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Sideshow: The Queer Literary

Carnival

Hosted by Cheryl B. & Sinclair Sexsmith

 

August 10

Phoenix

447 East 13th Street @Avenue A

Doors, 7:30pm. Reading, 8pm.

Free

www.queerliterarycarnival.com/

@sideshowseries

 

This month’s theme is HEAT WAVE EROTICA, starring:

Tamiko Beyer (Drunken Boat)

Rachel Kramer Bussel (In The Flesh)

Mildred Dred Gerestant (OUTMusic Spirit Award)

Kit Yan (Mr. Transman 2010)

 

RSVP on Facebook!

 

About the performers:

 

*Tamiko Beyer*’s poetry has appeared The Collagist, Sonora Review, OCHO,

Copper Nickel, and elsewhere. She is a founding member of Agent 409: a

queer, multi-racial writing collective in New York City, the poetry editor

of *Drunken Boat*, and on the Advisory Board of the New York Writers

Coalition. She is currently working on her M.F.A. thesis – a collection of

eco::queer poems. She hopes to find some teaching work, soon. Find her

online at wonderinghome.com and blogging at kenyonreview.org.

 

*Rachel Kramer Busse*l

(RachelKramerBussel.com)

is the editor of over 30 anthologies, including *Fast Girls, Please, Sir,

Please Ma’am, Bottoms Up, Spanked, The Mile High Club, Do Not Disturb, He’s

on Top, She’s on Top, Tasting Him, Tasting Her, Crossdressing, Dirty Girls*,

and is *Best Sex Writing* Series Editor. She is Senior Editor at *Penthouse

Variations*, a sex columnist for

SexisMagazine.comand has hosted and curated

In The Flesh Reading Series in New York since

October 2005. Her writing has been published in over 100 anthologies,

including Susie Bright’s *X: The Erotic Treasury, Best American Erotica 2004

* and *2006*, and Zane’s *Purple Panties* and the New York Times bestseller

*Succulent: Chocolate Flava II*. She has written for *Cosmopolitan, The

Daily Beast, Fresh Yarn, Mediabistro, Newsday, New York Post, Penthouse,

Time Out New York, Zink* and other publications

 

*MilDred* has performed everywhere, from college campuses including NYU,

Penn State, Vassar, MIT, NYU, Amherst, and Smith College; to theaters such

as Lincoln Center, and Henry Street Settlement. Cameos of her performance

have been featured on HBO, MTV, and Oxygen television. She also appeared in

the award-winning film “Venus Boyz.” MilDred was featured on Go Magazine’s

“100 Women We Love”- Class of 2009 List, along with Ellen DeGeneres and

Wanda Sykes. She was also awarded the 2009 Spirit Award, from OUTMusic, for

14 years of dedicated service through her acting & performing. MilDred also

received Go Magazine’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Nightlife Awards for Best Spoken

Word Performer! MilDred has been featured in over 8 books including: *Female

Masculinity; Assume Nothing; Long Live the King: A Genealogy of Performative

Genders; Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict, and World Order;* and

*Cast Out: Queer Lives In The Theater*. MilDred is also a Yoga teacher,

Reiki Practitioner, and Thai Yoga (Bodywork) Practitioner and is available

for one on one sessions. DredLove.com

 

Recently Featured in the HBO Documentary *Asians Aloud*,* Kit Yan* tell

stories through slam poetry from the lens of a transgender Asian American

from Hawaii now lost in the big city of New York. Through touching love

poems, dirty sex accounts(optional), and comedic tales of his childhood –Kit

takes you on a journey that is raw, real, heart-wrenching, and

unforgettable. New York Magazine describes his art as “knockout spoken-word”

while *Curve* magazine says “incredible slam poetry” and *Bitch* magazine

states that: “The eloquence of Kit’s spoken-word delivery lies in the

anti-racist, anti-homophobic, gender-inclusive, language that ties his

lyrics together.” Kit’s work has been taught at universities coast to coast,

from San Francisco State to Harvard. He spoke to over 200,000 from the stage

of the 2009 National Equality March, performed on the San Francisco Pride

main stage, and earned a spot in as a top three finalist at the National

Queer Slam. Kit Yan is the reigning Mr. Transman 2010, the first person to

ever hold this national title.

 

About the hosts:

 

*Cheryl B.* (cherylb.com) is an award-winning writer, poet and performer.

