Neil de la Flor, Reading Queer Executive Director, wants the queer community to thrive, not just survive. He especially wants writers, emerging and established, to empower themselves through the act and the art of creative writing. Beyond his role as Executive Director of RQ, de la Flor is an author, educator, photographer and (almost) a magician. In his spare time, Neil is an avid hula-hooper and long-boarder. To learn more about Neil de la Flor visit him @ www.neildelaflor.com.