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  Acclaimed queer authors Trebor Healey and Craig Laurance Gidney explore the veil between worlds in their newest books, Falling and A Spectral Hue. These are stories of artists making contact with a metaphysical or mystical reality, expanding and queering our understanding of the world we live in. Healey and Gidney’s work portrays the otherworldliness [...]

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Events

September 24, 2015

Yarrott Benz reads from his memoir The Bone Bridge: A Brother’s Story

 

Yarrott Benz reads from his recently published memoir The Bone Bridge: A Brother’s Story. This is the harrowing account of teenage brothers, as different as night and day, trapped together in a dramatic medical dilemma—a modern miracle and a modern nightmare. Despite painful and violent conflicts, Yarrott, gay, must bear the full responsibility of keeping his straight, homophobic brother alive. The only case like it in history, the story unfolds over thirteen years as the two brothers navigate through their enmeshed lives with all that they feel for each other: hatred and love, rejection and acceptance, disdain and respect. In our world of the individual, where careerism, ego, and personal gain are key, The Bone Bridge describes a vastly different human situation and also one in which the reader invariably asks, What would I have done?

 

Christopher Bram will introduce Yarrott Benz.

 

Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau

(No one turned away for lack of funds.)

 

Yarrot Benz

Artist, memoirist, and essayist Yarrott Benz has written about architecture’s seminal role in art history and the psychology of visual trends. Having taught for many years in New York City and in Los Angeles, he now lives on a farm outside Lexington, Kentucky.

 

 

Bram for NYC event

Christopher Bram is the author of, among others, FATHER OF FRANKENSTEIN, which was adapted in the film GODS AND MONSTERS. His recent book EMINENT OUTLAWS: THE GAY WRITERS WHO CHANGED AMERICA, shows how central gay literature is in the American canon.

 

 

Start: September 24, 2015 7:00 PM
End: September 24, 2015 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

September 23, 2015

Bi Visibility Day Open Mic

 

Bi Writers & Poets, Musicians & Singers, Artists & Photographers: express yourselves & be visible! Everyone else is invited to listen in. Sign up by email or at the door if there is still space. Contact Sheela Lambert at fuscialadybug (at) netzero (dot) com to sign up. Assume you have 5 minutes.

Reception at 7

Open Mic at 7:30

Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

 

 

 

 

 

Start: September 23, 2015 7:00 PM
End: September 23, 2015 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

September 22, 2015

WRITE QUEER!

 

Write Queer! is an ongoing open-ended weekly writing workshop for those who identify as both Queer and Writer. Come read a variety of work by queer artists, generate new writing, and workshop with your peers. All experience levels and writing backgrounds are welcome.

Classes meet every Tuesday from 7pm-9pm at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division.

Please note that the Bureau is closed on Tuesdays—we will open from 7 to 9 PM on Tuesdays for this event.

$20 per class to benefit the facilitators and the Bureau. Limited sliding scale and scholarship available. Contact Cecily at sumthn.else@gmail.com for details.

 

 

 

Start: September 22, 2015 7:00 PM
End: September 22, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: $20 per class to benefit the facilitators and the Bureau. Limited sliding scale and scholarship available.

September 19, 2015

James Baldwin: The Defiant One

 

Join us for an evening focusing on the life and activism of James Baldwin, organized by James Wright, African-American scholar and union activist.

Poet and author Alicia Dunnigan, writer and librarian Stephan Likosky, union activist Reginald Manning, and James Wright will address the life, work, and activism of James Baldwin.

The evening will also include a screening of I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1982).

“Produced and directed by Dick Fontaine and Pat Hartley, this is a highly personal film essay written by James Baldwin about exactly who and what survived the civil rights movement. It features Baldwin, his brother David, Chinua Achebe, Amiri Baraka, and other friends Baldwin made “on that long, long road’ through the sixties. Music by Stuff and a host of Southern voices.” (http://www.dickfontaine.com/1980page.html)

Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: September 19, 2015 7:00 PM
End: September 19, 2015 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

September 17, 2015

Get HARD with AN OLDER MAN: Wayne Hoffman’s new books

Author Wayne Hoffman reads from his steamy new novel, AN OLDER MAN, about a gay man struggling to come to terms with getting older, while he searches for love and sex in Provincetown. Jeff Mann (CUB) called the book “as much a touching examination of aging and loneliness as it is a witty tale of sexual shenanigans during Provincetown’s Bear Week.” AN OLDER MAN is a sequel to Wayne’s debut novel, HARD, which he will also read from at the event.

 

Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

 

Wayne HoffmanOlder Man headshot (smaller)

Wayne Hoffman is the author of three books—HARD, SWEET LIKE SUGAR (winner of the Stonewall Book Award), and AN OLDER MAN. His essays and short stories have appeared in such collections as BEST GAY STORIES 2010, FRESH MEN 2, and MAMA’S BOY. As a cultural reporter, he has written for the Washington Post, Village Voice, The Nation, Billboard, and Instinct magazine; he is currently executive editor of Tablet magazine. He lives in the West Village and the Catskills.

 

 

Start: September 17, 2015 7:00 PM
End: September 17, 2015 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.