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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

July 9, 2013

Book Club Meets to Discuss James Baldwin’s Another Country

Book Club meets at the Bureau to discuss James Baldwin‘s Another Country. All are welcome. Beer, wine, and sparkling water served, as always.

 

 

Start: July 9, 2013 7:00 PM
End: July 9, 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

July 7, 2013

Edmund White Presents 4 Poets: Lonely, Fitzgerald, Nikolopoulos, Gerevich

Join us at the Bureau as acclaimed author Edmund White (A Boy’s Own Story) presents four of his favorite young and emerging queer poets: Lonely Christopher (Death & Disaster Series); Adam Fitzgerald (The Late Parade); Angelo Nikolopoulos (Obscenely Yours); and special guest, all the way from Hungary, Andras Gerevich (Tiresias’s Confession). Introductions by Edmund White. After party with dancing and revelry surely to follow at the bar Home Sweet Home (131 Chrystie Street).

 

Lonely Christopher is a poet and filmmaker. He is the author of the short story collection The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse, which was a 2011 selection of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery imprint of Akashic Books. His forthcoming film credits include the feature length MOM, which he wrote and directed, and the shorts We Are Not HerePetit Lait, and Life of the Misanthrope. His first poetry collection, Death & Disaster Series, will be released this year by Monk Books. He lives in Brooklyn.

 

Adam Fitzgerald’s first book of poems, The Late Parade has just been published by Norton/Liveright. He teaches poetry at Rutgers University and Marymount College, and is the founding editor of Maggy and Monk Books. His poems and interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in The Agricultural Reader, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Poetry, Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. He lives in the East Village.

 

Angelo Nikolopoulos‘ first book of poems is Obscenely Yours, winner of the 2011 Kinereth Gensler Award (Alice James Books 2013). His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2012, Best New Poets 2011, Boston Review, Fence, The Los Angeles Review, The New York Quarterly, Tin House, and elsewhere. He is a winner of the 2011 “Discovery” / Boston Review Poetry Contest and the founder of the White Swallow Reading Series in Manhattan. He teaches at Rutgers University, New Brunswick and lives in New York City.

 

Andras Gerevich was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1976. He is just finishing his fourth book of poems in his native Hungarian, due out this fall. A book of his poetry in English translation, Tiresias’s Confession, came out in 2008. He has also published widely in journals and his work is translated into over a dozen languages. He has been a guest at a number of international literary and poetry festivals, and several artists’ residencies, including the legendary Yaddo in New York and the Akademie Solitude in Germany. Besides writing poetry Gerevich scripted several prize-winning short animations produced in the UK, and his plays were performed in Budapest and read in London. He also published essays and stories, and translated a number of English-speaking poets into Hungarian, including Seamus Heaney and Frank O’Hara, and a book by the filmmaker David Lynch. He was editor for two literary journals: Kalligram in Budapest and Chroma in London, an assistant producer for the radio program Poetry by Post for the BBC World Sevice, and was also the President of the József Attila Kör, the Hungarian young writers’ association from 2006 for a three year term.

 

 

Start: July 7, 2013 7:00 PM
End: July 7, 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

July 6, 2013

Queer Film Summer Camp: Pasolini’s Salò, Presented by Newton

The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division and Peter M. Hargrove, President of Hargrove Entertainment, Inc., proudly present Queer Film Summer Camp, a series devoted to queer films or films viewed queerly.  Queer Film Summer Camp will take place at the Bureau on eight Saturday evenings in July and August. An exciting array of film critics and historians along with other queer and queer-friendly NYC-based arts professionals will introduce each film with a brief lecture.

To open the series we will present Pier Paolo Pasolini‘s Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975). Greg Newton, the Bureau’s Minister of Propaganda, will introduce the film.

Suggested donation of $10
Drinks will be served at 7 PM
The introductory lectures will begin at 8 PM

Link to IMDB page on Salò

Greg Newton recently abandoned a dismal career in academia to co-found, with his partner Donnie Jochum, the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, where he serves as Minister of Propaganda.

Start: July 6, 2013 7:00 PM
End: July 6, 2013 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

July 5, 2013

Queer Division VI: Cecilia Corrigan, Evan Kennedy, CAConrad

Andrew Durbin presents:

Queer Division VI: Cecilia Corrigan, Evan Kennedy, CAConradCA in showercapCAConrad is the son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He has five full-length poetry collections, the most recent is A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon (Wave Books, 2012). The Book of Frank (Wave Books) has been translated into German, Spanish, and most recently Swedish. He is a 2011 Pew Fellow, a 2013 Banff Fellow, a 2013 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2012 and 2013 visiting faculty member for the Summer Writing Program of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. You can find his poems here.

Evan KennedyEvan Kennedy is a poet and bicyclist who lives in San Francisco. He is the author of Shoo-Ins to Ruin (Gold Wake Press) and Us Them Poems (BookThug). Terra Firmament is forthcoming from Krupskaya.

 

Cecilia CorriganCecilia Corrigan lives in New York. Her first book Titanic was awarded the Plonsker Prize, and will be published by &Now Books in 2014. Her current research interests include Alan Turing, immaturity, Ludwig Wittgenstein’s adolescence, Alice James, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and therapeutic cosmetics. Her work has appeared in The Journal, Death and Life of American Cities, O’Clock Press, The Awl, The Nicola Midnight St. Claire, Glitterpony, and Emergency Index. She wrote for HBO’s show Luck.

 

Start: July 5, 2013 7:00 PM
End: July 5, 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 30, 2013

SHIT HITS FAN

SHIT HITS FAN
44 years ago shit hit the fan when the patrons of the Stonewall Inn resisted the police harrassment that had been routine up until that point. Come join the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division and Shane Shane in celebration of this historic moment of resistance!

Featuring:

JanTina

Gabe Gonzalez

DJ Timothy Allen Living

Max Steele

Shane Shane

Jantina

JanTina is a Singer/Song writer, Spoken Word Artist & Burlesque Preformer. With a Master’s in Fine Art’s Jantina uses her gift of poetics coupled with burlesque to illuminate the world of Exotic dance. She performs for you tonight an excerpt from her semi autobiographical graduate thesis turned Off Broadway Musical “Silhouettes”.

 

Photograph by Amos Mac

Photograph by Amos Mac

Max Steele is a performer and writer. He has presented work at the New Museum, Rapture Cafe, Deitch Projects, Envoy Enterprises, and the Queens Museum of Art. He writes the psychedelic porno poetry zine Scorcher, and is an Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

 

Timothy Allen Living
DJ TIMOTHY ALLEN LIVING is a Brooklyn-based DJ behind the decks at Shane Shane’s FANCY, as well as dancefloors, bars, and living rooms across NYC. He loves mixtapes, twelve inch vinyl, and early house music.

 

Gabe Gonzalez

Gabe Gonzalez is a filmmaker, performer, and writer currently living Brooklyn, where he excels at smoking, growing facial hair, and looking like he’s over it. On weekdays he works as an editor and videographer for a porn company, and in his free time collaborates on comedy sketches with a couple of NY-based groups. Before moving to NYC, he spent some time studying at The Second City in Chicago and tripping balls with Radical Faeries in Oregon.

 

 

Start: June 30, 2013 4:00 PM
End: June 30, 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