Queer Voices: An LGBTQIA+ Reading Series
March 28, 2017 | Tuesday | 7:30PM
Lisa Marie Brimmer is a Queer, Black, Transracial Adoptee poet and arts based community organizer. She is a two-time Givens Foundation for African American Literature fellow, has received a Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellowship and is a current graduate fellow at the University of St. Thomas in English Literature. Her work has been published in Ishmael Reed’s Konch Magazine, Gazillion Voices Magazine, On the Commons Magazine and inBurn Something zine and Ellen Hinchcliffe's recent collection Walk Towards It. Her improvisational music collective, High Society, has been featured on Minnesota Public Radio, KFAI and many stages throughout the Twin Cities and Wisconsin.
Anthony Ceballos is a BFA student in the Creative Writing program at Hamline University. His poetry deals with what it means to be a gay, 24 year old, Native American, Hispanic male, from an inner city, single-mother-run home, and everything that entails. He is readying himself for graduation at the end of the spring 2015 semester and eagerly awaits whatever new chapter next opens for him…although he’s not quite sure what that will be. He is slowly and meticulously piecing together poems for a manuscript that revolves around the absence of his father. In 2014 he won the George Henry Bridgeman Poetry Award from Hamline University for his poem “Walking Across Soil.” His work has been featured in the Hamline undergraduate literary magazine The Fulcrum. He has been a guest on KFAI’s Fresh Fruit radio program. He can be found in various coffee shops and music stores around South Minneapolis when he’s not waiting for a bus.
Sofia Yarberry is a recent college grad working as a children's librarian at a local montessori school. They have interned with the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Minneapolis based publisher, Milkweed Editions. They've studied literature and poetry at Lewis & Clark College, Sarah Lawrence College, and abroad in Dublin, Ireland. Sofia explores gender and sexuality in their work and often uses the work of William Blake and other writers to talk about these ideas, concepts, and life experiences more poignantly. Their work has been published in some portland based zines and in Broken Yolk.
Next Queer Voices Reading:
May 23, 2017
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