(aka Stories & Queer) is a traveling reading series for queer writers & poets and writers & poets of color.

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.

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

Save the Date: S&Q Live and Online from Austin, TX!

Join us live or online as we broadcast live from the BookWoman bookstore in Austin, TX on Thursday, June 27 at 4:45pm (CDT)! 

The event will feature ire’ne lara silva, Lauren Espinoza, and Charles Rice-González. The only event of its kind in the contemporary literary community. It will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.

Be sure to check the readers’ bios on our Featured Readers page.

S&Q Live from Champaign

S&Q live from Quality Beer in Champaign, IL on Sunday, June 2, featuring: Staci Schoenfeld, Miguel Jimenez, and Alex Espinoza.