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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

February 1, 2014

NEWFANGLED

Robert Siek introduces poets Jeffery Berg, Jerome Murphy, and Justin Sherwood.

 

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JEFFERY BERG grew up in Six Mile, South Carolina, and Lynchburg, Virginia. He received an MFA from New York University. His poems have appeared in Court Green,Map Literary, MiPOesias, the Gay & Lesbian Review, and Harpur Palate. He has written reviews for Lambda LiteraryReview and the Poetry Project Newsletter. A Virginia Center of the Creative Arts fellow, Jeffery lives in New York and blogs at jdbrecords.

 

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JEROME MURPHY received an MFA from New York University, where he currently acts as Program Administrator at the Creative Writing Program. He assisted Diane Middlebrook in researching Her Husband: Hughes and Plath, a Marriage. His reviews have appeared in the column Outwords, which he authored for Next Magazine from 2010 to 2011, and in The Brooklyn Rail.

 

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JUSTIN SHERWOOD’s poems and essays have appeared in ILK, H_NGM_N, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and New Criticals, among others. He is a graduate of the New School MFA Creative Writing Program, where he was selected for the 2012 Paul Violi Prize in Poetry. He lives in Astoria.

 

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ROBERT SIEK is a poet who lives in Brooklyn and works as a production editor at a large publishing house in Manhattan. His poems have appeared in journals such as The Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, Mary, Assaracus, Chelsea Station, and The Nervous Breakdown. In 2002, the New School published his chapbook Clubbed Kid, and in 2007, his short story “Sixteen” appeared in the short-fiction anthology Userlands: New Fiction Writers from the Blogging Underground. His first full-length collection of poetry, Purpose and Devil Piss, was published by Sibling Rivalry Press in late 2013.

 

 

Start: February 1, 2014 7:00 PM
End: February 1, 2014 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

January 31, 2014

Ariel “Speedwagon” Federow Presents Mädchen in Uniform

Friend of the Bureau Ariel “Federow” Speedwagon introduces the 1931 lesbian cult film from Germany  Mädchen in Uniform, directed by Leontine Sagan. Lively discussion will follow the screening.

IMDB page for Mädchen in Uniform.

Check out B. Ruby Rich’s “Maedchen in Uniform: From Repressive Tolerance to Erotic Liberation,” published in Jump Cut, no. 24-25, March 1981, pp. 44-50 (copyright Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, 1981, 2005).

 

Ariel “Speedwagon” Federow is a writer/performer, dancer, clown, and the former Miss JewSA. She’s worked with, among others, Jenny Romaine, Susana Cook, Katy Pyle, and Coral Short. Notable stages: Dixon Place, LaMama, WoW Theater, the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics’ Encuentro in Sao Paulo, HEY QUEEN!. Company member: Butch Burlesque, Katy Pyle’s Ballez, Aftselokhis Spectacle Committee. Ariel is one of the Squirts in Dan Fishback’s Squirts: New Voices in Queer Performance at La Mama, January 3-12.

 

 

 

Start: January 31, 2014 7:00 PM
End: January 31, 2014 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

January 30, 2014

When is White Girl – a Public Reading

Hilton Als’s latest book, White Girls, is an essay collection (personal and critical) that takes the idea of “white girl” and twists it through the lens of American culture.


It is a book that defies an easy read, or contemplation in solitude. Is it a mess, a mockery, and brilliant? Is it confusing, contradictory, and liberating? Does it serve identity politics to itself on a platter? Is it post racial? Is it fierce?

Join curators and artists Malene Dam, Bridget de Gersigny, and Ted Kerr for a public conversation on the book. Participants will be invited to read passages that stuck with them and that they want to discuss, and as a group we will engage in a conversation about the book, its impacts and possible meanings.

When is White Girl is part of ”NO NARRATIVE PRECEDED US” an ongoing collaboration between Dam, de Gersigny, and Kerr started in Oct. 2013 with public conversations and performances in New York and at CCS Bard. Using the format of a reading group the collaboration explores the intersections of identity politics with shared queer and feminist histories across time.

White Girls is available for purchase at the Bureau. 

 

Bios:
Malene Dam is a Danish born artist and curator currently a student at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.  She engages in an array of issues related to contemporary society, most recently with a strong focus on queer temporality, histories of feminism, education, and conflict. Her research-based practice addresses temporal and spatial notions of cultural collectivizations, inquiring how discourses situate themselves as knowledge. She holds a BFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and a MFA in Photography and Media from CalArts.

 

Bridget de Gersigny is a South African born, visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Her work draws upon political history and technological communications, often related to shifting ideologies, through a post-colonial and queer lens. She is a 2014 Queer/Art/Mentorship Fellow and recently completed her MFA at ICP-Bard. She holds a BA degree from the University of Cape Town, in Psychology and Literature, and Art History from University of South Africa.

 

Canadian born Ted Kerr is a New York based artist, writer and organizer whose work focuses on queerness, HIV/AIDS and community. He was the 2011 Artist in Residence at the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary, and is currently the programs manager at Visual AIDS.

 

 

 

Start: January 30, 2014 7:00 PM
End: January 30, 2014 9:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

January 28, 2014

The Mancaster Interviews Destiny Devine

Destiny Devine began her career in 2009 when she landed a starring role in a show called “ICONS” in which she impersonated BEYONCE KNOWLES, JANET JACKSON,TINA TUNER, WHITNEY HOUSTON, RUPAUL, and NICKI MANAJ.

The Show ran in Provincetown Massachusetts for the summer of 2009 and 2010. The show quickly became a huge success, garnering awards including “Best new show of the summer” and Destiny was re-booked for the 2010 Season of ICONS, in the fall of 2010 Icons then hit the off-Broadway stage at the SNAPPLE CENTER in New York City.

Destiny Devine is constantly working on new and fresh projects.

The Mancaster is a series of podcast interviews with the “mom & pop” business owners, the behind-the-scenes workers, the musicians, the artists, the drag queens, the go-go boys, those who make entertainment possible; hear their voices and listen to their journeys.

 

 

 

 

Start: January 28, 2014 7:00 PM
End: January 28, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

January 26, 2014

The Mancaster Interviews Eli Lewis

ELI LEWIS is a New York City-based ballet and contemporary dancer, porn performer, blogger, Rentboy, and pocket Gaysian. He is originally from the great country of Texas – specifically Austin – and has since toured and collaborated with renowned dance companies and choreographers, worked in a variety of events from New York Fashion Week to kink and adult performances at Folsom Street Fair and HustlaBall, go-go danced at some of the hottest bars and clubs around the States, and writes about how his adventures and sexcapades have shaped him into the man he is today. Whoever said you couldn’t have your cake and eat it too clearly hasn’t met this boy on fire!


The Mancaster
 is a series of podcast interviews with the “mom & pop” business owners, the behind-the-scenes workers, the musicians, the artists, the drag queens, the go-go boys, those who make entertainment possible; hear their voices and listen to their journeys.

 

Start: January 26, 2014 2:00 PM
End: January 26, 2014 4:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States