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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

May 17, 2019

Heelz on Reelzzz: Short Film Screening

 

 

Fabulous evening of queer short films featuring femmes, queens, hustlers and other magical creatures! Curated by Heather María Ács

Doors 7:30, Screening 8pm $5-$15, NOTAFLOF (No one turned away for lack of funds)

 

Starring:

Bad Ally Web Series

Ariel Mahler and Daquisha Jones

 

Mouth Wide Open

Writer/Director Siobhan Aluvalot

Featuring Fanciulla Gentile, Shawna Shawnté & Stevie Ann DePaola

 

QUEER HABITS

Documentary by Drew Denny

 

Work by Celeste Chan

 

Flu$h

Writer/Director Heather María Ács

Featuring Tanisha Thompson Christine Davitt Morgan Sullivan Minerva Summer And MORE!!!

 

Accessibility: The Bureau is located at the LGBT Center. ADA compliant. Elevators. Ramps. Armless chairs.

 

 

 

Start: May 17, 2019 7:30 PM
End: May 17, 2019 9:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: $10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

May 12, 2019

Keetje Kuipers, Meg Day, & Jason Schneiderman

 

Join poets Keetje Kuipers, Meg Day, and Jason Schneiderman for a reading of their work at the Bureau!

 
 

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Keetje Kuipers currently teaches at Hugo House in Seattle and serves as Senior Editor at Poetry Northwest, where she is the author of the literary recipe mash-up Line Cook and curator of the series On Failure. Keetje lives with her wife and daughter on an island in the Salish Sea. She is currently at work on a novel set in Wyoming, as well as a memoir about the seven months she spent living alone and off the grid, two hours down a dirt road from the nearest human being.

 

 

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Meg Day is the 2015-2016 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street 2014), winner of the Barrow Street Poetry Prize and the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award, and a finalist for the 2016 Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University. Day is Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing at Franklin & Marshall College and lives in Pennsylvania. www.megday.com

 

 
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Jason Schneiderman is the author of Hold Me Tight (forthcoming from Red Hen in 2020);  Primary Source (Red Hen 2016);Striking Surface (Ashland Poetry Press 2010); and Sublimation Point (Four Way 2004); as well as the editor of Queer: A Reader for Writers (Oxford UP 2016). He is an Associate Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: May 12, 2019 6:00 PM
End: May 12, 2019 7:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: $10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

May 10, 2019

Jerry The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens Book Signing & Reading

 

Jerry the Marble Faun of Grey Gardens (Jerry Torre) will read from his book The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens: A Memoir of the Beales, the Maysles Brothers, and Jacqueline Kennedy, nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir/Biography. Jerry will sign books following the reading.

 

The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens: A Memoir of the Beales, the Maysles Brothers, and Jacqueline Kennedy is Jerry Torre’s touching and at times haunting memoir about his teenage days as caretaker of Grey Gardens, the now-celebrated mansion chronicled in the iconic documentary Grey Gardens and two feature-length films. The book is a behind-the-scenes look at “Big Edie” and “Little Edie” and their bizarre and reclusive life of squalor amidst the tremendous wealth of East Hampton, the family bond that developed between Jerry and them, and the afternoon everything was turned upside down forever with the arrival of documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles.

 

Copies of The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens are available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com. Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: May 10, 2019 7:00 PM
End: May 10, 2019 8:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: $10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

May 9, 2019

Office Hours Spring 2019 Showcase Reading

 

Check out sizzling new writing at the Office Hours Spring 2019 Showcase! The workshop provides post-MFA poets access to continued support for manuscript-development and everyday writing, culminating in a public reading each fall and spring to showcase stellar new work. We welcome all poets, especially people of color, LGBTQ+, and those who are femme-identified. Our name derives from our side hustle. Many of us are freelance, adjunct instructors, who continue to thrive in the margins of academia.

 

Featuring:

Laura CrestéLinda Harris Dolan, Emily Hockaday, Francisco Márquez, Paco Márquez, Holly Mitchel, Madeleine Mori, Dacota Pratt-Pariseau, and Noel Sikorski.

