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2:00 pm

I See What You’re Saying: Poetry & Visual Arts Collaboration Workshop

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Naked Eye Studio, 1443 W Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 US

In this generative workshop, we'll share inspiration, strategies, and prompts for creating imagery in response to words and words in response to imagery. Stepping beyond Ekphrasis, workshop facilitators and Margot Douaihy and Bri Hermanson will share their own collaborative practice plus pedagogical approaches for visual/verse experimentation in the classroom.

With Margot Douaihy and Bri Hermanson

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6:00 pm

Celebrating the Asian-American LGBTQ+ Experience

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Chinese American Museum, 425 N Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 US

Special performances, poetry readings and activities articulated with CAM’s current exhibits and “Lightscapes: Reenvisioning the Shanshuihua.” Followed by a panel discussion and networking reception celebrating art at the intersection of Asian American and LGBTQ+ identity.

With Kay Ulanday Barrett, Addie Tsai, Nick Dong, Muriel Leung, Henry Lien, CB Lee, and Kitty Tsui

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Writing To Yourself: Intuition and Conversation in Poetics

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Womens Center for Creative Work, 2425 Glover Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90031 US

Intuitive writing is a process of following instincts and going with the 'gut.' Panelists discuss thinking and sensing their ways through multiple genres to not necessarily heal but to cope and carry on.

With Jacq Greyja, Isobel O'Hare, Annelyse Gelman, and Stephanie Kaylor

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Unsilencing Queer Africa

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

A conversation with the founder and deputy editor of the African-themed literary blog Brittle Paper, a leading platform for feminist and LGBTQ voices.

With Anne-Christine d'Adesky, Ainehi Edoro and others TBA

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7:00 pm

The Bitter Laugh: Queer Writers on Comedy

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
A Love Bizarre, 3042 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039 US

Performers at this event will pay respects to the butt, hew strange pathways to comedy’s dim underbelly, and read from dark-comedic works in progress.

With Megan Milks, Amanda-Faye Jimenez, Charlie Jane Anders, Ryka Aoki, Sam Cohen, and Rachel Levy

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A Night Out with Red Hen Press

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Hen House Literary Center, 1540 Lincoln Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103 US

Red Hen Press brings together queer authors whose work and lives take on the essential human experience. With Elizabeth Earley, Martha K. Davis, Verónica Reyes, Blas Falconer, and Eloise Klein Healy

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The Importance of Queer History in Young Adult Novels

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069 US

Join a roundtable discussion about the role of queer history in young adult books. With James Brandon, Abdi Nazemian, and Amy Spalding

With James Brandon, Abdi Nazemian, and Amy Spalding

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Influx Collectiv Presents: Queering Poetry Fellows Reading

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Roybal Foundation, 5251 E Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022 US

Influx Collectiv and the Q Youth Foundation present a book release reading for Queeronthology: Homespun From The Rhythm and Flow of Last Exit Wounds.

With Lorilyn Luong, librecht baker, Andrea-Celeste Jimenez, Mary Carrasco, Jishong Albus Wang, Jesús Daniel Cruz, Audrey Kuo, Yessica Avila, Hardian Miguel, Lauren Feller, and Hadrian Shawn

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Survival of the Femme-ist: Queer Sex Workers Unite!

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038 US

Queer Sex Workers face more stigma than ever in this cultural landscape that seeks to eradicate, erase and alienate an entire glittering femme workforce. What is our response? To resist stigma by amplifying our voices, celebrating our community, and gathering strength by unifying.

With Antonia Crane, Lotus Lain, Natalie West, Vanessa Carlisle, Ana Foxxx, and Mia Little

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8:00 pm

Our Families, Our Stories: Writing and Parenting in the Trenches

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Poetic Research Bureau, 951 Chung King Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90012 US

LGBTQ+ authors who are parents will read and discuss how parenthood intersects with their writing lives and how they use writing to interrogate assumptions about parenting.

With Pat Alderete, Lane Igoudin, Michael Kearns, Carla Sameth, Aimee Carrillo Rowe, and Carla Sameth

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8:30 pm

Foglifter Press Celebrates Radical Queer Joy

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
A Love Bizarre, 3042 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039 US

Foglifter authors read work that explores what queer joy means to them, and invite attendees to revel in the joy of queer life, love, and community.

With Cheryl Klein, Claudia Rodriguez, Celeste Chan, Lizzie Tran, and Yuska Lutfi

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