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Reading Queer Awarded $70,000 Knight Arts Challenge Grant Miami

Reading Queer Awarded $70,000 Knight Arts Challenge Grant Miami

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awards Reading Queer a 2016 Knight Arts Challenge Miami (KACM) grant, a community-wide initiative funding the best ideas for the arts in South Florida. This is the second KACM grant awarded to Reading Queer since 2013. “The KACM grant will strengthen Reading…

RQ presents “Screenwriting from the Fringes” with April Dobbins 

RQ presents “Screenwriting from the Fringes” with April Dobbins 

The RQ Writing Academy presents: “Screenwriting from the Fringes” with filmmaker and artist April Dobbins, November 5th @ O Cinema Wynwood from 10 am – 1pm. Have you always wanted to write a film script, but have no idea where to begin? Are you an artist who would like to…

“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…

Reading Queer promotes fundraiser for victims of Pulse attacks 

Reading Queer promotes fundraiser for victims of Pulse attacks 

Reading Queer in collaboration with O Cinema, Pridelines, Aqua Foundation, Miami Jewish Film Festival and the MIFO LGBT Film Festival present the academy awarding winning film MILK in honor of the victims of the Orlando attack. 100% of all funds collected will be donated directly to the Equality Florida fund. Thursday,…

Reading Queer & O Cinema present Before Night Falls

Join Reading Queer and O Cinema – Wynwood for the launch of the RQ – O Cinema Queer Film Series with the screening of Before Night Falls–a richly imagined journey into the life and writings of the brilliant Cuban author and exile Reinaldo Arenas.  Directed by Julian Schnabel. Starring Javier…

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…