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The Personal is Political: A Creative Writing Workshop with Sandra Simonds

The Personal is Political: A Creative Writing Workshop with Sandra Simonds

A Poetry Workshop with Sandra Simonds presented by Reading Queer in collaboration with O, Miami. Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 Time: 2:15 – 4:15 pm Location: The offices of O, Miami / 2138 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137. Cost: $15. Sign up HERE Description: How is queer poetry a mode…

Reading Queer presents “Cruising Hialeah or Ghosts of Public Sex” by Digital Hostage Collective

Reading Queer presents “Cruising Hialeah or Ghosts of Public Sex” by Digital Hostage Collective

A performance and video installation by Digital Hostage Collective in memory of Hialeah-born queer scholar José Esteban Muñoz Date: Wednesday, August 27th Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Location:  Miami Beach Botanical Garden. 2000 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139.  Cost: all events are free & open to the public but with a suggested donation…

Amazing News: JeanPaul Mallozzi donates an additional “Moodswing: Mad, Glad, Sad” set + a small, original signed sketch

Amazing News: JeanPaul Mallozzi donates an additional “Moodswing: Mad, Glad, Sad” set + a small, original signed sketch

AMAZING NEWS: We’re super happy to announce that the limited edition “Moodswing: Mad, Glad, Sad” triptych by artist JeanPaul Mallozzi has already sold at the $1,000 Luminary Level during the Reading Queer Summer Fun(d)raiser campaign. The news gets even better: Mallozzi has been kind enough to donate another limited edition “Moodswing”…

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…

Workshop: “In Defense of Forgetting” with Connie Mae Oliver

MAY 10th & 11th, 12 pm – 2 pm @ The Bakehouse Art Complex. “IN DEFENSE OF FORGETTING” with Connie Mae Oliver is a 2-day workshop that will motivate writers to interpret and decode the expectations of preservationist traditions, via poetry exercises conducted in a workshop setting. The workshop will…

Inaugural Queer Depot 101: Creativity & Queerness at The Betsy-Sobe

Inaugural Queer Depot 101: Creativity & Queerness at The Betsy-Sobe

Co-led by poets Julie Marie Wade & Maureen Seaton, “QUEER DEPOT 101: CREATIVITY & QUEERNESS” explores queerness as a potent source for creativity for writers and artists. “Is all art-making inherently queer, particularly in a world that devalues art and consigns most artists to the margins of mainstream work? Maybe…

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…

“Exquisite Writing” at the Bakehouse: A Writing Queer Workshop for Reading Queer

“Exquisite Writing” at the Bakehouse: A Writing Queer Workshop for Reading Queer February 1, 2014, 2-5 PM I Exquisite Corpse This surrealist “game” is “played” with any number of people, from 2 to ∞. (Yes, ∞.) 1. Divide into groups according to elements: Air signs (Libra, Gemini, Aquarius), Water signs…

Reading Queer &  The Bakehouse Art Complex co-produce “Exquisite Writing”, a surrealist creative writing workshop

Reading Queer & The Bakehouse Art Complex co-produce “Exquisite Writing”, a surrealist creative writing workshop

Reading Queer and The Bakehouse Art Complex co-produce “Exquisite Writing”, a surrealist workshop led by poet & memoirist Maureen Seaton, RQ Executive Director Neil de la Flor & the RQ team. The workshop takes participants through a dynamic creative process inspired by visual art. Reading Queer invites the whole community—writers,…

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…