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Open to public: 2014 Reading Queer Festival begins 6:30 p.m. Friday at The Betsy hotel on Ocean Drive


From 6:30 to 8:30 Friday (tonight) at The Betsy South Beach hotel, 1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach: the 2014 Reading Queer Festival.

Here are the details, via Facebook:

Queer literature is often exclusively defined along the lines of identity and desire. Queer writer = queer work is but the most common version of a formula, pervasive in today’s queer literary cultures, whereby the queerness of a text is reduced to the sexuality of its author and/or its characters.

But what if queer literature could be more broadly, more radically, defined?

For this inaugural reading of the 2014 Reading Queer Festival, we invite you to join us as we begin to answer this question in the company of Julie Marie Wade, Sandra Simonds and Jan Becker—three Florida-based writers whose work speaks to the succulent complexity of Reading, Writing, Being and Becoming Queer.

*This event is sponsored by The Betsy Hotel & Friends Fun Wine.

Cost: Free & open to the public with a suggested donation of $20. Donate here.


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