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Trans/Queer/Woman: Theory and Politics

Christina Quarles, Grounded By Tha Side of Yew, 2017 copy

  The Bureau is excited to partner with the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research to bring you: Trans/Queer/Woman: Theory and Politics Instructor: Sophie Lewis The course will meet at the Bureau on Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, and 31, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM Transfeminine lives are often seen as having, in and of themselves, political [...]

Wed. Jul 24, 2019 6:30 PM

Events

April 25, 2015

Live from the Bureau! An Open Mic Night—Hosted by Charles Rice-Gonzalez

LIVE from the BUREAU! An Open Mic Night

Organized by Andrew Bell

LIVE from the BUREAU! is a program featuring the original work of fledgling, emerging, established and seasoned live-performers, poets and visual artists. Come for songs, burlesque, spoken word, diary musings, violin solos, puppetry, and other queer induced happenings, including a pop-up gallery, with the overarching theme of: Oppression and Resistance/Fear and Hope. Expect individuals and small gangs, elders and twinks, the sacred, the profane, the tragic, the hilarious and everything in between, and come ready for anything.

The April installment of Live from the Bureau! is curated by El Museo del Barrio and hosted by Charles Rice-Gonzalez.
Featuring a special guest performance by RUBYCON.

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FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED

 

 

Drew Live from the Bureau!

Drew Bell is a full-time painter and Bureau volunteer happy to be making his contribution as an event organizer.

 

 

Start: April 25, 2015 7:00 PM
End: April 25, 2015 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

April 24, 2015

Tina Horn’s “Love Not Given Lightly” Book Release

 

Come celebrate this landmark in Tina’s career! Expect glitter, leather, refreshments, and a hot meat injection to your brain.

Love Not Given Lightly is the first major collection of nonfiction stories from award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and advocate Tina Horn. In her vast experience in sexual undergrounds, Tina has befriended pro-dommes, porn stars, kinky fetishists, rent boys, and more. Instead of writing a sex worker memoir, she opted to tell the stories of the people she met along the way. Illuminating human issues of desire, gender, beauty, and ultimately friendship, the stories in this book will do no less than alter the way you think about modern sexuality in America.

 

Tina

Tina Horn is a queer punk writer and professional macho slut. She produces and hosts the sexuality podcast, “Why Are People Into That?!”, now in its second season. Her writing on sex worker rights, dirty talk, and kink communities has appeared in Vice, Nerve, and Best Lesbian Erotica 2015. She has won two Feminist Porn Awards and once sold a golden dildo to Beyonce. Follow her ass (@TinaHornsAss)

 

 

 

Start: April 24, 2015 7:00 PM
End: April 24, 2015 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

April 23, 2015

Bi Book Club: Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men

 

The Bi Book Club meets once a month to discuss bi-themed books and the issues they raise. People of all orientations and genders welcome! Dinner after nearby.

Our current book is Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men edited by Robyn Ochs & H. Sharif Williams (Dr. Herukhuti.) We plan to continue reading 2 sections per month of Recognize until we’re done with the book. Pick out some phrases or paragraphs that you’d like to discuss, that inspired you, or that struck you because of their elegant turn of phrase or the meaning behind it. If you havent had time to finish the readings, come anyway because we read passages from the book aloud for discussion. As usual, we’ll also be using the text as a jumping off point to further discussion of bisexual issues and personal experiences.

Getting Books: We urge you to purchase your print copy at BGSQD and support the only LGBT bookstore in New York City. Especially since they are hosting us in their space! If you prefer e-books, just get them your usual way.

Deciding Books: The group votes on what book to read next.

The Bi Book Club meets at the Bureau of General Services-Queer Division on the last Thursday of each month. 

 

 

 

Start: April 23, 2015 6:30 PM
End: April 23, 2015 8:30 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: Free

April 22, 2015

Publishing Triangle Awards Finalists Reading

Nine finalists for Triangle Awards will read brief excerpts from their nominated works, including fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

The authors of the following nominated books will read at the Bureau on the eve of the Publishing Triangle Awards Ceremony:

 

Sideways Down the Sky, by Barry Brennessel (MLR Press);finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction)

 

How a Mirage Works, by Beverly Burch (Sixteen Rivers Press);  finalist for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry

 

Little Reef and Other Stories, by Michael Carroll (University of Wisconsin Press); finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction

 

Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe, by Philip Gefter (Liveright/W.W. Norton); finalist for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction

 

The End of Eve, by Ariel Gore (Hawthorne Books); finalist for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction

 

Unaccompanied Minors, by Alden Jones (New American Press); finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction

 

I Don’t Know Do You, by Roberto Montes (Ampersand Books); finalist for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry

 

New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, by Shelly Oria (Farrar, Straus and Giroux); finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction

 

When Everything Feels Like the Movies, by Raziel Reid (Arsenal Pulp Press); finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction

 

The winners for the book awards will be announced at the awards ceremony on April 23, 2015 at the Auditorium of the New School in New York City.