Her work appears in dozens of print and online publications, including; Ping

Pong, Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the *Spoken Word Revolution* (Seal

Press, 2007) and *BLOOM*, among many others. She has appeared at most major

New York City literary evenings and toured throughout the U.S, Canada and

the U.K.

 

*Sinclair Sexsmith* runs the award-winning personal online writing

projectSugarbutch Chronicles: The Sex, Gender, and Relationship

Adventures of a

Kinky Queer Butch Top at sugarbutch.net. With

work published in various anthologies, including the *Best Lesbian

Erotica*series,

*Sometimes She Lets Me: Butch/Femme Erotica*, and *Visible: A

Femmethology*volume 2, Mr. Sexsmith enjoys whiskey, topping, the

serial comma, political

activism, and has been known to get on her knees in order to fix the strappy

sandals of a queer femme.

Sideshow: The Queer Literary

Carnival

Hosted by Cheryl B. & Sinclair Sexsmith

 

August 10

Phoenix

447 East 13th Street @Avenue A

Doors, 7:30pm. Reading, 8pm.

Free

www.queerliterarycarnival.com/

@sideshowseries

 

This month’s theme is HEAT WAVE EROTICA, starring:

Tamiko Beyer (Drunken Boat)

Rachel Kramer Bussel (In The Flesh)

Mildred Dred Gerestant (OUTMusic Spirit Award)

Kit Yan (Mr. Transman 2010)

 

RSVP on Facebook!

 

About the performers:

 

*Tamiko Beyer*’s poetry has appeared The Collagist, Sonora Review, OCHO,

Copper Nickel, and elsewhere. She is a founding member of Agent 409: a

queer, multi-racial writing collective in New York City, the poetry editor

of *Drunken Boat*, and on the Advisory Board of the New York Writers

Coalition. She is currently working on her M.F.A. thesis – a collection of

eco::queer poems. She hopes to find some teaching work, soon. Find her

online at wonderinghome.com and blogging at kenyonreview.org.

 

*Rachel Kramer Busse*l

(RachelKramerBussel.com)

is the editor of over 30 anthologies, including *Fast Girls, Please, Sir,

Please Ma’am, Bottoms Up, Spanked, The Mile High Club, Do Not Disturb, He’s

on Top, She’s on Top, Tasting Him, Tasting Her, Crossdressing, Dirty Girls*,

and is *Best Sex Writing* Series Editor. She is Senior Editor at *Penthouse

Variations*, a sex columnist for

SexisMagazine.comand has hosted and curated

In The Flesh Reading Series in New York since

October 2005. Her writing has been published in over 100 anthologies,

including Susie Bright’s *X: The Erotic Treasury, Best American Erotica 2004

* and *2006*, and Zane’s *Purple Panties* and the New York Times bestseller

*Succulent: Chocolate Flava II*. She has written for *Cosmopolitan, The

Daily Beast, Fresh Yarn, Mediabistro, Newsday, New York Post, Penthouse,

Time Out New York, Zink* and other publications

 

*MilDred* has performed everywhere, from college campuses including NYU,

Penn State, Vassar, MIT, NYU, Amherst, and Smith College; to theaters such

as Lincoln Center, and Henry Street Settlement. Cameos of her performance

have been featured on HBO, MTV, and Oxygen television. She also appeared in

the award-winning film “Venus Boyz.” MilDred was featured on Go Magazine’s

“100 Women We Love”- Class of 2009 List, along with Ellen DeGeneres and

Wanda Sykes. She was also awarded the 2009 Spirit Award, from OUTMusic, for

14 years of dedicated service through her acting & performing. MilDred also

received Go Magazine’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Nightlife Awards for Best Spoken

Word Performer! MilDred has been featured in over 8 books including: *Female

Masculinity; Assume Nothing; Long Live the King: A Genealogy of Performative

Genders; Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict, and World Order;* and

*Cast Out: Queer Lives In The Theater*. MilDred is also a Yoga teacher,

Reiki Practitioner, and Thai Yoga (Bodywork) Practitioner and is available

for one on one sessions. DredLove.com

 

Recently Featured in the HBO Documentary *Asians Aloud*,* Kit Yan* tell

stories through slam poetry from the lens of a transgender Asian American

from Hawaii now lost in the big city of New York. Through touching love

poems, dirty sex accounts(optional), and comedic tales of his childhood –Kit

takes you on a journey that is raw, real, heart-wrenching, and

unforgettable. New York Magazine describes his art as “knockout spoken-word”

while *Curve* magazine says “incredible slam poetry” and *Bitch* magazine

states that: “The eloquence of Kit’s spoken-word delivery lies in the

anti-racist, anti-homophobic, gender-inclusive, language that ties his

lyrics together.” Kit’s work has been taught at universities coast to coast,

from San Francisco State to Harvard. He spoke to over 200,000 from the stage

of the 2009 National Equality March, performed on the San Francisco Pride

main stage, and earned a spot in as a top three finalist at the National

Queer Slam. Kit Yan is the reigning Mr. Transman 2010, the first person to

ever hold this national title.

