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Defying Categorization: Writing Short Forms with Jennifer Maritza McCauley 

Defying Categorization: Writing Short Forms with Jennifer Maritza McCauley 

Discover how short works can defy categorization and ignite the imagination with Jennifer Maritza McCauley. About this event Workshop Description: Alan Ziegler, editor of the Short anthology, says that “short prose writers have subverted…terminology…” In this generative workshop participants will experiment with short-form fiction. They’ll discover how short works can defy…

Lusting for Lists: A Poetry/Hybrid Workshop

Lusting for Lists: A Poetry/Hybrid Workshop

Burrow into familiar vessels and queer them from the inside out with Jubi Arriola-Headley. About this event Workshop Description: There are probably a billion ways for us queers to write ourselves into the world; one of them is to burrow into familiar vessels and queer them from the inside out. And,…

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…