WHAT’S THAT?? You (OH YES YOU) could be on the SAME stage, sharing YOUR poetry, and opening for the incredible ANDREA GIBSON?

 

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Call for Submissions: Spoken WordAre you a spoken word artist from LGBTTIQQ2S* communities? Ever want to share your words alongside the well-known poet and queer activist Andrea Gibson? Well, here is your chance.

Submit a video or audio recording (up to 5min long) of you performing an original spoken word piece. Send an email to queensprideproject@gmail.com. Include a brief biography, your full name and your contact information in the email.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Wednesday March 5th 2014 4pm
Three spoken word artists will be selected to perform before Andrea Gibson at an event on Friday March 21st 2014 (World Poetry Day). Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

* Including, but not limited to: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Two Spirited

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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT

Spoken Word: Andrea Gibson and Guests
Friday, March 21st, 2014
7-8:30pm, $13 per person
The St. Lawrence Ballroom (400 person capacity),
Residence Inn by Marriott at Kingston Water’s Edge,
7 Earl St, Kingston, ON
*Venue is accessible; parking available on-site

Event promo to come… ticket sales will start soon. Spread the word.

The event will be emceed by Raissa Simone – a talented spoken word performer, affiliated with Slam Kingston and POC Talk.

The host groups (still growing) include:
Queen’s Pride, Positive Space, Slam Kingston, POC Talk, Education on Queer Issues Project (EQuIP), Sexual Health Resource Centre (SHRC), Queen’s Poetry Slam (QPS), Education on Gender Issues (EGI), Kingston Pride, Mental Health Awareness Committee (MHAC)  Collective Reflections and Levana Gender Advocacy Centre

We thank all groups for their generous contributions to help make this event a possibility.
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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANDREA GIBSON

“It is this raw fearlessness that has led her to the forefront of the spoken word movement – the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam – Gibson has headlined with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love and spirituality.”

Check out the event page here:

(more) feminist horrors & monstrous women

(more) feminist horrors & monstrous women

the lgac film screening series is back!
last month it was all about the supernatural and unexplainable…
…this month is about women whose bodies have become the stuff of nightmares.

where: aka autonomous social centre (the black and red house at the corner of queen st and wellington st)

when: august 30

GINGER SNAPS (2000) 6:30PM
JENNIFER’S BODY (2009) 9:00PM

come hang out with us and watch some horror movies!
the night will include a quick introduction, 2 movies, with a break in between for snacks, smokes, chats, etc, and ending with an optional discussion.

FREE / BY DONATION
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SPACE
GENDER-NEUTRAL WASHROOMS
TRIGGER SUPPORT PROVIDED
CHILDCARE AVAILABLE BY REQUEST – EMAIL US!

cultural fears around women and women’s bodies often get played out as tales of monstrosity and horror. for example, the femme fatale, the medusa and the vagina dentata are narrative tropes that simultaneously demonize (figuratively or literally) and sexualize feminized bodies. the stories containing these tropes sometimes juxtapose the monstrous female body against male violence and structural misogyny. this screening series attempts to critically deal with misogynist culture’s treatment of women’s bodies by looking at how cultural norms become embedded within films.
we see monstrosity as a reclaimable site of power, and a confrontation of gendered violence. we want to provide a space to negotiate these narratives in a way that is explicitly feminist. the framing of the discussions will be anti-racist, anti-oppressive and will actively strive to provide a safer space to all those who experiences gendered & sexualized marginalization.