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  Nationally syndicated talk host Rob Redding talks about his autobiography “Out Loud” which recounts how losing his first boyfriend to gun violence forced him out of the closet. “Out loud” is a story of race and sexuality that has been called “shocking” by CBS Radio. “Out loud” is available exclusively at his website ReddingNewsReview.com. Following [...]

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July 30, 2017

Bureau closed Sundays and Tuesdays in July and August

 

The Bureau will be closed on Sundays and Tuesdays in July and August. Our summer hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 7 PM.

 
 
 
 

Date: July 30, 2017

July 29, 2017

Queer Lives/Fault Lines

 

The Bureau of General Services-Queer Division hosts this multi-genre reading of poets exploring intersectional identities and cultural violences that are experienced in a queer context. We may also speak of joy.
 
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds
 
We will have a brief reception from 7:00-7:30 with readings beginning at 7:30. There will be non-alcoholic beverages available. There will be a brief intermission. The event will end by 9:30

The Bureau is wheelchair accessible. All-gender bathrooms are available down the hall.
 
The Readers:
 
George Abraham (they/he) is a Palestinian-American Poet, Activist, and Engineering PhD Candidate at Harvard University. His chapbook, al youm: for yesterday & her inherited traumas, was a winner of the Atlas Review’s 2016 chapbook contest. He is a recipient of the Lois Morrell Poetry Prize, the Favianna Rodriguez Award for Artistic Activism, and the honor of “Best Poet” at the 2017 College Union Poetry Slam Invitational. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Vinyl, Apogee, Thrush, Kweli, Hawai’i Review, Winter Tangerine, and anthologies such as Bettering American Poetry 2016, the Nepantla Anthology for Queer Poets of Color, and the Ghassan Kanafani Palestinian Literature Anthology.
 
 
Hannah Ingram (she/her) has been teaching in public and private schools in New York and California since 2005. During that time, Hannah has also taught in higher education around issues of inclusivity, intersectionality and queering curriculum in elementary contexts. Hannah has been writing since she could form letters, and her practice has been built through poetry workshops in college and graduate programs, and most recently, workshops through Brooklyn Poets. Most importantly, Hannah makes poems with children.
 
 
Kira Garcia (she/her) is a writer living in Brooklyn. She has published Shouts & Murmurs for the New Yorker, as well as personal essays, humor pieces and interviews for Lenny, Jezebel, and the Hairpin. She is old enough to remember when Ellen Degeneres was presumed to be straight.
 
 
Nicole Goodwin (she/her) is the 2017 EMERGENYC Hemispheric Institute Fellow as well as the 2013-2014 Queer Art Mentorship Queer Art Literary Fellow, and the winner of The Fresh Fruit Festival’s 2013 Award for Performance Poetry. She published the articles “Talking with My Daughter…” and “Why is this Happening in Your Life…” (Personal essay/Review for award-winning documentary Tough Love) in the New York Times’ parentblog Motherlode. Additionally, her work ‘”Desert Flowers” was shortlisted and selected for performance by the Women’s Playwriting International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
 
 
Jake Matkov (he/him) received a scholarship to the first grade. He was cast in Annie Get Your Gun, as The Gun and had nightmares ever since. A recipient of a 2017 New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellowship and a 2015-16 Queer / Art / Mentorship literary fellowship, his poems have been published in The Blueshift Journal, fields magazine, voicemail poems, and others. You can find him in Brooklyn or on Twitter and Instagram @ooohjakie.

 

 
 
 
 

Start: July 29, 2017 7:00 PM
End: July 29, 2017 9:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @
Phone: 212 620 7310 x300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

July 25, 2017

USS presents Liv Mammone

 

Union Square Slam is spending the summer showcasing our fire 2017 Slam Team, as they prepare for the National Poetry Slam in Denver this August. Each team member will lead a workshop before their feature, so don’t miss your chance to engage with these brilliant writers and performers! All proceeds go directly to the artists.

Tonight’s feature: Liv Mammone
 
 

Liv Mammone is an editor and poet from Long Island, New York; where she lives with her parents, brother, and family of feral cats. She has previously taught creative writing at Hofstra University and Queens College. Her poetry has appeared in wordgathering, Wicked Banshee, The Medical Journal of Australia, Rogue Agent, QDA: a Queer, Disabled Anthology, Grabbing the Apple and Typo Magazine. As a spoken word poet, she has featured at Sarah Lawrence, Artists Without Walls, Stonybrook University, and Union Square Slam. She is the first visibly disabled person to be on a New York City slam team. She’s a two time nominee for 2016’s Best of the Net poetry anthology.
 

SHOW DETAILS:

6:30pm: Workshop
7:30pm: Sign-ups and Socialize
8:00pm: Open Mic
9:00pm: Feature
 

We are located at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, inside The LGBT Community Center (208 W 13th St, #210)

Please note: the Bureau is closed on Tuesdays in July and August. We will open at 6 PM for Union Square Slam events.

Our venue is all ages and wheelchair accessible.

 

Workshop: $5
Open Mic and Feature: $5

No one is turned away for lack of funds.

 

 
 

 

Start: July 25, 2017 6:30 PM
End: July 25, 2017 9:30 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 $5-10 donation

Bureau closed Sundays and Tuesdays in July and August

 

The Bureau will be closed on Sundays and Tuesdays in July and August. Our summer hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 7 PM.

 
 
 
 

Date: July 25, 2017

July 23, 2017

Bureau closed Sundays and Tuesdays in July and August

 

The Bureau will be closed on Sundays and Tuesdays in July and August. Our summer hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 7 PM.

 
 
 
 

Date: July 23, 2017