLEASURE” with E. Parker Phillips

“QUEER (DIS)PLEASURE” with E. Parker Phillips Join Reading Queer for our next writing workshop: “Writing Queer (Dis)pleasure” with E. Parker Phillips. The workshop is free and open to the public. We also encourage newbies–aspiring writers who just need a spark to ignite their writing careers. This workshop will take place at…