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12:00 pm

Crush Art: Mix-Tape Making, Letter Writing and Zine Publishing Workshop

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N. Figueroa Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90042

A crash course in the emo-arts of mixmaking, mailed correspondence, and zines publishing.

With Daviel Shy

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1:00 pm

Requeering Fan Fiction

September 22 @ 1:00 pm
Eastside International/ESX Eastside International, 602 Moulton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Fanfiction as a powerful tool for young LGBT writers and readers to explore their emerging identities.

With Maiza Hixson, Dakota Noot, Jensen Rule Tierra, and Christopher Velasco

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3:00 pm

I Get So Emotional, Baby: Queer Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Writing in the Time of AIDS

September 22 @ 3:00 pm
Pilipino Workers Center, 153 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026 US

These API writers raised HIV awareness in immigrant communities that were supposedly averse to discussing sex and disease. Performers will read and discuss combining creativity and activism in writing about AIDS.

With Napoleon Lustre, Irene Suico Soriano, Joel Barraquiel Tan, Diep Khac Tran, and Eric Wat

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4:00 pm

Rethinking the Literary Machine: New Work from The After School at Beyond Baroque

September 22 @ 4:00 pm
Plummer Park Community Center – Room 3, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046 US

The After School is a monthly work space and test platform for QTPOC writers, with the goal of subverting or repurposing how literature is made and read. This reading/QA session will both demonstrate and discuss what results from challenging exclusionary concepts of authorship, production, and literary legitimacy.

With Ryka Aoki, Catherine Chen, Cori Bratby-Rudd, Nefertiti Asanti, and Diana Gutierrez.

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PEN Presents: Re-writing the Family

September 22 @ 4:00 pm
A Love Bizarre, 3042 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039 US

A night of curated readings exploring the idea of family and queer family, featuring alumni of the PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship.

With Dare Williams, Kirin Khan, Jamie Schaffner, Marci Carrillo, Davin Malasarn, and Rocío Carlos

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5:00 pm

Please Laugh, I’m New Here (Sort Of): LGBTQ Writers Try Stand Up Comedy

September 22 @ 5:00 pm
The Hoot at the Funnery, Private location

LGBTQ+ writers try stand-up comedy in a lighthearted, low-stakes show.

With Amanda-Faye Jimenez, Lauren White, Brandon Drew Holmes, Emily Rosen, Chingy L, Jade Pheonix, Sarah Furgatch, and Mimi Tempestt

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7:00 pm

Queer Memoir/Mental Illness Reading Series

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N. Figueroa Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Authors will read excerpts from their collaborative zine SUBROSA and personal writing regarding mental illness and what it means to be an immigrant and/or a child of immigrants.

With Estefania Schubert, Ingrid M. Calderon-Collins, and Samantha Rose

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The Post-Capitalism Ball, with Land and Sea Nail Salon

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pieter Performance Space, 420 W Avenue 33
Los Angeles, CA 90031 US

In the queer spirit of turning melancholy and mourning into fantastical resistance and reimaginings of the world, The Post-Capitalism Ball will be reading and performative extravaganza. // The event will include Land + Sea nail salon by Xiaowei Wang. As a nail salon, Land and Sea uses the intimate, confessional qualities of a nail salon to facilitate grounded conversations about climate change.

With Katherine Agard, Michelle Antonisse, Christy Roberts-Berkowitz, Dulce Soledad Ibarra, Johnny Forever Nawracaj, Eliza Swann, Xiaowei Wang, Sam Cohen, and Martabel Wasserman

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