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TELL 47: All About My Mother

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  TELL is an evening of story telling from the mouths and minds of queers in NYC hosted by Drae Campbell at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division since February 2014. All About My Mother is the theme for the 47th installment of TELL. Featuring Sasha Kolodkin, Sa’dia Rehman, and David Reyes.   $10 suggested donation to support the Bureau and [...]

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Events

October 25, 2014

Gio Black Peter: 100 Postcard Drawings

On Oct 22Oct 23Oct 25 Gio Black Peter will be doing a live drawing session at the Bureau. He will be making 100 postcard drawings to celebrate the opening of SEE YOU IN HELL! Only available in person.  First come first served.

 

 

 

 

Start: October 25, 2014 2:00 PM
End: October 25, 2014 6:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States

October 24, 2014

Queer Voices: Poetry Reading with Michael Broder, Thomas Dooley, Christopher Schmidt, & Charif Shanahan

 

Poets Michael Broder, Thomas Dooley, Christopher Schmidt, and Charif Shanahan will read from their acclaimed and award-winning books and share exciting new work.

 

Reception at 7:00
Reading at 7:30

 

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Michael Broder is the author of This Life Now (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, BLOOM, Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Poem-a-Day on Poets.org. He lives in Brooklyn with his husband, the poet Jason Schneiderman, and a large brood of feral and domestic cats.

 

Thomas Dooley

Thomas Dooley is the author of Trespass, a 2013 National Poetry Series selection. He is the founder and artistic director of Emotive Fruition, a New York theatre collective of actors and poets. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from New York University and works in the field of narrative medicine.

 

Charif

Charif Shanahan studied poetry at Princeton University, Dartmouth College, and New York University, where he earned his MFA and served as a Starlight Foundation Fellow. Charif is a Cave Canem fellow, a recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and a semi-finalist for the “Discovery”/Boston ReviewPoetry Prize. His poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Republic, A Public Space, Barrow Street, Circumference,The Manhattanville Review, and elsewhere. He was recently featured in Words Without Border’s “City and the Writer” column. He is the Programs Director for the Poetry Society of America and the poetry editor for Psychology Tomorrow Magazine.

 

Chris_Schmidt

Christopher Schmidt is the author of The Next in Line, winner of the Slope Editions Book Prize (2008), and a chapbook, Thermae (EAOGH, 2012). His poems, lyric essays, and reviews have appeared in Tin House, Boston Review, The Village Voice, Court Green, La Petite Zine, SubStance, EOAGH, and many other venues. Chris is an Assistant Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York.
Start: October 24, 2014 7:00 PM
End: October 24, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212-620-7310
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Free

October 23, 2014

Adult Contemporary Presents Jan Clausen, Jaime Shearn Coan and Amber Jamilla Musser

Join us for the October installment of the ADULT CONTEMPORARY reading series, featuring Jan Clausen, Jaime Shearn Coan, and Amber Jamilla Musser.

 

ADULT CONTEMPORARY is an experimental non/fiction salon series featuring readings, lectures, performances and interviews with and by established and emerging writers. We seek out first person perspectives characterized by the urgent and the everyday; true stories that connect us to the big by way of the small, uneventful, and unexpected. Readings will be followed by informal conversations.

Organized by Katherine Brewer Ball and Svetlana Kitto.

 

Jan Clausen

Jan Clausen’s books include novels, the memoir Apples and Oranges, and six volumes of poetry. Her most recent poetry title, Veiled Spill: A Sequence, has just been published by GenPop Books. Individual poems have appeared widely in periodicals such as AGNI, Bloom, Drunken Boat, esque, Fence, Hanging Loose, The Hat, Hotel Amerika, and Ploughshares, and in the anthologies Obsession: Sestinas in the 21st Century and Poems from the Women’s Movement. In 1976, Clausen co-founded Conditions magazine, and later extended her involvement with the feminist small press movement as publisher of Long Haul Press. The recipient of writing grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and NYFA, she teaches in the Goddard College MFA in Writing Program and at NYU.

 

Jaime Shearn Coan

Jaime Shearn Coan is a poet and a PhD student in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY. You can find his writings on dance in the Brooklyn Rail. Jaime has received fellowships from Poets House, VCCA, Tin House, and the Saltonstall Foundation. He is the recipient of a 2014 Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant and his chapbook, Turn it Over, will be published by Argos Books in 2015.

 

Amber Jamilla Musser

Amber Jamilla Musser is Assistant Professor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St Louis. Her research includes the history of science, critical race studies, and queer and feminist theory.  Her book, Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism was just published by NYU Press. It uses masochism to probe the sensations that come with marginalization and powerlessness. She has also published articles on sexuality and embodiment in Feminist ReviewSocial Text, Literature and Medicinetheory and event, differences, and WSQ.

 

 

Start: October 23, 2014 8:00 PM
End: October 23, 2014 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Free

Gio Black Peter: 100 Postcard Drawings

On Oct 22Oct 23Oct 25 Gio Black Peter will be doing a live drawing session at the Bureau. He will be making 100 postcard drawings to celebrate the opening of SEE YOU IN HELL! Only available in person.  First come first served.

 

 

 

 

Start: October 23, 2014 2:00 PM
End: October 23, 2014 6:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States

October 22, 2014

Gio Black Peter: 100 Postcard Drawings

On Oct 22Oct 23Oct 25 Gio Black Peter will be doing a live drawing session at the Bureau. He will be making 100 postcard drawings to celebrate the opening of SEE YOU IN HELL! Only available in person.  First come first served.

 

 

 

 

Start: October 22, 2014 2:00 PM
End: October 22, 2014 6:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States