Reading Queer 2015

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Reading Queer aims to promote Miami as a vibrant and diverse center for queer literature. This year, Reading Queer’s Literary Festival has merged with the Fair to feature a series of readings and performances.

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Past Events

November 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Reading Queer @ MBF: A Queer Quinceañera

Cruising the boundary between poetry and performance art, Queer Quinceañera is a celebration of Miami’s coming of age, hosted by local drag performers Juleysi and Karla. True to its queer spirit, it will include all the necessary ingredients for a proper coming of age party: a palanquin, a poetry reading, a Gloria Estefan song (or two), and a big ‘ole birthday cake. There will be music and dancing and glitter for all. Some drinks, too, provided by our local partners.

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Reading Queer @ MBF: Intersectional Poets: Multiple Identities, One Readership

Join five poets published by A Midsummer Night's Press, the preeminent publisher of LGBT poetry in the United States — Julie R. Enszer (Sisterhood), Rigoberto González (Our Lady of the Crossword), Raymond Luczak (Mute), Achy Obejas (This is What Happened in Our Other Life), moderated by two-time Lambda Literary Award-winner Lawrence Schimel, — as they explore how intersecting identities of race, religion, sexuality, class and/or disability shapes their writing and their poetics.

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 am
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Lammys

For the past twenty-seven years, the LAMBDA Literary Awards, known affectionately as "the Lammys," have identified and celebrated the best LGBTQ books of the year. Reading Queer celebrates them and their influence with a reading of the very authors they've variously recognized. Four poets—Rick Barot (Chord), Dawn Lundy Martin (Life in a Box is a Pretty Life); Stephen S. Mills (A History of the Unmarried); and Valerie Wetlaufer (Call Me by My Other Name)—all past Lammy winners and/or finalists, will…

Free

The Lammys

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Olympia Theater
174 East Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Paris is Still Burning

Inspired by the legendary documentary film “Paris is Burning” and the queer counterculture it documents, this performance showcases prominent contemporary queer poets of color whose work explores social, racial, and economic injustice. This performance launches the Olympia Theater's “In the Lobby Lounge...ETC" series. With: Dawn Lundy Martin, Justin Phillip Reed, David Tomas Martinez, and Danez Smith. In collaboration with Reading Queer

Free

Paris is Still Burning