QUEER DIVISION: SZYMASZEK, LOW, ZUZGA

 

QUEER DIVISION
is a reading series of queer writers who queer writing
to engage all things pretty, ugly, and in-between
hosted by Andrew DURBIN

Stacy SZYMASZEK
has been working in nonprofit arts administration since 1999, currently as the Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church. She is the author of the books Emptied of All Ships and Hyperglossia (both with Litmus Press) as well as many chapbooks and limited edition publications, Pasolini Poems, Orizaba: A Voyage With Hart Crane, from Hart Island and austerity measures among them. She edited the journal GAM for 4 years which was free and distributed based on the principle of mutual aid/gift economy. She serves as a mentor in the program Queer Art Mentorship.

Trisha LOW
is the author of Confessions [of a variety] and Target Is Bustling And Friendly with Tyler Antoine (both from Gauss PDF [www.gauss-pdf.com]). Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming from Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing, Artifice magazine, amongst others. She co-curates, with friends, the Segue Reading Series in New York City.

Jason ZUZGA
works in Philadelphia on his PhD about documentary media. He is the Nonfiction/Other Editor of FENCE, a recipient of both a Merrill House and a Fine Arts Work Center fellowship, and his poetry and prose has appeared in numerous journals. He has chapbooks coming from Spork and Scharmel Iris Vanity Press.

HOSTED BY
The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
A queer bookstore and event space hosted by Strange Loop Gallery on the Lower East Side of New York City from November 15, 2012 through February 28, 2013. We aim to foster a community invested in the values of mindfulness, intellectual curiosity, justice, compassion, and playfulness. The Bureau seeks to excite and educate a self-confident, sex-positive, and supportive queer community by offering books, publications, and art and by hosting reading groups, authors’ talks, and performances. We provide local and visiting queers and friends with an open and inclusive space for dialogue and socializing. The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division welcomes you.

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