The Queer Book Diorama Show Opens August 1st!

The opening reception for the Queer Book Diorama Show will be Friday, August 1st from 7-9pm at the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library (425 6th Avenue).
This fall Pop-Up Founding Director Hugh Ryan and award winning queer author Sassafras Lowrey are co-curating an exhibit at the New York Public Library Jefferson Market Branch sponsored by the Lambda Literary Foundation and the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History!

The Queer Book Diorama Show show highlights the unique relationship between LGBTQ people and literature, and how for many queer folk books are the first place where we see pieces of ourselves and our identities come alive. Books can be lifelines for LGBTQ people isolated by geographic area or other life circumstances, and through this show we seek to break down the divide between the author and reader, to create conversation through art exploring the important role books play in one’s queer coming of age.

Responding to an international call for participation, LGBTQ artists from the United States, Canada, and South Africa are creating dioramas depicting books that contributed to their formation of understanding themselves as LGBTQ people. We are THRILLED to announce that the Books and Artists included in the 2014 Queer Book Diorama Show are:

Beebo Brinker Chronicles (by Ann Bannon) — Melissa Sky & Jennifer Corbett
Chelsea Girls (by Eileen Myles) — Michelle Morgan
Dancer from the Dance (by Andrew Holleran) — Michael Moran
Female Masculinity (by Jack Halberstam) — Jenny Lin
Fun Home (by Allison Bechdel ) — Jacky Flagg
Mommie Dearest (by Christina Craford) — Jason Bishop & Tim McMath
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit & Rubyfruit Jungle (by Jeanette Winterson, Rita Mae Brown) — Kate Conroy
Roving Pack (by Sassafras Lowrey) — Michelle Brennan
Rubyfruit Jungle (by Rita Mae Brown) — Victoria Baker
Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Previous Stones (by Samuel R. Delany) — Daniel Roza Lang
The Story of Ferdinand (by Munro Leaf) — Ketch Wehr
Zami: A New Spelling of my Name (by Audre Lorde) — Almah LaVon Rice

Please visit QueerBookDiorama.Tumblr.com for more information.

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