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New Domain: QueerLiteraryCarnival.com

July 6, 2010 Comments off

Hey all!

Sideshow has a new domain at QueerLiteraryCarnival.com. Please update your links accordingly!

See you at the next Sideshow!

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June 8th Reader Added: Syd Blakovich!

June 1, 2010 Comments off

You know Syd’s work. You’ve seen her fuck on camera. She drives a mean strap-on and has an incredible tongue.

Working in the adult industry since 2005, Syd Blakovich dedicates most of her time training to fight and working for Pink and White Productions (pinkwhite.biz), internationally acclaimed pioneers of independent, adult, queer cinema and four time winners of Feminist Porn Awards. She is also one of the most notorious figures in the adult submission wrestling world. With a record of 10-2, Syd is currently the number 1 ranked wrestler of UltimateSurrender.com. Follow Syd on Twitter at http://twitter.com/sydblakovich.

Don’t forget: You can catch Syd reading at next week’s June 8th SIDESHOW reading series, along with Diana Cage, Miriam Z. Perez, Jack Stratton, and Teresa Theophano.

Sideshow: The Queer Literary Carnival
Hosted by Cheryl B. & Sinclair Sexsmith
June 8 @ Phoenix, 47 East 13th Street @ Avenue A
in the East Village of New York City
Doors, 7:30pm. Reading, 8pm.
Free! (We’ll pass the hat for the readers)

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This month’s theme is BUTCH/FEMME, in honor of gay pride month!

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Navel-Gazing with Michael Broder, Audacia Ray, Ignacio Rivera, & Jason Schneiderman on Tuesday!

May 8, 2010 Comments off

Sideshow: The Queer Literary Carnival
“serious literature for ridiculous times”
Hosted by Cheryl B. & Sinclair Sexsmith

May 11 @ Phoenix
447 East 13th Street @ Avenue A
Doors, 7:30pm. Reading promptly at 8.
Free

This month’s theme is NAVEL-GAZING, starring:
Michael Broder
Audacia Ray
Ignacio Rivera
Jason Schneiderman

Want to know more about the performers? Click here for bios.

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Sideshow Kicks Off Tomorrow!

April 12, 2010 1 comment

The very first SIDESHOW Queer Literary Carnival kicks off tomorrow, April 13th, at The Phoenix bar on 13th & A in the East Village, Doors at 7pm, reading starts at 8pm sharp. Reading tomorrow will be Kate Bornstein, Sam J. Miller, Kathleen Warnock, and Seth Clark Silberman aka PhDJ.

And … will you be there?

I wrote up a piece about where Sideshow came from, the planning with my co-host and co-producer, Cheryl B., and other queer literary reading series in New York City over on my own site, Sugarbutch Chronicles. Here’s an excerpt:

New York City: home to some of the best performance art, spoken word, poetry, and literary culture in the world. Also home of the freaks, the queers, the outlaws, the weirdos, who have all sought refuge from their narrow-minded little towns across America—across North America!—by congealing at the big cities on the fringes of the country.

It makes sense that thus, this little town of mine houses some amazing queer literary reading series, though few of them are explicitly queer—rather they are run by queers and promote queer voices and perspectives. Vittoria Repetto runs the Women/Trans Poetry Jam & Open Mic at BluestockingsRachel Kramer Bussel runs In The Flesh erotica reading series at Happy EndingAudacia Rayco-hosts Sex Worker Literati at Happy Ending with David Henry Sterry,Kathleen Warnock runs Drunken! Careening! Writers! at KGB Bar, Charlie Vasquez runs Panic! at Nowhere bar, Shelly Mars runs the Bulldyke Chronicles at Dixon Place, Kelli Dunham and Gene Murphy run Queer Memoir at Collect Pond in Brooklyn. And that’s just off the top of my head.

Why does New York City need yet another literary and queer reading series?

… Read the whole thing over on Sugarbutch Chronicles: Come One, Come All to SIDESHOW

The theme is SECRETS so I’ll probably have something sultry and provocative to share. Really looking forward to this kickoff, and to all the great readers. See you there!

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