Friday, June 6, 2008

Introducing Q Literari

In partnership with the Portland, Oregon Queer Center, CURVE is annoucing the first QLiterati! The innaguaral monthly LGBTQ reading series will be held next Wednesday at 7pm. Details below. QLiterati! is a monthly LGBTQ reading series, that will feature established, emerging and underground writers and spoken word artists. QLiterati! events will offer an open mic, gourmet snacks, raffle prizes, multiple readings, audience Q&A’s and the occasional literary superstar to draw a crowd.

Held every second Wednesday and launching June 11th, 7-9 pm at the Q Center, the first QLiterati! will feature our friend Marc Acito, the “occasional literary superstar” author of Attack of the Theater People and also How I Paid for College. Yours truly, along with Dipstick, will join him, reading from our first book Lipstick & Dipstick's Essential Guide to Lesbian Relationships. And co-host Jacob Anderson-Minshall will offer his trans perspective to an essay from Men Speak Out. This first meeting of Q Literati! is sure to be a memorable one, so mark your calendars!

They’re also encouraging emerging authors to sign up for the open mic--which they can do so in advance or at the event. Their first open mic features writers from Dirty Queer and Write Around Portland. It's not necessary for authors to address gender or sexuality in their work; but they do specifically want to encourage the participation of LGBTQ-identified writers.

If you miss Q Literati! this month, stop by the Q Center booth at Portland Pride to get more info on it and on CURVE Magazine. And mark your calendars for every second Wednesday for Q Literati.

For more information contact the Q Center at, or the hosts at

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
Q Center
69 SE Taylor Ave at SE Water Ave, Portland
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