 
 

Laura Cresté holds an MFA in Poetry from NYU. She is the winner of Breakwater Review’s 2016 Peseroff Prize, and her work has appeared in No Tokens Journal, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Powder Keg Magazine, and Bodega Magazine.

 
 

Linda Harris Dolan is a poet and editor. She holds an M.A. in English & American Literature from NYU, and an M.F.A in Poetry from NYU, where she was a Starworks Creative Writing Fellow. She’s taught writing at The King’s College and NYU. Linda’s work appears in The Grief Diaries, Roanoke Review, and Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine, and she was a 2016 Best of the Net nominee.

 
 

Emily Hockaday is a Queens-based poet and editor. Her newest chapbook, Beach Vocabulary, is forthcoming from Red Bird Chaps. She is author of Space on Earth (Grey Book Press), Ophelia: A Botanist’s Guide (Zoo Cake Press), What We Love & Will Not Give Up (Dancing Girl Press), and Starting a Life (Finishing Line Press). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, most recently Newtown Literary, The Maine Review, and Salt Hill. She is Associate Editor of Analog Science Fiction & Fact and Asimov’s Science Fiction, and she can be found on the web at www.emilyhockaday.com and @E_Hockaday.

 
 

Francisco Márquez is a Venezuelan poet with work appearing in The Brooklyn Rail, Bennington Review, and Narrative magazine. He has received honors from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, The Poetry Project, and Letras Latinas. He lives in Brooklyn.

 
 

Paco Márquez is author of the chapbook Portraits in G Minor (Folded Word Press, 2017). His poetry can be found in Apogee, Ostrich Review, Live Mag! and Huizache. As Spanish Editor for William O’Daly, he assisted in translating Pablo Neruda’s initial book, Crepusculario, for the first time into English, Book of Twilight (Copper Canyon Press, 2017). Originally from México and Northern California, Paco lives in Manhattan, where he helps run Office Hours! He lives with his partner of 13 years. More at: pacomarquez.net

 
 

Holly Mitchell is a poet from Kentucky, now based in New York. A winner of an Amy Award from Poets & Writers and a Gertrude Claytor Prize from the Academy of American Poets, she received an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University. Her poems have appeared in Baltimore Review, Juked, and Narrative, among other journals.

 
 

Madeleine Mori is a Japanese-American poet originally from San Francisco. She received a bachelor’s degree in winemaking from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and an MFA from New York University, where she served as a Poetry Editor of Washington Square Review. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in BOAAT, Cosmonauts Avenue, Salt Hill, Sixth Finch, Neck, and The Cincinnati Review, among others. She is the Poetry Editor at Pigeon Pages and lives in Brooklyn.

 
 

Dacota Pratt-Pariseau is a Vermont poet. She has an MFA from NYU and has been published in Prelude and Bodega Magazine. She currently lives in Harlem.

 
 

Noel Sikorski is a Senior Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program at NYU. Her poems have appeared in American Poets Magazine, Georgetown Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and The Bellevue Literary Review.

 

 

 

 

 

Start: May 9, 2019 7:00 PM
End: May 9, 2019 8:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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.

May 7, 2019

NYC Gay Guys’ Book Club Discusses Rabih Alameddine’s Angel of History

 

NYC Gay Guys’ Book Club is a group of gay guys of all ages who meet the first Tuesday of every month. We usually meet at the Jefferson Market branch of the public library on 6th Avenue & West 10th Street, but we’ll meet at the Bureau while the library is being renovated. We read an eclectic range of books from classics to newly-released works. We don’t necessarily read books with a gay theme or characters and always open to suggestions. Very easy going; more social than academic. You don’t necessarily have to commit to coming every single month, just whenever your schedule or reading tastes permit.

 
This month (May 7th) we are discussing Rabih Alameddine‘s Angel of History.

 

On Tuesday, June  4th, we’ll discuss Joan Dempsey‘s This Is How It Begins.
 

Both Rabih Alameddine‘s Angel of History and Joan Dempsey‘s This Is How It Begins (and many other titles!) are available for purchase at the Bureau. Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you for your support!

 

This event is free, but donations to support the Bureau are much appreciated!

 
 

 

 

Start: May 7, 2019 7:00 PM
End: May 7, 2019 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States