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Queer Literary Reading with ASL Interpretation


TIME: Doors open at 6:30, show at 7:00 sharp!

WHERE: We’ll be in the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall, 181 Roundhouse Mews

The time has come to take a final bow! Join us for a poetic extravaganza to celebrate the work, community, and art this series has created over the last 4 1/2 years. This event takes place on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh land.

The event will begin with a welcoming by Lorelei Hawkins.

Featuring an incredible set of readers who are all REVERB alums, cake and other delights, a photobooth and community feedback station, and most likely some emotional speeches.



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We ask for $5 at the door but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Event poster by our two incredible artists-in-residence from the past three years: April Alayon and Tiaré Jung.
Check out more of April’s work here: http://www.aprilalayon.com/
Check out more of Tiaré’s work here: http://tracreative.com/


ASL Interpretation Provided.

We offer free on-site childcare! With cozy kid zones combined with facilitated free-range mobility, it won’t be our crew’s job to keep kids quiet or hidden from view, but rather keep ’em safe and create space for them to do their thing and participate on their terms. Toys, books, pillows, art-making, and more! No need to register, just show up! If possible though, please drop us a line at: reverbqueerreadingseries@gmail.com and be sure to include your kiddo’s allergies and access needs.

There will two active listeners available if people need to check in with someone throughout the event.

For the Roundhouse:

This space is fully wheelchair accessible.
RAMP (the Radical Access Mapping Project) performed an accessibility audit for the Roundhouse in August 2011; the space has remained the same since.

Access overview: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QHUwp36z-6krVXM5P8vB81RRCibNF81QUpbwnRMqpOg/edit

Full access audit: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18SHY747x6TN8-QBdmXQjlkJCKvmAdl6YQN3LvzR2DRI/edit#gid=

If you’re attending and would be made more comfortable by the addition of a cushion, please bring one with you — and if you don’t have one you can bring, let us know and we’ll do our best to rustle up something for you. Seating is all Roundhouse standard theatre seating.

There are two multi-stall all genders washrooms with wheelchair accessible options, as well as a single-stall all genders, wheelchair accessible washroom.

In order to create a space where folks with multiple chemical sensitivities can participate, please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes or other scented products (including essential oils) and smoke far away from the entrance to the space. Consider if any of your clothing has been washed with scented detergent or dryer sheets recently and if so, please pick a different outfit! We do clear out the space with an air purifier prior to the event.
For info on how to support folks with multiple chemical sensitivities, visit:http://www.peggymunson.com/mcs/fragrancefree.html

We provide snacks! Including gluten-free and vegan options, and do not sell alcohol at the event. All of our snacks are nut-free and we ask that any food you bring into the event be free of tree nuts (including coconut and pine nuts) so the space can be accessed by folks with airborne anaphylactic allergies.

We’ll have a photographer taking photos at the event — if you don’t want to be included in photos, all you need to do is grab some tape at the door and stick it on your hand or personally let the photographer know you don’t want to be photographed. We will also have a photobooth and would love for you to make use of it!

Some people get sick from the electromagnetic radiation from cell phones, wireless and electrical devices. If you’re able to completely power off your cell phones, wireless and electrical devices during the event, please do so!


REVERB: A Queer Reading Series aims to support and showcase emerging and established LGBT2QI writers through a quarterly reading series with an anti-oppressive framework. We believe that writing is a radical act that can transform dominant narratives about whose lives and loves are important and valued, and that sharing that writing can empower, inspire and transform ourselves and our communities. We write and read on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh land, and are committed to radical inclusion in our series, recognizing that access to the world of writing, literacy, and even queerness continues to be limited. As organizers, we endeavour to create a reading series where white-identified readers are always in the minority to ensure a space that centres the voices of Indigenous, Black, mixed writers and all writers of colour. All our writers self-identify on a spectrum of queerness that centres trans and femme experiences. All of our events are held in physically and financially accessible spaces, and with every event, we make at least one change to ensure that REVERB becomes more and more accessible. We promise to do all we can to create a safer space — bring your suggestions! Check your assumptions at the door; REVERB is a body-positive, anti-racist, anti-sexist, and hella queer- and trans-positive event.

REVERB began in January 2013 and will be ending in June 2017, i.e. this is the very last REVERB reading!

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