September 1, 2014

‘Nepantla’ Launch Readings

Posted on September 1, 2014 by in Events

On Thursday, September 4th, Nepantla: A Journal for Queer Poets of Color is launching its inaugural issue! The issue will be available for free download on the Lambda Literary site.

To celebrate the launch, Nepantla (being curated by Christopher Soto in collaboration with the Lambda Literary Foundation) will be hosting Journal Launch Readings in NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco. Below is information regarding event details. We hope to see you there! (more…)

Queer Book Club NYC: Andre Aciman’s ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Posted on July 30, 2014 by in Events

The Queer Book Club in NYC meets at Book Culture (536 West 112th Street) on the final Sunday of every month at 4 pm to discuss queer fiction & nonfiction titles. All are welcome to attend, queer or otherwise. Discussion is expected to run for about an hour, and may include extension into contemporary issues surrounding queer-identifying people. This space may also be used to discuss LGBT activism and opportunities to engage social actions. Respectful, invitational dialogue is expected of all participants. (more…)

‘Nepantla’ Launch Readings

Posted on July 29, 2014 by in Events, Poetry

Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (being curated by Christopher Soto in collaboration with the Lambda Literary Foundation) will be hosting Journal Launch Readings in NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco this September. Below is information regarding event details (click here for a list of  readings taking place in August as part of our Nepantla summer reading series). We hope to see you there! (more…)

Brooklyn’s Indie Lit Revolution is on its Way to DC

Posted on July 28, 2014 by in Events

WITCHES X Zami Present:

A Reading Is Sexy Experience

Featuring Papercut Press

Brooklyn’s indie lit revolution is on its way to DC. Independent publishing house Papercut Press brings you m. craig, Rami Shamir, Jillian McManemin, Chessy Normile and Carly Howard for a night of music, poetry and readings, followed by a talk and q+a on the dawn of a new type of author–socially responsible, politically invested, and staunchly anti-corporate.

Event Details:

Thursday August 7th
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Busboys and Poets  – 5th and K
(1025 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001)

All ages
Free
Donations encouraged

This event brought to you by Brooklyn based WITCHES – a community collective known for organizing events and Zami – Busboys own gender and sexuality series.

 

 

Reading is a sexy

The Queer Book Diorama Show

Posted on July 15, 2014 by in Events

For many LGBTQ people, books are the first place where we see pieces of ourselves and our identities come alive, making books critical to the process of identity formation. This fall Pop-Up Founding Director Hugh Ryan and award winning queer author Sassafras Lowrey are co-curating an exhibit at the New York Public Library Jefferson Market Branch sponsored by the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History and Lambda Literary Foundation highlighting the unique relationship between LGBTQ people and literature. Books can be lifelines for LGBTQ people isolated by geographic area or other life circumstances, and we seek to break down the divide between the author and reader, to create conversation through art exploring the role of the queer book within our community.

These dioramas will be displayed at the New York Public Library’s Jefferson Market Branch in August / September 2014.

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Behind the Yellow Wallpaper: A Panel Discussion on Women and Madness in Literature

Posted on July 8, 2014 by in Events

When Charlotte Perkins Gilman published “The Yellow Wallpaper” in 1892, she opened a dialogue on the medical, social, and emotional treatment of women in society. Behind the Yellow Wallpaper: New Tales of Madness, the new anthology from Behind the Yellow Wallpaper: New Tales of Madness, continues the dialogue started by Gilman in an event with the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library (NYPL). (more…)

‘Nepantla’ Summer Reading Series

Posted on July 5, 2014 by in Events, Poetry

Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (being curated by Christopher Soto in collaboration with the Lambda Literary Foundation) will be hosting a Summer Reading Series in NYC this August. Below is information regarding event details. We hope to see you there! (more…)

Write with Pride: An Evening Celebrating LGBTQ Writers

Posted on June 20, 2014 by in Events

Please join Gay City Health Project and Old Growth Northwest’s Gay Romance Northwest initiative for Write with Pride on Wednesday, June 25/7pm at Gay City’s Calamus Auditorium (517 E. Pike Street, Seattle, WA). (more…)

Reading and Talkback with Author Leslie L. Smith at The Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Posted on June 14, 2014 by in Events

Join Author Leslie L. Smith and The Brooklyn Community Pride Center in a speaking engagement on Leslie’s new book, his life as an HIV Positive Man and his provocative thoughts on today’s gay culture. (more…)

Without Bridges: Poetry from Eduardo Corral, Kyle Dargan, Blas Falconer, Kima Jones and Hannah Sanghee Park

Posted on May 29, 2014 by in Events

PEN Center USA and Poets and Writers, Inc proudly present “Without Bridges: Poetry from Eduardo Corral, Kyle Dargan, Blas Falconer, Kima Jones and Hannah Sanghee Park” on Friday, August 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. LaBrea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Free to the public with a wine and cheese reception to follow.

RSVP here.