Reading Queer fosters and promotes queer literary culture in South Florida through the RQ Writing Academy, the RQ Literary Festival and the RQ Writers in Residence. Each program enriches queer culture, advances the careers of queer writers and ensures queer voices are heard regardless of the political environment.
Reading Queer's "Zines, Queens, and Everything In Between" workshop. Participants used recordings from the Reading Queer Oral History Project and materials sourced from the HistoryMiami archives to plumb the depths of South Florida’s queer pasts and create
Reading Queer's 2015 Literary Festival @ the Miami Book Fair. This event, Paris is Still Burning, showcased some of the most prominent contemporary queer poets of color whose work reveals and explores various forms of social, racial and economic injustice.
Reading Queer's "Literary Boot Camp" led by Jan Becker. This queerly manic writing workshop was an intensive, prompt-driven poetry and flash non-fiction workshop.
Reading Queer Literary Festival
Reading Queer (RQ) organizes South Florida's first and only queer-centric festival of the literary arts. Since its inaugural iteration in the fall of 2014, the festival has tripled in size, bringing more queer writers and artists to South Florida than ever before.
This year we are thrilled to partner with the Miami Book Fair. This partnership advances RQ's mission to foster and promote queer literary culture in South Florida by bringing a diverse cross-section of locally and internationally recognized queer writers, poets and artists to the largest book fair in the United States.
Reading Queer Writing Academy
The Reading Queer Writing Academy aims to inspire and prepare members of the queer community to tap into this powerful potential inherent to the act and the art of writing. Consisting of a series oft distinct workshops spread out throughout the calendar year, the Academy will serve as a platform for writers of all walks of life to explore, pursue and perfect the craft in its myriad forms. As an expression of our conviction that writing is a right, not a privilege, all workshops are open to the general public regardless of an individual's ability to pay.
Reading Queer Writers in Residence @ The Betsy Hotel - South Beach
The Reading Queer Writers in Residence @ The Betsy Hotel - South Beach offers South Florida based queer writers, poets and artists short term residency to create new work and share that work with the community.