 

About the hosts:

 

*Cheryl B.* (cherylb.com) is an award-winning writer, poet and performer.

Her work appears in dozens of print and online publications, including; Ping

Pong, Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the *Spoken Word Revolution* (Seal

Press, 2007) and *BLOOM*, among many others. She has appeared at most major

New York City literary evenings and toured throughout the U.S, Canada and

the U.K.

 

*Sinclair Sexsmith* runs the award-winning personal online writing

projectSugarbutch Chronicles: The Sex, Gender, and Relationship

Adventures of a

Kinky Queer Butch Top at sugarbutch.net. With

work published in various anthologies, including the *Best Lesbian

Erotica*series,

*Sometimes She Lets Me: Butch/Femme Erotica*, and *Visible: A

Femmethology*volume 2, Mr. Sexsmith enjoys whiskey, topping, the

serial comma, political

activism, and has been known to get on her knees in order to fix the strappy

sandals of a queer femme.

The wild bunch next to us :)

 

The 20th annual Johannesburg Gay Pride, with an estimated 15,000 attending, the parade wound through the northern suburb of Rosebank and back to Zoo Lake.

Brooke and I tried out the rope swing behind her new apartment set in a wonderful old 18th centruy home after moving her in on a gorgous day.

 

Chosen as an Admin Favorite for the Last Days of Summer thread at TWME!! theworldthroughmyeyesgroup.blogspot.com/2008/09/swing.html

Everyone was dancing pretty much the entire time at Soweto Gay Pride in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Pride March, in it's 3rd year is organized by Forum for the Empowerment of Women FEW. For years FEW has worked on advancing and defending the rights of black lesbian women and highlighting the violations faced by women in the townships because of their sexual orientation. When Soweto Pride was initiated in 2004, the idea was to bring about visibility of lesbian women in the townships and to reclaim our voices. The theme was celebrating our identities, our sexualities and our heritage, and was held on the location were two lesbians were murdered three years ago.

l-r: Lyndell Montgomery, Bren Ryder, and Ivan Coyote at Ivan’s recent 40th Birthday bash in Vancouver. Note the SIX shirt Ivan’s showing off – a reference to Ivan’s Top Hot Butches number, and a gift from Lyndell. taken by Ivan's partner Zena (I was not in attendance, sadly!)

At Soweto Gay Pride in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Pride March, in it's 3rd year is organized by Forum for the Empowerment of Women FEW. For years FEW has worked on advancing and defending the rights of black lesbian women and highlighting the violations faced by women in the townships because of their sexual orientation. When Soweto Pride was initiated in 2004, the idea was to bring about visibility of lesbian women in the townships and to reclaim our voices. The theme was celebrating our identities, our sexualities and our heritage, and was held on the location were two lesbians were brutally murdered three years ago.

to-morrow is coachella!

Walk with a cooler to Soweto Gay Pride in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Pride March, in it's 3rd year is organized by Forum for the Empowerment of Women FEW. For years FEW has worked on advancing and defending the rights of black lesbian women and highlighting the violations faced by women in the townships because of their sexual orientation. When Soweto Pride was initiated in 2004, the idea was to bring about visibility of lesbian women in the townships and to reclaim our voices. The theme was celebrating our identities, our sexualities and our heritage, and was held on the location were two lesbians were brutally murdered three years ago.

dapperQ, in conjunction with Brooklyn Dry Goods, present looks inspired by Americana and the New Matinee Idols.

 

Photo: Jahn Hall

Styling: Brooklyn Dry Goods

Hair: James Duckett, Fringe

Make-Up: Kathy Cabral

 

In collaboration with the Queer Country Music Fest, produced by Riot Grrrl, Inc. Special thanks to the generosity of Brooklyn Dry Goods Founders Kurt Uhlendorf and Jahn Hall.

  

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