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  Come celebrate Elsa Waithe‘s 30th bday the only way she know how… WITH LAUGHTER!!! On May 25th @ 7pm, Bureau of General Services-Queer Division is gonna be packed as we ring in Elsa’s new decade with this hot lineup:   Beth Maria Margo Reiss Shelly Colman Sarah Hartshorne Norah Yahya Mamoudou N’Diaye   $10 [...]

Fri. May 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Events

June 22, 2013

Str8 Boy Div: Schluter, Kaplan, Card

Andrew Durbin presents:

Str8 Boy Div: Schluter, Kaplan, Card

 

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Kit Schluter is translator of works by Pierre Alferi, Danielle Collobert, Gherasim Luca, Claudio Parmiggiani, Jaime Saenz, Marcel Schwob, and Amandine André, whom he is translating in collaboration with Jocelyn Spaar. Recent poems of his own are in or forthcoming in Death & Life of Great American Cities, Interrupture, Sun’s Skeleton, and Boston Review. With the Philadelphia poet Andrew Dieck, he co-edits O’clock Press and its review of writtens, CLOCK (.pdf’s 0.00 USD @ www.oclockpress.com).

 

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Josef Kaplan is the author of Democracy Is Not for the People (Truck Books, 2012).

 

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Macgregor Card is the author of Duties of an English Foreign Secretary, which won the 2009 Fence Modern Poet Series, and The Archers. From 1997-2005 he co-edited The Germ: A Journal of Poetic Research with Andrew Maxwell.

 

 

Start: June 22, 2013 7:00 PM
End: June 22, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 6464570859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

June 21, 2013

NYC Book Launch of The Martin Duberman Reader

Martin Duberman will read from The Martin Duberman Reader, and he will answer questions from the audience.

The Martin Duberman Reader: The Essential Historical, Biographical, and Autobiographical Writings (The New Press, May 2013) chronicles Duberman’s great works: his historical writings, from the Northern response to slavery to the Stonewall Riots; biographical work such as his writings on Howard Zinn; memoirs on topics such as life in the theatre to the AIDS epidemic; and political and activism issues ranging from the development of gay rights in the United States to American affairs with Cuba. The collection is rich and resonating, an invaluable piece for any who want expert insight into some of the most tumultuous and crucial social reforms of our time.

In the dawn of monumental reforms for gay rights in America and across the world, Duberman’s meditations have never been more relevant. Artfully written and wonderfully accessible, The Martin Duberman Reader will appeal to loyal readers as well as those experiencing his work for the first time.

 


Martin Duberman is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the CUNY Graduate School, where he founded and for a decade directed the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies. The author of more than twenty books, Duberman has won a Bancroft Prize and been a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in New York City.

Start: June 21, 2013 7:00 PM
End: June 21, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 6464570859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

June 20, 2013

Shane Shane Presents The Eyes of Laura Mars

Shane Shane presents The Eyes of Laura Mars, the 1978 fashion murder thriller starring Faye Dunaway and featuring Barbra Streisand‘s hit torch song Prisoner.

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From Wikipedia: “Laura Mars (Faye Dunaway) is a glamorous fashion photographer who specializes in stylized violence. Amid controversy over whether her photographs glorify violence and are demeaning to women, Laura begins seeing, in first person through the eyes of the killer, real-time visions of the murders of her friends and colleagues.”

We’ll have a brief reading about the history and legacy of the movie, alcoholic refreshments, and an informal kiki following the movie about the Sadomasochistic implications of fashion and gay men’s unexamined fascination with murderous or violent women. Or we’ll just get drunk and imitate Faye Dunaway.

 
 

Start: June 20, 2013 7:00 PM
End: June 20, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 6464570859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

June 16, 2013

Book launch for Bear City: The Novel

Join us for a fur-tastic official book launch at BGSQD for Bear City: The Novel! We’ll be celebrating the release of this hilarious new work from Bear Bones Books with a reading by author Lawrence Ferber, award-winning screenwriter who wrote the novelization of his and Doug Langway‘s smash hit romantic comedy film. The book also has dozens of still photos from the movie and behind-the-scenes shots! Watch the official film trailer and a clip from the film, and enjoy a brief conversation with the author and director.

Lawrence Ferber (l) and Doug Langway (r)

Start: June 16, 2013 3:00 PM
End: June 16, 2013 5:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 6464570859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

June 14, 2013

NYC Book Launch for Michael Alago’s Beautiful Imperfections, with guest Mina Caputo

 

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Publicist Andy Reynolds writes:

“Meet photographer and music industry vet Michael Alago (He signed Metallica and Nina Simone, OK?) at the Bureau for the NYC launch of Beautiful Imperfections, his newest book of photographs. He will be joined by special guest Mina Caputo and together they will read selections from their book of poems, observations, and rants: Night Blooming Jasmine Will Never Smell the Same.

Alago’s follow-up to the smoking’ hot Brutal Truth (April 2012, Bruno Gmünder),Beautiful Imperfections is the first commercially published book of photographs shot entirely with the Hipstamatic iPhone camera App (that we know of). The resulting 10″ x 10″ coffee table book contains over 120 tough/tender signature Alago portraits.

After a legendary music career during which he went from booking U2′s first New York City gig at the Ritz at age 21, to hanging out with Mapplethorpe to partying with Iggy Pop and David Lee Roth in the men’s room of the famed Peppermint Lounge, to discovering and signing Metallica, and signing Nina Simone to her last album deal (A Single Woman), Alago turned to photography. We can all thank the Rough Gods that he did.

 

Mina Caputo solo

One of the biggest voices (and smallest bodies) in rock music today belongs to Brooklyn’s own Mina Caputo. Caputo’s reputation for touching listeners to the very depths of their souls with her poetry and heartrending live performances is well earned – within a single show she is capable of inciting both arena-sized mosh pits and breathless silence. Look for Caputo’s new album As Much Truth as One Can Bear to be released late summer 2013.”

 

 

Start: June 14, 2013 7:00 PM
End: June 14, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 6464570859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States