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Join us to celebrate Tender: Queer Ancestors Project anthology release party, in collaboration with Foglifter Press and Strut. This reading celebrates the wrap-up of the QueerAncestorsProject’s free, 9-month long writing program for queer and transgender people 18-24. Students explored queer and trans history (known and unknown), located themselves within it, and created original art in response to readings from diverse queer and trans artists and writers. The evening features work by 20 artists, with artistic director Celeste Chan.
We’ll also be celebrating the closing of the Queer Ancestors Project print exhibition with us, with prints by Bení Alí Ávalos, jorge mata flores, Cedar Kirwin, Yonit Mordechai Moerman, Ben Panico, Shannon Prasad, Tavi Taos, Princesa Venegas, and Jai Lei Yee, with artistic director Katie Gilmartin
The Queer Ancestors Project is devoted to forging sturdy relationships between LGBTQI people and our ancestors. Using history as a linchpin, we build community by providing Queer and Trans artists free interdisciplinary workshops in printmaking, writing, and Queer history. Public exhibitions and readings of their work provide a window on the past through which the larger community can glimpse our collective future. www.queerancestorsproject.
About Foglifter: Foglifter is a queer journal and press, but more than that. We want powerful writing, intersectional writing, that queers our perspectives; writing that explores the sometimes abject, sometimes shameful, but always honest and revelatory experience; writing that calls into question the things we believe to be true, the things we believe to be known, and turns them on their head for–at least–a moment of consideration. There are many considerations out there. We want them all to be heard.www.foglifterpress.com