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Genevieve Hudson & Alden Jones: A Virtual Reading with the Bureau

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  Join the Bureau online for a reading with Genevieve Hudson (Boys of Alabama) and Alden Jones (The Wanting Was a Wilderness: Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and the Art of Memoir) on Saturday, June 13th, 6 to 7 PM EST.   Genevieve Hudson will read from her new novel, Boys of Alabama. Melissa Febos says of Boys of [...]

Sat. Jun 13, 2020 6:00 PM

Events

April 11, 2020

Postponed: NYC Queer Comic Fair 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Bureau is closed until further notice. We hope to reschedule our late March and April events once we are able to reopen. Stay tuned!
 

The NYC Queer Comic Fair enters its 4th year with a Kickstarter funded in one hour! The event is a no admission showcase of queer-identified artists working in illustration, comics, and visual storytelling. The goal of the fair is to extend the reach and audience of the artists, and to provide a place where queer people can go to find and distribute art that represents them.

 

The 4th annual NYC Queer Comic Fair (NYCQCF) happens Saturday, April 11th, and Sunday, April 12th, from 1-7pm on each day. The NYCQCF is hosted by the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division inside the New York City Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

 

Starting as a single-day fair inspired by the New York Queer Zine Fair, event creators, Bubba of WabiSabiZinez and Pat Reilly of Comics by Patrick, sought to fill a gap in the queer arts community – comic books. While the first fair focused solely on comics and graphic novel, each year they have expanded the scope of what is included: photo essays, illustration, illustrated poetry, children’s books, and coloring books are among the types of work now included. Bubba said, “we want to showcase the diversity of the medium, that is, of creating a conversation or narrative between words and images.”

 

The fair has now expanded to a two-day event. Bubba said, “while the we have extended the number of days, we have chosen to stay in a small venue.” He says that the NYCQCF wants to stay in queer spaces, specifically those dedicated to supporting the arts. He adds, “the Center is historic, and the Bureau is a great host! Why leave when they have everything we need: a coffee shop, gender neutral bathrooms, and a fantastic Keith Haring mural for attendants to see!”

 

The NYCQCF has been covered by Hornet.com and The Comic Book Bears Podcast, with promotional events and signings happening at Carmine Street Comic inside Unoppressive Non-imperialist Bargain Books in the Village and for the New York City Anarchist Book Fair. Bubba says, “as a member of the queer community, I think it is important to collaborate and crosspollinate. We need to support each other’s events, meet new people, create a web of connections. That’s what we are doing here; yes, it is one event, but we talk to people at other fairs, other bookstores, anywhere we can.” Bubba adds that the NYCQCF relies on participants and attendants to bring in the kinds of creators they want to see; he asks that artist suggestions be sent via Instagram, and that if anyone wants to stay current with signup announcements, they follow WabiSabiZinez on Kickstarter.

 

The event is free and open to the public.

 

Find the NYC Queer Comic Fair on Instagram and Facebook.

 

Contact: Bubba – wabisab[email protected]

 

Start: April 11, 2020 1:00 PM
End: April 11, 2020 7:00 PM
Venue: online
Address:
NY, United States
Cost: FREE!

April 4, 2020

Postponed: Legible: A Queer Per-Zine Workshop


Due to The Center’s cancellation of all groups, meetings, and events from March 16 through March 31 (full statement here), we will reschedule this workshop. Please check back for updates.

 

In this 4-session workshop we will read and analyze zines by queer and trans and queer writers to learn ways in which these authors explore their bodies, gender, and self-image through the creation of personal zines. These zines will help give us inspiration and directions for thinking about our own writing in the zine format. This workshop is an opportunity to build community with trans and queer writers and poets while also building a better understanding of one’s self through the creation of your own per-zine.

Over our four sessions we will create our own per-zines and share these zines with a reading at the end of our last session. The workshop will meet at the Bureau on:

Saturday, March 14, 11 AM to 1 PM

Saturday, March 21, 11 AM to 1 PM

Saturday, March 28, 11 AM to 1 PM

Saturday, April 4, 11 AM to 1 PM

This workshop is entirely free. You’re welcome to bring your own materials but materials will be provided as well as copies of zines for that will be used in our discussions.

To sign-up email the organizer Robin Gow at [email protected]
(This workshop is on a first-come first-serve basis)

About the organizer:
Robin Gow grew up in rural Pennsylvania and now lives in New York where they are an adjunct professor and MFA candidate at Adelphi University. They also run the trans & queer reading series Gender Reveal Party.

