S&Q

(aka Stories & Queer) is an arts non-profit creating performance space in local communities for underrepresented Queer & POC with simultaneous online broadcast & digital archive.

Within our first six months, we held events in Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, and Connecticut. In small towns and large cities, alike, we've featured over two dozen writers as a way to provide a space for underrepresented voices to be heard.

As we move into 2014 we have readings planned in California, New York, Washington, Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri, and Nebraska.

S&Q not only wants to hold more events in more locations, but also introduce an open mic component to allow the community in those underrepresented areas to share their stories.

Contact us: storiesandqueer@gmail.com

Queering the Midwest: Kansas City

Thanks to the LikeMe Lighthouse and Latino Writers Collective for helping us put together such a great evening of queer literature. Thank you to our readers Crystal BosonWayne CourtoisCherae ClarkMiguel M. Morales, and Michael Nava

Join us live and online as we start to queer the Midwest on June 14 at 6pm at the LikeMe Lighthouse in Kansas City, MO!
The event will be broadcast live via our Livestream channel.

Join us live and online as we start to queer the Midwest on June 14 at 6pm at the LikeMe Lighthouse in Kansas City, MO!

The event will be broadcast live via our Livestream channel.

26th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists

Queertopia 2 Readers

AWP 14 in Seattle is only a couple of weeks away, which means the Queertopia 2 events will be here soon. This will be a two night event celebrating LGBTQ literature and writers. We have an incredible list of writers and we’re thrilled to announce the line-up. 

Thursday, February 27 @ The Lobby Bar (916 E. Pike Street)

Samuel AceRachelle CruzR. Erica Doyle,  Lauren EspinozaT’ai Freedom FordDavid GroffNoel Pabillo MarianoEric Nguyen, Rhagen Olinde, Charles Rice-GonzalezLawrence Schimel, and Brandi Spaethe.

This night will also feature book table with titles from Bloom, Sibling Rivalry Press, and A Midsummer Night’s Press available to purchase.

Friday, February 28 @ Barnes & Noble (Pacific Place, 600 Pine Street)

Kazim AliFrancisco AragónRosebud Ben-OniBarrie Jean BorichEduardo C. CorralJulie R. Enszer, Roxane GayPaul LisickyDeborah MirandaLee Ann Roipaugh, Ely Shipley, and Arisa White. 

A book signing will follow the event. The readers’ books will be available to purchase at Barnes & Noble the night of the event as well as for the duration of AWP.

Both events start at 7pm and open and free to the public.

We would also like to thank David J. Daniels and Kevin McLellan the founders of Queertopia for the opportunity to curate this year’s event. 

We’re excited to officially announce that QUEERTOPIA 2 will be a two night event at The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference! The second event will be at Barnes & Noble at Pacific Place just steps from the AWP conference hotel. The reading starts at 7pm. 12 writers. 120 minutes. More details soon!

We’re proud to officially announce QUEERTOPIA 2 is coming to The Association of Writers & Writing Programs!

We’re proud to officially announce QUEERTOPIA 2 is coming to The Association of Writers & Writing Programs!

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the event at Hamburger Mary’s in Long Beach has been cancelled. Stay tuned for more information about the rescheduling of the event. 

S&Q Live & Online from Austin