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“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…

RSVP for “BOOT CAMP FOR QUEER WRITERS” with Jan Becker

RSVP for “BOOT CAMP FOR QUEER WRITERS” with Jan Becker

RSVP for the most anticipated creative writing workshop of the year: “BOOT CAMP FOR QUEER WRITERS” with Jan Becker.  Get your writing boots reading for this queerly manic, utterly fantastic and wildly popular life-changing writing workshop with Jan Becker. This intensive, yet nurturing prompt-driven poetry and flash non-fiction workshop is…

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…

A QUEER QUINCEAÑERA closes the Reading Queer Literary Festival @ Miami Book Fair

A QUEER QUINCEAÑERA closes the Reading Queer Literary Festival @ Miami Book Fair

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2015 @ MIAIM BOOK FAIR @ 5:00 PM A QUEER QUINCEAÑERA with Juleysi y Karla & graduates of the RQ Writing Academy. Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 @ 5:00 pm. Cruising the boundary between poetry and performance art, A Queer Quinceañera is a celebration of Miami’s literary coming of…

Reading Queer Literary Festival @ Miami Book Fair 2015

Reading Queer Literary Festival @ Miami Book Fair 2015

Reading Queer (RQ) organizes South Florida’s first and only queer-centric festival of the literary arts. Since its inaugural iteration in the fall of 2014, the festival has tripled in size, bringing more queer writers and artists to South Florida than ever before. This year we are thrilled to partner with…

Press: Reading Queer workshops provide platform for LGBT writers in South Florida

Press: Reading Queer workshops provide platform for LGBT writers in South Florida

BY JOHANY HERNANDEZ South Florida News Service When Neil de la Flor, 42, founded Reading Queer, he wanted to promote understanding and diversity within and outside the LGBT community by bringing in South Florida artists and writers to show their work. Read the full article @ the Miami Herlad here &…

Reading Queer “Voices Carry” Fundraiser @ The Hotel Gaythering – South Beach

Reading Queer “Voices Carry” Fundraiser @ The Hotel Gaythering – South Beach

Reading Queer queerly invites you to Voices Carry–-a fundraising event to support RQ’s mission to foster and promote queer literary culture in South Florida on Tuesday, June 23rd, from 7 – 9 pm at The Hôtel Gaythering @ 1409 Lincoln Road, Mami Beach, FL 33139 (on the corner of Bay Road & Lincoln Road). The event…

The Reading Queer Writing Academy presents “The Personal Is Political”

The Reading Queer Writing Academy presents “The Personal Is Political”

Your story matters! Join Reading Queer and Christine Morando for “THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL: TELLING YOUR STORIES AND MAKING THEM VISIBLE” at the Hôtel Gaythering-South Beach Saturday, February 21st from 2 – 5 pm. Morando will help participants appreciate their own life stories and introduce them to the stories of contemporary…

A Reflection: L. Lamar Wilson closes the inaugural Reading Queer Literary Festival with Sacrilegion: The Gospel Truth

A Reflection: L. Lamar Wilson closes the inaugural Reading Queer Literary Festival with Sacrilegion: The Gospel Truth

On August 30th 2014, L. Lamar Wilson took the Miami Beach Botanical Garden back to church. “Sacrilegion: The Gospel Truth,” the closing event of the inaugural Reading Queer Festival, was a poetry reading and a spiritual experience. L. Lamar Wilson performed selections

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”…