AQLF has decided to end its annual weekend festival after five years. Instead, we will be hosting events year-round or partnering with other organizations to present LGBTQ programming to Atlanta. We have a very exciting calendar of upcoming events this fall. Check them out!
Thursday, October 20, 6 to 8:00 p.m.
AQLF Graphic Intervention Reading
Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)
The Atlanta Queer Literary Festival partners with MODA as part the museum's Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Posters exhibition. Local poets will read poems inspired by posters on display. Expected to read are Cleo Creech, Franklin Abbott, Megan Volpert, Collin Kelley and more. MODA, 1315 Peachtree St. (across from the High Museum). www.museumofdesign.org.
Saturday, October 22, 1-6 p.m.
Athens Queer Literary Afternoon (AQLA)
Hendershot's Coffee Bar, Athens
This special event will feature Amanda C. Gable (Georgia's Author of the Year 2010) and Franklin Abbott (chairperson of the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival), Janine Aronson, Ben Hudson, Tricia Lootens, Alice Mohor (and Lois), Aralee Strange and Bellah Sparxx!
Open Mic with Athens' own Avid Bookshop selling LGBTQ books of poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction.
UGA and community writers are welcome to read as well, published or unpublished. Hendershot's Coffee Bar, 1560 Oglethorpe Dr. For more information and directions, visit this link.
Saturday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.
Poetry Atlanta & AQLF Present VOICES CARRY
Philip Rush Center
Poetry Atlanta and Atlanta Queer Literary Festival present the seventh annual reading featuring poets Cecilia Woloch, Rupert Fike, Alice Lovelace, Franklin Abbott and Karen Head. Collin Kelley will host. Free! Philip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave. (same building as Radial Cafe).
Tuesday, November 8, 6:15 p.m.
Premiere of A Portrait of Peaches
Philip Rush Center
Queer folk have been the gatekeepers between the everyday and spirit worlds in myriad ways in many indigenous societies. How are are artists, poets and musicians queer shamans in our postmodern world? One question leads to another and another. On Tuesday evening, November, we will debut A Portrait of Peaches directed and produced by Taryn Lee Crenshaw and Jessica Burton. The evening will begin with a potluck and the film will be followed by a conversation on queer aesthetics. Philip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave. (same building as Radial Cafe).
Wednesday, November 9, 7:30 p.m.
An Evening of Spoken Word with Kimberly Dark
Bound to Be Read Books
Kimberly Dark’s spoken word shows have twice been named on Curve magazine’s top 10 performances of the year and, in 2010, Campus Pride named her one of the “Top 25 LGBT Favorites” on Campus Pride’s 2010 “HOT LIST!” – the ‘best of the best’ in LGBT actors, comedians, performers, and more – diverse, provocative, inspiring, and enlightening. Bound to Be Read Books, 481-B Flat Shoals Ave., East Atlanta Village. www.boundtobereadbooks.com
Tim Miller's Lay of the Land
7 Stages Theatre
Gay and human rights activist Tim Miller returns to 7 Stages with his all new queer tale. Lay of the Land is Tim Miller’s saucy, sharp-knifed look at the State of the Queer Union during a time of trial! Lay of the Land friskily gets at that feeling of gay folks being perpetually on trial, on the ballot, and on the menu.
Call 404.523.7647 for reservations. Ask for the special AQLF price. 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave. www.7stages.org
Saturday, November 12, noon
A Conversation on Race & Gender in Queer Culture
Auburn Avenue Research Library
A free event with some of Atlanta's notable members of the LGBTQ community on race and gender in queer culture. More details on panelists soon. The event is free and open to the public. 101 Auburn Ave. www.afpls.org