Bespoke is back! Your favorite all queer, all genre reading series returns to the Bureau (VIRTUALLY ONLY) this October 13th featuring three fantastic writers — Doug Dibbern, Ricardo Hernandez, and Janelle Lawrence!
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau’s work. We will pass a bag at the start of the event. But you are more than welcome to make a donation on Eventbrite when you register. Thank you for supporting the Bureau’s work!
All are welcome to join, with or without a donation.
Doug Dibbern’s Cinema’s Doppelgängers (Punctum Books, $25) will be available for purchase at the event. If you would like us to hold a copy for you or ship a copy to you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for supporting the Bureau by purchasing books from us!
Doug Dibbern’s second book, Cinema’s Doppelgängers,a work of speculative fiction in the guise of a scholarly history of film, was published this summer by Punctum Books. His first book, Hollywood Riots: Violent Crowds and Progressive Politics in American Film, won the 2016 Peter Rollins Prize. He’s currently finishing what he hopes will become his third book, which he refers to as either an “anti-memoir about his obsessive cinephilia” or a “Sebaldian rumination on the relationship between art, genealogy, and identity formation.” He’s also published cinema studies scholarship, film criticism for “The Notebook” at Mubi.com, and literary essays for journals like Chicago Quarterly Review and Hotel Amerika. He has a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from New York University and teaches there now in the Expository Writing Program.
Janelle Lawrence is an Afro-Latinx interdisciplinary artist that investigates communal and individual strength with stories that explore the complex layers of perspective and perception. They have had their musicals presented at various Theaters such as Club Cumming, Joe’s Pub, Seattle Public Theatre, Legoland NY and The REACH at the Kennedy Center. They have been residents of the 92nd St Y Musical Theatre Development Lab: Collective, Greenhouse Residency SPACE on Ryder Farm resident and Barn Arts Hamilton Project Resident. They are a Juilliard School alumni, and a 2020 Recipient of NBT’s Soul Series Lab – Playwriting Micro-Development Session.
Ricardo Hernandez is recipient of fellowships from Lambda Literary, Poets House, and the Vermont Studio Center. His poems have appeared in MumberMag, Muzzle Magazine, Hyperallergic, and other publications. A semifinalist for the 2019 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest, Ricardo holds an MFA from Rutgers-Newark and lives in Jersey City.
This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.