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 theÂ 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 Libraryâ€™s Jefferson Market Branch in August / September 2014.
When Charlotte Perkins Gilman published â€śThe Yellow Wallpaperâ€ť 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: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of ColorÂ (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…)
Please join Gay City Health Project and Old Growth Northwestâ€™s Gay Romance Northwest initiative for Write with Pride on Wednesday, June 25/7pm at Gay Cityâ€™s Calamus Auditorium (517 E. Pike Street, Seattle, WA). (more…)
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
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.
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…)
Crowdsourcing our Grief: A Musician’s Tribute to Imagined Lost Souls
Someone died and now you have their things, or maybe just one thing. It might not even be valuable, an old spoon, a glove…but you canâ€™t bring yourself to throw it out. Musician and artist Dudley Saunders is asking for your images of such relics to create a â€śsocial media cemetery.â€ť (more…)