Next week, Alamo City author and activist Anel Flores will co-host Voices in Queerantine, a special Pride-themed online reading featuring award-winning LGBTQ+ authors from Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, Dallas and good ol' San Antonio. The reading will stream on Facebook on June 25, and will showcase a variety of topics and genres.
The lineup includes Flores along with Dallas author Brandy "Lady B Smoove" Simington and theater artist and director Alison De La Cruz, along with Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Dee Mahone and Maya Chinchilla.
Flores is an award winning advocate, artist, jeweler, writer and sticker maker. Inspired by the Xicana/x movement, transfeminism, intersectionality, queer politics and resistance. Flores is a part of the Mayor Ron Nirenberg's LGBTQIA task force and was also recognized as UTSA's Women's Advocate of the Year.
Simington is a Dallas vocalist, songwriter, author and "artivist." She has two soul, R&B and spoken word albums under her belt as well as a self published book of poetry Live, Love, Dream ... Too. She's shared the stage with celebrities including Malcom Jamal Warner, Audacious IAM, Michael Guinn and Kevin Dupree. Lady B was recently featured in the documentary film Beneath My Skin.
Since 1999, De La Cruz has been creating solo and collaborative performance work representing the queer, bigger-bodied community. She is an executive arts leader, producer, facilitator, educator, multi-disciplinary theatre artist, contemporary ritualist and cultural space instigator. As a director, she's worked with noted queer artists such as Nathan Ramos and Cynthia Ling Lee of Post Natyam Collective.
Free, 8-10 p.m. Thursday, June 25, Facebook Live.
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