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Reading Queer Presents “Anything Else Under Heaven: A Writing Workshop” with poet Mia S. Willis

Reading Queer Presents “Anything Else Under Heaven: A Writing Workshop” with poet Mia S. Willis

RSVP HERE Description: Poetry frequently offers glimpses of Black and queer joy in times of societal turmoil and uncertainty. As Black creators become increasingly essential to local and national movements for change, participants in this workshop will encounter the bop poetry form created by Afaa Michael Weaver at the Cave Canem…

Paris Is Still Burning: A Kick Off Event Featuring Queer Poets

Paris Is Still Burning: A Kick Off Event Featuring Queer Poets

Friday June 26th @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT | RSVP HERE The Candela Literary Pride Festival opens on the hot and sultry virtual carpet with PARIS IS STILL BURNING, a reading featuring queer poets voicing work born out of protest and the queer experience. Virtual doors open at 7:30…

Reading Queer announces The Candela Literary Pride Festival 2020

Reading Queer announces The Candela Literary Pride Festival 2020

Sponsors & Funders: Poets & Writers, Cap Fire Spoken Word Arts, Wild & Precious Life Series, Alternate Roots & The Knight Foundation. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Saturday June 20th @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT | RSVP HERE. Capturing Fire: A Biographical Poetry Writing Workshop led by Regie Cabicowill look…

Capturing Fire: A Biographical Workshop led by Regie Cabico

Capturing Fire: A Biographical Workshop led by Regie Cabico

Capturing Fire: A Biographical Workshop led by Regie Cabico DATE: Saturday, June 20th, 2020 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Note: This is a virtual workshop. Zoom link & password will be emailed to you 24 hours before event. Make sure you sign up below. Get Tickets here: Capturing Fire with Regie Cabico. Description: We will…

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

Join Magnolia Pictures, O Cinema and the Knight Foundation this Sunday in watching the Oscar-nominated documentary I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO for FREE and participate in a virtual town hall Monday evening to discuss what we all can do to make our communities more equitable.  Let’s finally have a conversation…

Earth Day: 2 Events, 1 Day

MDC Live Arts and Reading Queer present a webinar with Miccosukee artist and activist Houston Cypress on writing a Land Acknowledgement.  Click here to register for free and receive a link to the Webinar: Zoom Link. Land Acknowledgements are formal statements and public rituals that recognize and respect Indigenous Peoples as…

Wild & Precious Life Series

Wild & Precious Life Series

Dear Friends, Last week, “Zoom Bombers” commandeered the reading, the link was changed and all queer hell broke loose.  We apologize for the disruption and this week we’re ready to meet any challenges.  If you were not able to attend or access the reading last week, join RQ for the next Wild &…

RQ & Dustin Brookshire Present the Wild & Precious Life Series

RQ & Dustin Brookshire Present the Wild & Precious Life Series

COVID-19 may have radically altered our world, but the pandemic hasn’t altered our commitment to the community. Although we can’t hang out in person, we’ve partnered with Dustin Brookshire to create a virtual reading series to soothe our souls in this time of chaos.