Lambda Emerging Voices

Lambda’s 2013 Emerging Voices: The New York Edition

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Lambda’s 2013 Emerging Voices: The New York Edition
September 26, 2013 7:00 PM
September 26, 2013 9:00 PM
646 457 0859
August 31, 2013
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
646 457 0859
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Lambda Emerging Voices

A literary showcase featuring members of NYC’s LGBT community who were named Lambda’s 2013 Emerging Voices.

Readings in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, by Marcie Bianco, Stephan Georgiou, Stephen Ira, Bryn Kelly, Matthew Phillp, and Tommy Pico.


MarcieBiancoMarcie Bianco, Queer Public(s) Intellectual, PhD, is a columnist and contributing writer at AfterEllen and Lambda Literary, as well as an adjunct associate professor at John Jay College at Hunter College Her current projects include a scholarly manuscript about the anti-humanist, materialist ethics of English Renaissance Drama, and a memoir about lesbian academic affairs. She lives in Brooklyn with her pup, Deleuze. Tumble4Her at


StephanGeorgiouStephan Georgiou is a writer, organizer, performer and troublemaker. When not dancing naked in congressional offices, they can be found eating their way through an existential crisis at a bagel store near you. Stephan seeks to contribute to a collective of voices working to build queer community, emancipation and revolution.


Stephen IraStephen Ira‘s poetry, fiction, and non-fiction have appeared in The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, Spot Lit Mag, Specter Magazine, The St. Sebastian Review, LGBTQ Nation, and the online edition of Original Plumbing. He is currently pursuing a BA in Literature, Queer Studies, and Critical Theory at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, NY.


BrynKellyBryn Kelly has shared her written work at NYC-based performance series Gayety!, Low Standards, and Queer Memoir; on Showtime Network’s OurChart (dot) com; in Original Plumbing magazine; as a regular columnist at the digital literary magazine; and in the anthology, Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love and Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary, edited by Morty Diamond. She was a cofounder of Theater Transgression, a transgender multimedia performance collective, and studied playwriting at Brooklyn College. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


MatthewPhillpMatthew Phillp’s writing has appeared in The Village Voice, The New York Sun, Gay Times UK, City Magazine, VIVE and DNA Magazine Australia, for which he was the New York Editor at Large. His commentary on American politics and culture has been featured on Radio 2UE and Vega FM in Australia and he has produced and co-hosted several radio programs including the syndicated New York nightlife talk show D List Radio for East Village Radio and the Q Network. For the past three years he has maintained a fairly consistent dance between writing his first novel and composing marketing paragraphs that don’t bear his byline. In 2013 he was awarded an Emerging Writer’s Fellowship by the Lambda Literary Foundation.


TommyPicoTommy “Teebs” Pico is the driving force behind birdsong, an antiracist/queer-positive collective, small press and zine that publishes art and writing. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn and has been published in BOMB, [PANK] and THEthe poetry blog.