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Reading Queer Presents Maggie Thrash @ The Miami Book Fair 2018

Reading Queer Presents Maggie Thrash @ The Miami Book Fair 2018

Maggie Thrash is the author of the graphic memoir Honor Girl as well as the Strange Truth books. She is a former staff writer for Rookie. Following her acclaimed Honor Girl, Maggie Thrash revisits a period of teenage depression in Lost Soul, Be at Peace (Candlewick), a graphic memoir that is at once thoughtful, honest, and marked…

Justin Phillip Reed Wins National Book Award 2018!

Justin Phillip Reed Wins National Book Award 2018!

In 2015, Reading Queer invited Justin Phillip Reed to co-headline the 2015 RQ Literary Festival before he published his first book. Last night, Justin won the 2018 National Book Award for Poetry! Reading Queer is proud to have worked with the beautiful writer, and to have witnessed his poetry blossom.…

Reading Queer Miami Book Fair 2018 Lineups and Panels

Reading Queer Miami Book Fair 2018 Lineups and Panels

It’s the annual Miami Book Fair season, and Reading Queer is proud to announce our panel lineups  featuring queer groundbreaking authors. Join us for the “Anthologies that Rock and Resist” panel, on Sunday, November 18th @ 10:30 AM, to discuss our published anthology, Reading Queer: Poetry in a Time of Chaos.…

Reading Queer Presents Nic Stone @ The Miami Book Fair 2018

Reading Queer Presents Nic Stone @ The Miami Book Fair 2018

Nic Stone was named bestselling author by the New York Times. Her new adventure, Odd One Out, shares one coming-of-age story from three different perspectives. She is from a suburb of Atlanta, GA and grew up among diverse cultures. Nic Stone spent time mentoring teens and strives to provide a…

Donate to Reading Queer

Donate to Reading Queer

Help me raise $5,000 before November 15th and fuel the future of queer literary culture in South Florida. Support life-affirming programming by and for the community @ readingqueer.org/donate Meet Parvati Villarba, Programming Director @ Reading Queer. “Reading Queer has taught me that Queerness transcends race, gender, sexuality, and class— by…

Reading Queer presents “The Shadow Self” with Cathleen Chambless

Reading Queer presents “The Shadow Self” with Cathleen Chambless

Reading Queer is excited to launch the 2018 – 2019 RQ Writing Academy with “The Shadow Self”, a creative writing workshop with Cathleen Chambless at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse (Map) on Saturday, October 20th from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. “Reading Queer has been a unicorn’s breath of fresh air…

“Diving Deeper into Show Don’t Tell” with Richard Blanco

“Diving Deeper into Show Don’t Tell” with Richard Blanco

“Diving Deeper into Show Don’t Tell” with Richard Blanco & Reading Queer DATE: JUNE 23rd, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM LOCATION: MIAMI BEACH BOTANICAL GARDEN @ 2000 CONVENTION CENTER DR, MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139. Map here COST: ALWAYS FREE. Donations appreciated. Donate here Richard Blanco is a historic presidential…

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.…

Purchase Reading Queer: Poetry In A Time of Chaos

Purchase Reading Queer: Poetry In A Time of Chaos

Reading Queer: Poetry In A Time of Chaos Reading Queer: Poetry In A Time of Chaos (Anhinga Press, 2018) brings fifty LGBTQ poets together in the spirit and solidarity of poetry at its finest and fiercest. Edited by Neil de la Flor and Maureen Seaton, Reading Queer: Poetry in a Time of…

“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…