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  Social Sculpture for Individual Goals is an opportunity to check in with others about your personal goals. The way it works is very simple: A group of individuals gathers together, and, depending on how many individuals are present, together we decide on a specific amount of time that each person will be allotted to [...]

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November 30, 2018

Charlie Bondhus, Kevin Hinkle, and Dean Kostos Poetry Reading

 

Come see poets Charlie Bondhus, Kevin Hinkle, and Dean Kostos read their latest work. Books on sale and drinks on tap!

 

Charlie Bondhus by Kevin Hinkle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie Bondhus is the author of Divining Bones (Sundress, 2018) and All the Heat We Could Carry (Main Street Rag, 2013), winner of the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. He received his MFA in creative writing from Goddard College and his Ph.D. in literature from UMASS Amherst. His work has appeared in Poetry, The Missouri Review, Columbia Journal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Nimrod, and Copper Nickel.

He has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Sundress Academy for the Arts, and the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers (UK). He is associate professor of English at Raritan Valley Community College (NJ). More at: http://charliebondhus.com.

 

 

Hinkle Head Shot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Hinkle of Asbury Park is a photo-based artist whose work has been exhibited in juried art shows including, locally, the Center for Contemporary Art (Bedminster, NJ), Montclair Art Museum’s Affordable Art Fair, the Center for Visual Arts (Summit, NJ) the Perkins Center for the Arts (Moorestown, NJ), as well as in exhibits in New York (where he received an Honorable Mention in Soho Photo’s Small Works exhibit), Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, California.

Hinkle’s work has also appeared in literary and arts journals such as The Tishmann Review, The Baltimore Review, Tupelo Quarterly, The Tulane Review, Grey Sparrow, The Pedestal Magazine, and Utter, several of these in conjunction with the poetry of Charlie Bondhus.

In addition to being part of numerous private collections, Hinkle’s work can be found in the corporate art collection of PNC Bank.

 

 

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Dean Kostos’s memoir—The Boy Who Listened to Paintings—is forthcoming. His most recent collection of poems is Pierced by Night-Colored Threads. His previous books include This Is Not a Skyscraper (recipient of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, selected by Mark Doty), Rivering, Last Supper of the Senses, The Sentence That Ends with a Comma, and the chapbook Celestial Rust. He coedited Mama’s Boy (a Lambda Book Award finalist) and edited Pomegranate Seeds (its debut reading was held at the United Nations).

His poems and personal essays have appeared in over 300 journals and anthologies, such as Boulevard, Chelsea, Cimarron Review, The Dos Passos Review, The Good Men Project, Mediterranean Poetry (Sweden), New Madrid, Memoir Journal, Southwest Review, Stand Magazine (UK), Storyscape Journal, Western Humanities Review, and on Oprah Winfrey’s website Oxygen.com. His choral text, Dialogue: Angel of War, Angel of Peace, was set to music by James Bassi and performed by Voices of Ascension. His literary criticism has appeared on the Harvard UP website and elsewhere. A multiple Pushcart-Prize nominee, he served as literary judge for Columbia University’s Gold Crown Awards and received a Yaddo fellowship.

He has taught at Wesleyan, The Gallatin School of NYU, and The City University of New York. His poem “Subway Silk” was translated into a film by Jill Clark and screened at Tribeca and at the San Francisco Indiefest. He presented his paper “Schemes and Schemata: Endless Play” and read his poems at Harvard’s Mahindra Humanities Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: November 30, 2018 7:00 PM
End: November 30, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone: 646-358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

November 29, 2018

Crime For The Holidays: Inside and Outside the Law

 

Two award winning authors of crime fiction–Ann Aptaker and Cheryl Head–discuss their Lesbian protagonists’ relationship to the Law: one choosing to live as an outlaw, the other working within the Law.

 

Native New Yorker Ann Aptaker‘s Cantor Gold crime series (Bold Strokes Books) has been honored with Lambda and Goldie Awards. The current book in the series, “Flesh and Gold,” examines issues of sex work and sex trafficking in pre-Castro Havana. Aptaker’s short stories have appears in two issues of the “Fedora” anthologies, the online zine “Punk Soul Poet,” and is featured in the November special issue of Switchblade: Stiletto Heeled. In addition to her life as an author, Aptaker has been a curator at museums and galleries and is a professor of Art History at New York Institute of Technology.

 

Cheryl Head is the award winning author of the Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries (Bywater Books). The first book in the series, “Bury Me When I’m Dead,” was a 2017 Lambda Literary Awards finalist. The current book is “Wake Me When It’s Over,” released in May 2018, with book three, “Catch Me When I’m Falling,” scheduled for March 2019. Her book “Long Way Home: A World War II Novel,” was a 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in the Historical Fiction, and African-American Literature categories. Head is the Director of Inclusion for the Golden Crown Literary Society. She lives in an historic 1870 rowhouse in Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

 

Start: November 29, 2018 7:00 PM
End: November 29, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone: 646-358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

November 23, 2018

Bureau Closed on Friday, November 23

 

The Bureau will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23.

 

 

 

Date: November 23, 2018

November 22, 2018

Closed for Thanksgiving

 

The Bureau will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23.

 

 

 

Date: November 22, 2018

November 20, 2018

Fighting for Trans Lives: Mizz June’s War Call

 
There’s no getting around it, the current political climate is a battleground. Add rising murders of Transgender women (specifically, Transwomen of color) to the already increasing issues being faced by the TLGBQ community, and it’s no wonder a song like War Call was created.
 
War Call, the debut single and music video from NYC based trans hip hop artist Mizz June, addresses these issues using powerful visuals and rhythmically layered beats. Directly following the screening of the music video, there will be a panel/discussion with the artist and representatives from community organizations who’re taking action around bettering the lives of Transgender people.

 
Organizations such as FIERCE! NYC - a membership based TLGBQ youth of color organization in The Bronx that empowers its members through youth led campaigns and leadership development programs; House of GG  – the first national retreat site, educational, and historical center dedicated to Transgender people in the USA, and New Alternatives a non-profit geared towards empowering homeless TLGBQ youth by providing them with valuable tools such as education and basic life skills trainings that will ensure self sufficiency beyond the NYC shelter system- will discuss how we can support each other, and move forward during these intense times. Show up, and learn how.
 
 
This event is FREE!
 
 
Mizz June
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From the Lower East Side of Manhattan and The Bronx, Mizz June, the musical persona of NYC based Actor Julienne Brown- got her start in Musical Theater and Activism.  A protegee of luminary public figures Octavia St. Laurent and Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, she was the first out Black Transwoman to be a guest cast member on a daytime soap opera (“All My Children”)
 

She has appeared in music videos and, performed on various well known stages in NYC and around the U.S. Her debut single, “War Call” can be found here: www.theonetheonlymizzjune.com/music

And, here:
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2SiLxQe
iTunes: https://apple.co/2Pk42oO
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2z51AYX
Google Play Music:http://bit.ly/2yGuzDf
Bandcamp: https://mizzjune.bandcamp.com/
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: November 20, 2018 7:30 PM
End: November 20, 2018 8:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone: 646-358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States