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Trans/Queer/Woman: Theory and Politics

Christina Quarles, Grounded By Tha Side of Yew, 2017 copy

  The Bureau is excited to partner with the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research to bring you: Trans/Queer/Woman: Theory and Politics Instructor: Sophie Lewis The course will meet at the Bureau on Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, and 31, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM Transfeminine lives are often seen as having, in and of themselves, political [...]

Wed. Jul 24, 2019 6:30 PM

Events

October 28, 2013

Book Club Discusses Edmund de Waal’s The Hare with Amber Eyes

The next Book Club selection is The HARE WITH AMBER EYES: A HIDDEN INHERITANCE by Edmund de Waal (available at the Bureau). Come discuss the book at the Bureau on Monday, October 28th, at 7!

Start: October 28, 2013 7:00 PM
End: October 28, 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

October 27, 2013

The NY Queer Open Mic

Introducing a new monthly reading series at the Bureau: The NY Queer Open Mic! We’re shaking things up a bit / trying to create a space where the community can share poetry and politics.
The first half of the event will be dedicated to folks who come early and scribble on the sign-up list. The second half of the mic will go to our features- Tommy “Teebs” Pico & Alok Vaid-Menon.

Tommy “Teebs” Pico is the founder and editor-in-chief of birdsong, an antiracist/queer-positive collective, small press, and zine that publishes art and writing. He was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow, 2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, and has been published in BOMB, [PANK], and THEthe poetry blog. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn and is working on Messy Faggot— his first collection of poetry.

Alok Vaid-Menon is a South Asian artivist who has performed & organized with queer movements around the world. They are committed to building radical queer movements and bodies that resist white supremacy and imperialism and like making art that thinks about these, and other what ifs. You can read some of their work at returnthegayze.tumblr.com and queerlibido.tumblr.com.

Your host for the night is Christopher Soto, a queer latin@ poet and current MFA:Poetry candidate at NYU. Event starts at 7pm on Sunday, October 27th, we hope to see you there!

Start: October 27, 2013 7:00 PM
End: October 27, 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

October 26, 2013

PROPHET HAS ARISE. a one-night fright by ricci ryder & friends. seating is limited

Watch the trailer here.

Performance begins at 8 sharp.

 

Start: October 26, 2013 7:30 PM
End: October 26, 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

October 25, 2013

Joanna Hoffman, Stephen S. Mills, and Robert Siek Read at the Bureau

Join us at the Bureau for a reading by three Sibling Rivalry Press poets: Joanna Hoffman, Stephen S. Mills, and Robert Siek.

JoannaHoffmannJOANNA HOFFMAN is a poet and teaching artist living in Brooklyn. She is a ten-year veteran of the slam poetry community, and is a four time National Poetry Slam finalist. Her work has appeared in decomPPANK, The Legendary, SpindleSinister Wisdom, and in the anthologies Women’s Work (GirlChild Press) and Milk and HoneyA Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry (MidSummer Night’s Press). Her full-length book of poetry, Running for Trap Doors, was recently released by Sibling Rivalry Press.

 

StephenSMillsSTEPHEN S. MILLS holds an MFA from Florida State University. His work has appeared in The Antioch Review, The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, PANK, The New York Quarterly, The Los Angeles Review, Knockout, Assaracus, The Rumpus, and others. He is also the winner of the 2008 Gival Press Oscar Wilde Poetry Award. His first book, He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices, is out from Sibling Rivalry Press and was a finalist for the Thom Gunn Poetry Award and won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. He currently lives in New York City. Website:http://www.stephensmills.com/

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAROBERT 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, Lodestar Quarterly, Court Green, Mary, Assaracus, and Chelsea Station. The New School published his chapbook Clubbed Kid, and his short story “Sixteen” appeared in Userlands: New Fiction Writers from the Blogging UndergroundPurpose and Devil Piss is his first full-length collection of poetry, released by Sibling Rivalry Press on October 8, 2013.

 

Start: October 25, 2013 7:00 PM
End: October 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

October 23, 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. 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: October 23, 2013 6:30 PM
End: October 23, 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