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Reading Queer kicked of 2016 Festival with Paris Is Still Burning

Reading Queer kicked of 2016 Festival with Paris Is Still Burning

By Jennifer McCauley On Wednesday November 18th, Reading Queer kicked off its second festival with the acclaimed event “Paris is Still Burning,” held at the Olympia Theater. Eight months earlier, in an off-site gallery at AWP 2015, writer Patricia Smith hosted a reading that paid tribute to the iconic “Paris…

Queer Depot 101: Creativity & Queerness

“The reality of art is the reality of the imagination. The charge laid on artists is bring back visions.” -Jeanette Winterson Co-led by poets Julie Marie Wade & Maureen Seaton, “QUEER DEPOT 101: CREATIVITY & QUEERNESS”, the first in a series of literary salons produced by Reading Queer, explored queerness…

Exquisite Writing Workshop: a success for Reading Queer & the Bakehouse Art Complex

Exquisite Writing Workshop: a success for Reading Queer & the Bakehouse Art Complex

“Creative writing isn’t just about what you know. It’s about discovering what you’ve forgotten through the process of creative writing.” –Neil de la Flor Reading Queer’s first Community Writing Workshop, “Exquisite Writing”, a Creative Writing Workshop led by Maureen Seaton & Neil de la Flor, was a resounding success! We…

Images from, “Drifting: A Theatrical Exquisite Corpse”, co-sponsored by Reading Queer.

Images from, “Drifting: A Theatrical Exquisite Corpse”, co-sponsored by Reading Queer.

In “Drifting”, Vanessa Garcia draws from the surrealist tradition of the exquisite corpse, a collaborative exercise using words and images to construct a figure or a phrase. Now, the exquisite corpse shows up in theatrical form–for a night that included dance, performance art and traditional forms of theatre. The collaborators…

Reading Queer seeks to hire creative writing instructors

Reading Queer seeks to hire creative writing instructors

HEAR YE, HEAR YE!: ATTENTION ALL WRITERS, POETS, QUEERS, UNICORNS AND MISCREANTS Reading Queer (RQ) is searching for six South-Florida-based creative writing instructors to lead a series of community-based writing workshops. All writers who are committed to teaching from a queer lens are invited to submit proposals for innovative workshops…

Write a queer poem for Give Miami Day

“A culture, like an individual, is a more or less consistent pattern of thought and action”. —Ruth Benedict In many many ways, writing has “saved” my life, literally and metaphorically, and will most likely continue to do so. That is why Reading Queer is important for a Greater Miami. If…

Reading Queer @ Pecha Kucha Night: Signifiers in Queer/Feminist Contemporary Art in Asia and Miami

Join Reading Queer Executive Director Neil de la Flor and Reading Queer Program Director José A. Villar-Portela for Pechua Kucha Night: Signifiers in Queer/Feminist Contemporary Art in Asia and Miami. The format is simple: 20 slides x 20 seconds each. The program complements themes of the WOMEN exhibit currently on…

Queering Language by Tim Trace Peterson

(Republished with author’s permission. Originally published in EOAGH. Read the Queering Language issue of EOAGH here.) Oh, it’s just queering language. It resists categorizations, clarifications, and excuses, hovering somewhere in the densely-populated nexus between theory and practice, taking names… For me this project began out of a deep sympathy with…