For more information visit publishingtriangle.org

 
 
 

Start: April 22, 2015 7:00 PM
End: April 22, 2015 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

April 18, 2015

Poetry Reading: Michael Klein, Joan Larkin, and Tony Leuzzi

 

Poets Michael Klein, Joan Larkin, and Tony Leuzzi will read their poems. Each poet will read old and new poems, thereby promoting their past publications and generating buzz for their recent work.

 

Photograph by Shef Reynolds

Photograph by Shef Reynolds

Michael Klein’s third book of poems, The Talking Day (Sibling Rivalry Press) was both a Thom Gunn Award Finalist and a Lambda Literary Award Finalist.  His second book, then, we were still living (GenPop Books), was a Lambda Literary Award finalist and his first book, 1990, tied with James Schuyler’s Collected Poems to win the award in 1993.  His new book, A Life in the Theater will be published in the fall of 2015 by Sibling Rivalry Press.  He also has written a collection of short, lyric essays, “States of Independence” which won the 2011 BLOOM Chapbook contest in non-fiction judged by Rigoberto Gonzalez and was published in 2012 and two memoirs Track Conditions (Lambda Literary Award finalist) and The End of Being Known, both published by the University of Wisconsin Press.  His poems, essays and interviews with American poets have appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Bloom, Fence, Tin House, Ploughshares, Provincetown Arts, Poets & Writers and many other publications.  He has taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Binghamton University, Manhattanville and for the last 20 years has been part of the graduate writing faculty at Goddard College, in Vermont.  For many years he was on the faculty of the summer program at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he was a fellow in 1990 and now teaches at Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro, Massachusetts.  He lives in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts and teaches at Hunter College.

 

Photograph by John Masterson

Photograph by John Masterson

Joan Larkin’s fifth poetry collection, Blue Hanuman, was published in spring 2014 by Hanging Loose Press. Among her previous books, My Body: New and Selected Poems received the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award. Other work includes Lambda Award winner Cold River, which served as the basis for her play The AIDS Passion; Sor Juana’s Love Poems, translated with Jaime Manrique; and the twenty-poem chapbook Legs Tipped with Small Claws. Joan was an activist publisher during the feminist literary explosion of the ’70s and ’80s, coeditor of several anthologies of poetry and prose, and author of two books in the Hazelden recovery series.  She has taught writing at Brooklyn College, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Drew University MFA program in poetry, among many other places, most recently serving as Grace Hazard Conkling Writer in Residence at Smith College.  Her honors include the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award, the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, and grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Photograph by J. Alfred

Photograph by J. Alfred

Tony Leuzzi’s third book of poems, The Burning Door, was published by Tiger Bark Press in spring 2014.  His previous poetry collection, Radiant Losses (2010), won the 2009 New Sins Editor’s Prize, judged by Rane Arroyo.  He has authored several chapbooks, including “Fake Book” (Anything Anymore Anywhere Press 2011) and “40,000 Crows” (Hank’s Loose Gravel Press 2012).  In fall 2012, BOA Editions published Passwords Primeval, Leuzzi’s interviews with 20 leading American poets.  As a visual artist, Leuzzi has held exhibitions of his collage, assemblage, and erasure paintings, many of which have informed or are informed by his poems.  Currently an Associate Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Monroe Community College, in Rochester, NY, Leuzzi has earned the Wesley T. Hansen Award for Excellence in Teaching and the State University of New York’s Chancellor’s Award for Creativity and Scholarship.  He also oversees the college’s Creative Reading Series in fiction and poetry.  His poems and interviews have been published or are forthcoming in National Poetry Review, Sentence, Great River Review, Arts& Letters, Provincetown Arts, American Literary Review, and elsewhere.  He is a staff writer of book reviews and literary criticism for The Brooklyn Rail.

 

 

 

Start: April 18, 2015 7:00 PM
End: April 18, 2015 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