When: Wed., Aug. 22, 7-8 p.m. 2018
Perfectly Queer, the reading series highlighting current Bay Area LGBTQ writers, will have its final Oakland reading at the Laurel Book Store next week. The Laurel, the Oakland host of the series, will close its doors for good on Aug. 31. This month, Perfectly Queer features writers lending their voices to the works of their LGBTQ elders. And, oh, the voices: Good ol’ boy Vernon Keeve III, poet and author of Southern Migrant Mixtape, will read the words of Langston Hughes in his honey-sweet drawl. Aussie poet Natasha Dennerstein will share the work of Leslie Feinberg, author of the seminal LGBTQ novel Stone Butch Blues. Gar McVey-Russell, Anand Vedawala, and Luiza Flynn-Goodlett help further stack the all-star roster of this final reading, sharing the works of Joe Okonkwo, Justin Chin, and Elizabeth Bishop, respectively. Have a seat, lend an ear, and enjoy the final moments in this beautiful space as it is now and may never be again.