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Writing Desire through Poetry: “Await What the Stars will Bring.”

Writing Desire through Poetry: “Await What the Stars will Bring.”

Clayre Benzadón leads you on a journey through desire as inspiration for generating poems that sing. About this event Workshop Description: Desire is a core element of poetry (as well as that of queerness). Without it, most of the time, poems either fall flat or lose their element of urgency. In…

Mimosas & Mocktails: A Poetry Open Mic

Mimosas & Mocktails: A Poetry Open Mic

Event Description: Reading Queer kicks off a new year of programming with Mimosas & Mocktails: A Poetry Open Mic featuring Caridad Moro-Gronlier. Join us from 1-2:30pm (EST) on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Those wishing to read in the open mic will need to sign up on Eventbrite. By registering for…

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…

Reading Queer Presents Maggie Thrash @ The Miami Book Fair 2018

Reading Queer Presents Maggie Thrash @ The Miami Book Fair 2018

Maggie Thrash is the author of the graphic memoir Honor Girl as well as the Strange Truth books. She is a former staff writer for Rookie. Following her acclaimed Honor Girl, Maggie Thrash revisits a period of teenage depression in Lost Soul, Be at Peace (Candlewick), a graphic memoir that is at once thoughtful, honest, and marked…

Justin Phillip Reed Wins National Book Award 2018!

Justin Phillip Reed Wins National Book Award 2018!

In 2015, Reading Queer invited Justin Phillip Reed to co-headline the 2015 RQ Literary Festival before he published his first book. Last night, Justin won the 2018 National Book Award for Poetry! Reading Queer is proud to have worked with the beautiful writer, and to have witnessed his poetry blossom.…

Reading Queer Miami Book Fair 2018 Lineups and Panels

Reading Queer Miami Book Fair 2018 Lineups and Panels

It’s the annual Miami Book Fair season, and Reading Queer is proud to announce our panel lineups  featuring queer groundbreaking authors. Join us for the “Anthologies that Rock and Resist” panel, on Sunday, November 18th @ 10:30 AM, to discuss our published anthology, Reading Queer: Poetry in a Time of Chaos.…

Reading Queer Presents Nic Stone @ The Miami Book Fair 2018

Reading Queer Presents Nic Stone @ The Miami Book Fair 2018

Nic Stone was named bestselling author by the New York Times. Her new adventure, Odd One Out, shares one coming-of-age story from three different perspectives. She is from a suburb of Atlanta, GA and grew up among diverse cultures. Nic Stone spent time mentoring teens and strives to provide a…

Donate to Reading Queer

Donate to Reading Queer

Help me raise $5,000 before November 15th and fuel the future of queer literary culture in South Florida. Support life-affirming programming by and for the community @ readingqueer.org/donate Meet Parvati Villarba, Programming Director @ Reading Queer. “Reading Queer has taught me that Queerness transcends race, gender, sexuality, and class— by…

Reading Queer presents “The Shadow Self” with Cathleen Chambless

Reading Queer presents “The Shadow Self” with Cathleen Chambless

Reading Queer is excited to launch the 2018 – 2019 RQ Writing Academy with “The Shadow Self”, a creative writing workshop with Cathleen Chambless at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse (Map) on Saturday, October 20th from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. “Reading Queer has been a unicorn’s breath of fresh air…