Mecca Jamilah Sullivan Reads at Nuyorican Poets Cafe for Fresh Fruit Festival NYC

July 19, 2013
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Even as LGBT characters and “out” celebrities become more common in pop culture and mainstream media, the richness and complexity of real queer lives is still undervalued and often invisible. Queer Memoir, NYC’s community-based LGBT storytelling series, attempts to provide an avenue to share queer lives and celebrate the ritual and community-building value of storytelling.

This month, Queer Memoir joins with the 2013 Fresh Fruit Festival to present QUEER MEMOIR: ASHES. Sunday, July 21st at 4:00pm at Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 E. 3rd St., New York, New York 10009).

Featuring storytellers

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan (fiction writer, scholar, and TFW Editorial Collective Member)
William Johnson (online editor of Lambda Literary, and publisher of Mary Literary)
Carol Polcovar (Fresh Fruit Festival founder)
Gabriella Belfiglio (poet and NYC teacher)
With your hosts, Queer Memoir co-founders Genne Murphy and Kelli Dunham

The Fresh Fruit Festival is presented by All Out Arts to celebrate the LGBTQ community’s unique perspective, creativity & diversity, and to build links between the LGBTQ artistic communities, be they local or international. All Out Arts’ mission since 1991 has been to bring together the diverse artistic, organizational, political and financial resources of the LGBT community to foster awareness of the value of LGBT arts. All Out Arts fulfills its mission by supporting arts organizations within the community through fiscal sponsorship, lectures, contests, collaborations, networking events for emerging artists, and by sponsoring productions, concerts and displays of visual arts. To this end we have produced All Out Music (which has given rise to the Out Music collective of LGBT musicians and Composers) and All Out Youth – our fledgling performance-art program for at-risk LGBT youth.

For full program info, visit: http://www.freshfruitfestival.com/queer-memoir-ashes/

 

 

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