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

LGBTQ Friendly Graduate Creative Writing Programs

We’re happy to share this list of LGBTQ friendly graduate program in creative writing, which were complied by S&Q co-founders Ruben Quesada and Brian Kornell with the hope it would be a good resource for #LGBTQ writers considering graduate school. This list can be found over at Luna Luna Magazine

Latin@ Poets Video Project

S&Q is currently working on a project to celebrate Latin@ poets past & present. We are seeking video submissions of writers reading a poem from one of their favorite Latin@ poets.  

In the videos, we are looking for submitters to introduce themselves as well as the poet they are reading. Additionally, we ask for submitters to send a brief bio as well as any links they would like to share (e.g. links to social media, website, books) for both themselves and their chosen poet. 

A sample submission can be found here.

Deadline for submissions will be January 1, 2015. Questions and/or submissions can be emailed to storiesandqueer@gmail.com

We hope you will consider submitting as well as help spread the word about this project. 

LGBTQ History Month

October is LGBTQ History Month, so join us on Twitter for a look at where we’ve been and where we’re going! 

Announcing our next event: A Journey with Two Poets of Color featuring Marcelo Hernandez and Derrick Austin hosted by Veronica Bleaus on October 7 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL! The reading will be broadcast and digitally archived.

Announcing our next event: A Journey with Two Poets of Color featuring Marcelo Hernandez and Derrick Austin hosted by Veronica Bleaus on October 7 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL! The reading will be broadcast and digitally archived.

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.