I'm coordinating a queer open mic for Labor Day eve. Speak Its Name: a Southern Decadance event. I hope to encourage local gay authors to read, and also encourage new writers to read their own poetry or the work of a gay poet they admire. Sure are plenty to admire: Frank O'Hara, Hart Crane, Mark Doty, and the spiritual Big Daddy of us all, Walt Whitman.
SEPT 1 LABOR DAY
7pm Free to the public
Celebrate DecaFest with queer literature.
Drink, listen or sign up to read your own work
or the work of a queer writer you admire.
7 minute limit. Any form. One drink minimum.
Hosted by Frederick Mead and featuring local
queer New Orleans writers.
Voodoo Mystere Lounge
On the Edge of the Quarter
718 North Rampart at Orleans