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Donate to Reading Queer on Give Miami Day

Donate to Reading Queer on Give Miami Day

SAVE THE DATE – Donate to Reading Queer on Give Miami Day Just over one year ago, I launched the first Reading Queer Literary Festival at the Betsy Hotel – South Beach. With the support of our sponsors and individual donors like you, Reading Queer inaugurated the first queer-centric literary festival…

Reading Queer presents “Voices Carry”, a fundraising event

Reading Queer presents “Voices Carry”, a fundraising event

At a time when Miami’s literary culture is flourishing, the Knight Foundation awarded Reading Queer with a $30,000 Knight Arts Challenge grant to foster & promote queer literary culture in South Florida. Now, I need your donation to continue building safe spaces for the writerly needs of all queer-identified people who have too often…

Reading Queer Festival: promoting queer literary and artistic culture in Miami

Reading Queer Festival: promoting queer literary and artistic culture in Miami

Dear Miami, As you may already know, the first Reading Queer Literary Festival begins this week. This festival is one of the many ways we’re promoting queer literary and artistic culture in Miami—a mission we believe to be as timely as it is crucial, perhaps now more than ever. At…

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”…

L. Lamar Wilson headlines the inaugural Reading Queer Festival

L. Lamar Wilson headlines the inaugural Reading Queer Festival

The first inaugural Reading Queer Festival will come to a close with “Sacrilegion: The Gospel Truth”, a choral performance of L. Lamar Wilson’s prize-winning first collection of poems. Wilson will be accompanied by a vocal and musical artists Carl DuPont, Lloyd Reshard Jr. & Leo Williams. Date: Saturday, August 30th, 2014 Location: Miami Beach Botanical Garden…

The Betsy South Beach is the host hotel for the inaugural Reading Queer Festival

The Betsy South Beach is the host hotel for the inaugural Reading Queer Festival

The Betsy South Beach is the host hotel for the inaugural Reading Queer Festival Reading Queer is happy to announce that the Betsy Hotel South Beach is the host hotel for the inaugural and, most importantly, first ever queer literary festival in Miami. The Reading Queer Festival will run from…

Artist Carrie Sieh donates 3 works of art to Reading Queer

Artist Carrie Sieh donates 3 works of art to Reading Queer

Carrie Sieh donates 3 works of art to Reading Queer Reading Queer is happy to announce that artist Carrie Sieh has donated 3 works of art to Reading Queer for our annual summer fun(d)raiser. Sieh’s donation will help us fulfill our mission to improve, empower and enrich the lives of…

Artist JeanPaul Mallozzi donates “Moodswing: Mad, Glad, Sad” triptych to Reading Queer

Artist JeanPaul Mallozzi donates “Moodswing: Mad, Glad, Sad” triptych to Reading Queer

JeanPaul Mallozzi donates “Moodswing: Mad, Glad, Sad” to Reading Queer Reading Queer is happy to announce that artist JeanPaul Mallozzi has donated his “Moodswing: Mad, Glad, Sad” triptych (each print is 30″ x 22″) to Reading Queer for our annual summer fun(d)raiser. His donation will help us fulfill our mission…

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…

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…