Wo Chan, Lonely Christopher, Rami Karim, & Emji Saint Spero!

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Wo Chan, Lonely Christopher, Rami Karim, & Emji Saint Spero!
May 4, 2018 7:00 PM
May 4, 2018 9:30 PM
$10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
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April 16, 2018
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States


Emji Saint Spero is in town from Oakland, which is more than enough reason to throw a Spring Thing at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division! Wo Chan, Lonely Christopher, and Rami Karim join the celebration.


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Wo Chan is a nonbinary drag performer and poet based in Brooklyn. They are the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation of Arts, Kundiman, and the Asian American Writers Workshop. Their writing centers on personal narratives of immigration, race, and gender in text and stage performance. They are a standing member of Brooklyn-based drag/burlesque collective Switch N’ Play and currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at New York University.


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Lonely Christopher is the author of the poetry collections Death & Disaster Series (Monk Books, 2014) and The Resignation (Roof Books, forthcoming 2018). His short story collection The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse was a 2011 selection of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery imprint of Akashic Books and his first novel, THERE, was published by The Writers’ Collective of Kristiania in 2017. His plays have been presented in Canada, China, and the United States. His film credits include several international shorts and the feature MOM, which he wrote and directed. He lives in Brooklyn.



Rami Karim is a writer and artist living in Brooklyn. They are a 2017 Margins Fellow at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and graduate of the Brooklyn College Creative Writing MFA, where they received the Rose Goldstein, Himan Brown, and Carole Lainoff awards in writing. Their work has appeared in The Brooklyn Review, Apogee, Makhzin, The Margins, and Tagvverk, among others, and they are the author of Smile & Nod (Wendy’s Subway, 2018).



Emji Saint Spero is a queer performance artist and writer living in Oakland. They are an editor at Timeless, Infinite Light and the author of almost any shit will do. Their work occupies a hybrid space between poetry and prose, weaving together somatic ritual, performance, and collaborative experimentation. They work closely with other writers and artists, stretching the potential of creative intimacies, sociality, and the poetics of relation. They are currently working on the Exhaustion trilogy, a series of books obsessed with exploring and challenging Jose Muñoz’s notion that “utopia exists in the quotidian.”