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Beyond Margins, Within Intersections: A Caribbean LGBTQ Reading

Join The Miami Book Fair, Reading Queer, and The Whimsical Project as we celebrate the contributions of Caribbean LGBTQ writers past and present, and discover multiple experiences of writing beyond today’s boundaries. Readers include JV Portela, G Winston James, and Y’señia Mina. Moderated by Omar Figueras and M.J. Fievre. In the…

Creating Queer Voice in the Poem: A Writing Workshop with Parker Phillips

Creating Queer Voice in the Poem: A Writing Workshop with Parker Phillips

Creating Queer Voice in the Poem: A Writing Workshop with Parker Phillips Register today for the next writing workshop of the 2016 RQ Writing Academy series during the 2016 TransArt Festival. 1PM Saturday, June 18 th @ the LGBT Welcome Center onSouth Beach. Space is limited. RSVP below.  DESCRIPTION: Whose voice speaks to readers in…

‘ZINES, QUEENS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN with Emanuel Ribas and J.V. Portelo

‘ZINES, QUEENS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN with Emanuel Ribas and J.V. Portelo

“’ZINES, QUEENS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN” with Emanuel Ribas and J.V. Portela Register today for the next workshop of the 2016 RQ Writing Academy series: “‘Zines, Queens and Everything in Between” with Emanuel Ribas and J.V. Portela at HistoryMiami on Sunday, May 22nd. Space is limited. RSVP below.  The Reading Queer Writing Academy aims to…

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…

Reading Queer Program Director JV Portela inaugurates the 2015 Reading Queer Literary Festival

Reading Queer Program Director JV Portela inaugurates the 2015 Reading Queer Literary Festival

Hello everyone and thank you for coming. As you know, tonight’s event was inspired by Paris is Burning, Jenny Livingston’s legendary documentary that chronicled the ballroom scene of the New York 1980’s. For all its limitations, that documentary laid bare the violence and oppression experienced daily by queer and trans folk…

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…

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…

CELEBRATING THE LAMMYS: Winners & Finalists of the LAMBDA Literary Awards

CELEBRATING THE LAMMYS: Winners & Finalists of the LAMBDA Literary Awards

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2015 @ MIAMI BOOK FAIR @ 11:00 AM Join Reading Queer @ Miami Book Fair for CELEBRATING THE LAMMYS: Winners & Finalists of the LAMBDA Literary Awards with Rick Barot, Dawn Lundy Martin, Stephen Mills and Valerie Wetlaufer. (*Please note that “The Lammys” is incorrectly titled “Queer Veses” on…

Reading Queer & O Cinema present Paris is Burning!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH @ O CINEMA WYNWOOD @ 9:00 PM Join Reading Queer & O Cinema for the kick off event of the 2015 Reading Queer Literary Festival @ MBF with a screening of the legendary film Paris Is Burning. Paris Is Burning, a documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston, chronicles the…

Join us for the Reading Queer Literary Festival @ Miami Book Fair, November 18 – 22, 2015

Join us for the Reading Queer Literary Festival @ Miami Book Fair, November 18 – 22, 2015

Join us for the READING QUEER LITERARY FESTIVAL @ MIAMI BOOK FAIR 2015, from Wednesday, November 18th – Sunday, November 22nd, 2015. This year, Reading Queer partnered with the Miami Book Fair to advance RQ’s mission to foster and promote queer literary culture in South Florida by bringing a diverse cross-section of…