This reading is part of our monthly LGBTQIA+ series, Moonlighting. This month’s event is scheduled for Sunday, December 1, 2019, and the featured readers are Q and Katya Zinn.
Q is a Desert Flower & Current Resident of Providence, Educator, Direct Care Provider Community Events Coordinator, and poet.///// Truly just a Queer, Latinx Wild Thing on the Hunt for Candy almost Always.//// Has a handful of Poems in Maps for Teeth, Yellow Chair Review, Voicemail Poems, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, and Slamfind/// Has released several self-printed collections of Poetry to include” For//After-Forever, Probably” and as of September 2018 – “All Small Things/ Bare Hot Salts”// Is trying their best not to talk too much about Rock and Roll or Fruit Bats, but Promises Nothing.
Katya Zinn just took a DNA test; turns out they’re 98% that bitch, and 2% post-consumer recycled waste content. Winner of the Selase Williams Art as Social Activism award, 1st place in the 2019 Words Aloud poetry contest, and ‘Bestest Teacher in the Universe’ (according to a crayon certificate in their wallet), Katya Zinn’s work seeks to recapture childhood magic through stories celebrating neurodiversity and the resiliency of the human spirit. They graduated summa cum laude from Lesley University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Expressive Art Therapy and captained Lesley’s first team to compete on the national stage at CUPSI. When not poem-ing, Katya teaches the arts to children with disabilities and works in legislative advocacy towards ending campus sexual violence. A current member of the 2019 Slam Free or Die national poetry team, their work has appeared in The Merrimack Review, Underground, Silver Needle, and Zoetic Press. They hope you will look out for Human Verses, their first chapbook-length collection, available from Finishing Line Press in 2020, and for sidewalk-stranded earthworms at the next rainstorm. You can find Katya on Twitter and Instagram, or by performing a simple conjuring spell at the next full moon.
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This show in our monthly Sunday queer series takes place The Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St. in Cambridge. Doors open at 7:00 for a 7:30 open mic with the feature to follow. The show is all-ages and a $5 donation is requested; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Click here for detailed accessibility information.