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“I TALK TO MY BODY: A QUEER AND TRANS POETRY WORKSHOP FOR TRANS ART” with E. Parker Phillips

“I TALK TO MY BODY: A QUEER AND TRANS POETRY WORKSHOP FOR TRANS ART” with E. Parker Phillips

DATE: JUNE 10TH  LOCATION: TBA COST: *All Reading Queer workshops are free and open to the public. However, we welcome your donation today to make this and future workshops possible. Donate now.  DESCRIPTION: The body is a site of identity, but often does not represent an internal, felt sense of self, especially for transgender…

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…

‘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…

“FINDING HONEY IN THE ROCK: A WORKSHOP OF OBSESSION” with Danez Smith

“FINDING HONEY IN THE ROCK: A WORKSHOP OF OBSESSION” with Danez Smith

“FINDING HONEY IN THE ROCK: A WORKSHOP OF OBSESSION” with Danez Smith Register today for the inaugural writing workshop of 2016 RQ Writing Academy series: “Finding Honey in the Rock: A Workshop of Obsession” with Danez Smith at The Lightbox at the Goldman Warehouse on Thursday, April 28th from 5:00…

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 releases Paris Is Still Burning audio archive

Reading Queer releases Paris Is Still Burning audio archive

Reading Queer & Miami Book Fair co-presented PARIS IS STILL BURNING with David Tomas Martinez, Dawn Lundy Martin, Justin Phillip Reed and Danez Smith In The Lobby Lounge at the iconic Olympia Theater. Wednesday, November 18th @ 6:30 pm. Inspired by the legendary documentary film “Paris is Burning” and the queer…

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…

NEW POEMS: A READING with Julie Marie Wade

NEW POEMS: A READING with Julie Marie Wade

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2015 @ MIAMI BOOK FAIR @ 2:00 PM Join Reading Queer @ Miami Book Fair for NEW POEMS: A READING features RQ Writing Teacher & Advisory Board Member Julie Marie Wade. Wade will read from her poetry collection When I Was Straight–poems that are lush post-confessional poems, unabashed in…

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…