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September 25, 2013

Enjoy the Silence

Enjoy the Silence.

A new weekly event at the Bureau. Come read whatever you’re reading in collective silence from 7 to 8. This hour of silent reading will be followed by casual conversations over beer, wine, and sparkling water, by donation as always. The first session of Enjoy the Silence will take place on Wednesday, September 25th. Bring your own book or you can borrow or buy a book at the Bureau. The hour of silence will begin promptly at 7, so please arrive early!

Photograph by Ourit Ben-Haim from the photo-blog Underground New York Public Library

Start: September 25, 2013 6:30 PM
End: September 25, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

September 20, 2013

NYC Book Launch of Joon Oluchi Lee’s Lace Sick Bag

The Bureau and Publication Studio proudly present the NYC book launch of Joon Oluchi Lee‘s Lace Sick Bag.

With Lace Sick Bag, Joon Oluchi Lee offers thirteen hard, delicate, and sweet stories for you to wear close to your skin. Borne from a desire to embody femininity, these are stories that sound and feel like women. They traverse opposite coasts of bodily existence, as men turn into women, women turn into men, children become mothers, mothers become children. (And geographic coasts as well: New York and San Francisco turn into each other.) They burrow deep into the psyche and then spring out to teach you how to glimmeringly show your insides on the outside.

Joon Oluchi Lee (@girlscallmurder) is a feminist text and body maker, and a professor of Gender and Performance at Rhode Island School of Design. He is the author of “The Joy of the Castrated Boy” and lipstickeater.blogspot.com. Joon was grown and educated in Seoul, Iowa City, Charlottesville, and San Francisco. He lives in Providence and Brooklyn with his partner.

 

 

Start: September 20, 2013 7:00 PM
End: September 20, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

September 18, 2013

Queer Silences

Given that it’s that back-to-school time of year, the Bureau would like to host some classes. These might take the form of a single evening or perhaps two or three sessions. Please send us proposals at contact@bgsqd.com.

To get the ball rolling, Greg Newton, the Bureau’s Minister of Propaganda, will offer a class that will meet once with the option to continue indefinitely. The class, Queer Silences, will explore the subject of silence from queer perspectives. The first and possibly only class will take place on Wednesday, September 18th, from 7 to 9. In advance of the class, participants will read Jonathan D. Katz’s essay “John Cage’s Queer Silence: Or How to Avoid Making Matter’s Worse” and Caroline A. Jones’s “Finishing School: John Cage and the Abstract Expressionist Ego.” Greg will send PDFs of the essays to all who RSVP to contact@bgsqd.com.

Start: September 18, 2013 7:00 PM
End: September 18, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York , NY, 10002, United States

September 12, 2013

The Bureau at Pussy Faggot!

PUSSY FAGGOT! returns with a special end of summer edition hosted by Penny Arcade. Bring your campfire stories and sordid tales of summer!

Admission $10 / $6 with RSVP to
http://www.pussyfaggot.net/events/rsvp-for-reduced-guest-list-2

DJ Jo Equality Lampert ( AVAN LAVA)

8:00 pm- Bureau of General Services-Queer Division (BGSQD) reading featuring Ariel Speedwagon, Chavisa Woods, and poet Bobby Miller in his first NYC performance in 5 years!

Confirmed Performers Include:

✬ Champagne Jerry (aka Neal Medlyn)
✬ Fidel Cathro (aka Cath Alcorn – from Sydney, Australia!)
✬ Clay Aztec Dalmatians
✬ Glittered and Mauled
✬ Mss Vee
✬ Natti Vogel
✬ Ryan Landry (P-town’s “Showgirls” and Gold Dust Orphans)
✬ Sabrina Chap
✬ Shane Shane
✬ Tyler Ashley
✬ TURSI

and

✬ Needles Jones

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…..CELEBRATING…DUSTY CHILDER’S………BIRTHDAY!…..
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Start: September 12, 2013 8:00 PM
End: September 12, 2013 8:00 PM
Venue: The Delancey
Phone: 212 254 9920
Address:
168 Delancey Street, btw. Clinton and Attorney, New York, NY, 10002, United States

September 5, 2013

Opening Party at Cage with Annie Lanzillotto, Zee Whitesides,

The Bureau will celebrate the beginning of our stay at Cage with readings by Annie Lanzillotto and Zee Whitesides and a musical performance by Brett Every!

Cage will host the Bureau for the months of September and October. Cage is a space for dialogue, mutual support and production located on the Lower East Side of New York, which involves changing membership in ongoing response to material conditions. Cage is located at 83A Hester St., between Orchard and Allen–around the corner from Strange Loop Gallery.

Photo: Carolina Kroon, 2011. carolinakroonphotography.com

Photo: Carolina Kroon, 2011. carolinakroonphotography.com

Annie Lanzillotto is the author of “L is for Lion: an italian bronx butch freedom memoir” SUNY Press 2013, and “Schistsong” a book of poems, Bordighera Press 2013. Her albums “Blue Pill” “Carry My Coffee” and “Eleven Recitations” are available on iTunes and webwide. Lanzillotto is a devotee of BGSQD

Zee_Whitesides
Zee Whitesides is a poet and musician born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Her poetry and cultural writing has appeared or is forthcoming in/on Autostraddle.com, Jughead’s Basement, and Seven Stamps among others, and she’s the author of two handmade chapbooks. She also leads Brooklyn trans punk band Little Waist.

 

Brett Every PC

Brett Every (brettevery.com) has won some awards (OutMusic, RightOutTV), been described as having “a voice that sounds like it’s been dipped in dark chocolate and steroids” (DNA Mag), and is thrilled and honored to be bringing his songs, guitar and throat to the Bureau’s housewarming.

Start: September 5, 2013 7:00 PM
End: September 5, 2013 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States