Robin Gow is the author of the chapbook HONEYSUCKLE by Finishing Line Press and their first full-length poetry collection (OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL DEGENERACY) is forthcoming with Tolsun Books.

Currently, they are a managing editor The Nasiona and Editor at Large of Village of Crickets. They served for four years as the production editor of the Lantern literary magazine and are Social Media Coordinator for Oyster River Pages. They has also worked to help produce several zines.

They are an out and proud bisexual genderqueer man passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues. They are also a proud neurodiverse person.

 

 

Start: April 4, 2020 11:00 AM
End: April 4, 2020 1:00 PM
Venue: online
Address:
NY, United States

March 29, 2020

Postponed: HOT: Math Magazine Reading Event


Due to The Center’s cancellation of all groups, meetings, and events from March 16 through March 31 (full statement here), we will reschedule this event. Please check back for updates.

 

Math Magazine is proud to present an explicit reading event at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, located in The LGBT Community Center at 208 W 13th St., Room 210, on Sunday, March 29th, 2020 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of erotic fantasies, electric encounters and thrilling sexcapades in an auditory experience that is sure to arouse and entertain.

Interested in performing? Email: [email protected] with the subject line READING EVENT SUBMISSION. There is limited space so please RSVP. Deadline: March 15th!

 

Start: March 29, 2020 4:00 PM
End: March 29, 2020 6:00 PM
Venue: online
Address:
NY, United States
Cost: $10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

March 28, 2020

Postponed: POEMS CHEAP & UNIQUE


Due to The Center’s cancellation of all groups, meetings, and events from March 16 through March 31 (full statement here), we will reschedule this event. Please check back for updates.

 

This assortment of poets brings together the sexy and unique, the cheap and the troubled:

Zach Blackwood, Kay Gabriel, A.W. Strouse, Shy Watson

We come together without fear of risking contamination!
Zach Blackwood is the author of SEXY UNIQUE HOLLOW POINT (glo worm) and artistic producer at Fringearts in Philadelphia.

Kay Gabriel is a poet and essayist.

A.W. Strouse is author of Gender Trouble Couplets (punctum, 2020).

Shy Watson is a writer and the author of Cheap Yellow (CCM 2018). They edit for Blush Lit and live in Brooklyn, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

Start: March 28, 2020 7:00 PM
End: March 28, 2020 9:00 PM
Venue: online
Address:
NY, United States
Cost: $10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Postponed: Legible: A Queer Per-Zine Workshop

 

Due to The Center’s cancellation of all groups, meetings, and events from March 16 through March 31 (full statement here), we will reschedule this workshop. Please check back for updates.

 

In this 4-session workshop we will read and analyze zines by queer and trans and queer writers to learn ways in which these authors explore their bodies, gender, and self-image through the creation of personal zines. These zines will help give us inspiration and directions for thinking about our own writing in the zine format. This workshop is an opportunity to build community with trans and queer writers and poets while also building a better understanding of one’s self through the creation of your own per-zine.

Over our four sessions we will create our own per-zines and share these zines with a reading at the end of our last session. The workshop will meet at the Bureau on:

Saturday, March 14, 11 AM to 1 PM

Saturday, March 21, 11 AM to 1 PM

Saturday, March 28, 11 AM to 1 PM

Saturday, April 4, 11 AM to 1 PM

This workshop is entirely free. You’re welcome to bring your own materials but materials will be provided as well as copies of zines for that will be used in our discussions.

To sign-up email the organizer Robin Gow at [email protected]
(This workshop is on a first-come first-serve basis)

About the organizer:
Robin Gow grew up in rural Pennsylvania and now lives in New York where they are an adjunct professor and MFA candidate at Adelphi University. They also run the trans & queer reading series Gender Reveal Party.

Robin Gow is the author of the chapbook HONEYSUCKLE by Finishing Line Press and their first full-length poetry collection (OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL DEGENERACY) is forthcoming with Tolsun Books.

Currently, they are a managing editor The Nasiona and Editor at Large of Village of Crickets. They served for four years as the production editor of the Lantern literary magazine and are Social Media Coordinator for Oyster River Pages. They has also worked to help produce several zines.

They are an out and proud bisexual genderqueer man passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues. They are also a proud neurodiverse person.

 

 

Start: March 28, 2020 11:00 AM
End: March 28, 2020 1:00 PM
Venue: online
Address:
NY, United States