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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

July 31, 2014

A Reading and Discussion with Mark Zubro

Mark Zubro is the author of 28 novels:

25 gay mysteries –

13 – in the Tom and Scott series

11 – in the Paul Turner series

1 – stand alone thriller – Foolproof

1 – gay young adult mystery

2 – in a gay science fiction series

 

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When not writing he spends his time reading, napping, and eating chocolate

 

 

 

Start: July 31, 2014 7:00 PM
End: July 31, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester Street, New York, NY, 10002, United States

Opening of the Exhibition En,leak’in/ment Four/For/4/Fore 5/Five Wa’heeks & Other Men’chin;able Sight/Site-Specific Tran’sss-actions

Opening of the exhibition En,leak’in/ment Four/For/4/Fore 5/Five Wa’heeks & Other Men’chin;able Sight/Site-Specific Tran’sss-actions.

Emory Sight has, until now, worked exclusively with accidental audiences and businessMEN. While arranging flowers they tug on their hair in the hopes of guilt free sleep.

En,leak’in/ment Four/For/4/Fore 5/Five Wa’heeks & Other Men’chin;able Sight/Site-Specific Tran’sss-actions is in diverted spaces — not/knot in diverted places.

The exhibition will run through Sunday, September 7th.

 

 

 

 

 

Start: July 31, 2014 1:00 PM
End: July 31, 2014 2:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester Street, New York, NY, 10002, United States

July 30, 2014

regarding JEF+KEV//SIM: a Happening @ BGSQD

An interactive and delusional commercial for the upcoming premiere of the play JEF+KEV//SIM. About Dahmer, midwestern queer traumas, and meth-fueled seropositivity sorcery, this happening gives a glimpse into the interconnected stories JEF+KEV//SIM presents. A pair of complimentary tickets will be rewarded to one lucky person for the intragalactic premiere of JEF+KEV//SIM. Written and performed by Randal Barnett.

 

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Randal Barnett is an actor and artist from the Pacific Northwest. He is sometimes called RJ.

 

 

 

Start: July 30, 2014 9:00 PM
End: July 30, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester Street, New York, NY, 10002, United States

July 18, 2014

Emanuel Xavier hosts an evening with Studs

Studs: Gay Erotic Fiction

Edited by Richard Labonte, foreword by Emanuel Xavier

 

The event will feature contributors:

Charlie Vazquez

Lee Houck

Sam J. Miller

Emanuel Xavier

 

Rough and surly, smooth and sultry, or quick and raw — however you like it, you’ll find it in Studs, 20 of the hottest and best-written man-to-man sex stories to appear in print this year. In “Underground Operator” two men on a nearly empty subway platform indulge in rough, anonymous sex that lets them momentarily forget the stifling summer heat. “Donuts to Demons” finds a self-described “rock-n-roll artfag” searching for a lover “as patient and gifted and generous as he advertised on Craigslist.”

 

Charlie Vázquez is a writer and freelance editor, as well as the director of the Bronx Writers Center and New York City coordinator for Puerto Rico’s Festival de la Palabra. He is the CCO of Editorial Trance, an e-publishing platform, and is currently working on a novel and accompanying short stories set in the Puerto Rican terror/suspense genre.

 

Lee Houck was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and, in 2014, celebrates 16 years of living in New York City. His poems, essays, interviews and stories have appeared online and in print in the US, France and Australia, and in three limited-edition chapbooks. His debut novel, Yield, was the winner of Project QueerLit 2008, and was published by Kensington Books in 2010. More at www.LeeHouck.com

 

Sam J. Miller is a writer and a community organizer. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lightspeed, Shimmer, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, The Minnesota Review, and The Rumpus, among others. He is a graduate of the 2012 Clarion Writer’s Workshop, a 2014 nominee for the Shirley Jackson Award, and the co-editor of Horror After 9/11, an anthology published by the University of Texas Press. Visit him at www.samjmiller.com

 

Emanuel Xavier is author of the poetry collections Nefarious, Pier Queen, Americano: Growing up Gay and Latino in the U.S.A., If Jesus Were Gay & other poems and the novel, Christ Like. An LGBT History Month Icon, he also edited the anthologies Me No Habla With Acento- Contemporary Latino Poetry and Mariposas: A Modern Anthology of Queer Latino Poetry. He appeared twice on HBO’s Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry and continues to perform regularly throughout the country and around the world as a spoken word poet. He selected finalists and wrote the foreword for Studs. www.emanuelxavier.com

 

 

 

Start: July 18, 2014 7:00 PM
End: July 18, 2014 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester Street, New York, NY, 10002, United States

July 17, 2014

Poetry Reading with Greg Wrenn, Billy Merrell, & Paul Legault

Three emerging gay poets will read from their latest collections: Greg Wrenn (Centaur), Billy Merrell (Talking in the Dark), and Paul Legault (The Other Poems and The Emily Dickinson Reader).

 Greg Wrenn

Greg Wrenn is the author of Centaur (The University of Wisconsin Press, 2013).  A Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, he has received the Brittingham Prize in Poetry and a Stegner Fellowship.  His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Best American Poetry 2014The American Poetry Review,  Kenyon Review, The New Republic, and elsewhere He is currently working on a book of linked essays about coral reefs, the impermanence of beauty, and human destiny.  (gregwrenn.com)
 
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Billy Merrell is the author of Talking in the Dark, a poetry memoir (Scholastic, 2003), and co-editor of The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing about GLBTQ, and Other Identities (Knopf, 2006), which received a Lambda Literary Award. Merrell also writes for children, and is a contributor to Spirit Animals: Tales of the Great Beasts, part of the New York Times bestselling series. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Find him online at www.talkinginthedark.com.
 
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Paul Legault is the author of three books of poetry: The Madeleine Poems (Omnidawn 2010), The Other Poems (Fence, 2011), and The Emily Dickinson Reader (McSweeney’s, 2012). He co-edits Telephone Books, an imprint of Nightboat Books focused on works of radical translation. Currently he is a Writer in Residence at Washington University in St. Louis, and can be found here: www.theotherpaul.com.

 
 
 
 
 

Start: July 17, 2014 7:00 PM
End: July 17, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester Street, New York, NY, 10002, United States