Events and Readings

UPCOMING


Reading & Author Talk

In-person at Doyelstown Bookshop, 2pm

Join us in welcoming Robin Gow as they discuss and sign copies of A Million Quiet Revolutions, a modern love story, told in verse, about two teenaged trans boys who name themselves after two Revolutionary War soldiers, Saturday, November 5th at 2:00 PM. This is an in-person event. 

PAST EVENTS


Celebrating Trans & Nonbinary Authors

Online September 8th, 8:00pm-10pm

This summer, Fandom Forward is encouraging everyone to become Book Defenders and learn the skills to protect the universal right to book access. On International Literacy Day, join us for a very special celebration! The unfortunate reality is that queer, BIPOC, and authors of other marginalized identities are the most impacted by book bans all over the world. We know how important their stories are, and want to celebrate them! We’ll also learn how we can support the authors who are disproportionately impacted by censorship.

Featuring:

Jackson Bird, Sarah Gailey, Emme Lund, Robin Gow, Z.R. Ellor, and more!


Poetry Reading with Robin Gow for Backyard Paleontology

Online June 20th from 6-7pm EST


A Million Quiet Revolutions Reading + Q&A

In person- Saturday 06/18 at 5:30pm at Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room

The graphic shows the “A Million Quiet Revolutions” book cover along with an author photo of Robin, a white genderqueer person. Robin is wearing a blue dress and black glasses. The text reads “A Million Quiet Revolutions. A Reading and Q&A with author Robin Gow. 5:30pm at Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room.”

Pride Month Reading at Emmaus Public Library

In-person on June 13th, 6:30pm


Meet the Author Night with Robin Gow

Reading and Conversation with Kip Wilson and Voyage YA

Instagram Live – June 12th from 2pm-3pm EST


In-person- Monday 06/06 at 6pm at Firefly Bookstore, Kutztown, PA

The graphic shows the “A Million Quiet Revolutions” book cover along with an author photo of Robin, a white genderqueer person. Robin is black shirt and black glasses. The text reads “Meet the Author Robin Gow. Book Talk, Signing, and Q&A! June 6th, 6-8pm. Firefly Books 271 W Main Street Kutztown, PA, 19530 484-648-2712”

A Million Quiet Revolutions: Robin Gow in Conversation with Tobly Smith

Thursday March 31st from 7:30pm-8:30pm EST

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Charis welcomes Robin Gow in conversation with Tobly McSmith for a celebration of A Million Quiet Revolutions. A lyrical, aching modern love story, told in verse, about two teenaged trans boys who name themselves after two Revolutionary War soldiers.


A Million Quiet Revolutions Launch at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

Tuesday March 22nd from 6-7:30pm EST

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YA Panel at Lehigh Valley Book Festival

Saturday, March 26th at 2:00pm, hosted by Let’s Play Books

To see the full schedule click here.

Full day event is held at Bethlehem Public Library at 11W Church St. Bethlehem PA, 18018


Precipice: An Evening with Kundiman, No Tokens, and The Rumpus at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Thursday, September 30, 2021 (virtual Reading)
7:00 PM 8:30 PM


The Spill: What’s in a Name?

Thursday, July 15, 2021
7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Stories of name changes, arbitrary labels or misnomers, family names and namesakes, how a name’s meaning has changed over the years, the names of places, pseudonyms and usernames, how you named your pet(s), associations with names, those ill-fitting nicknames or nicknames that fit perfectly, pet names between partners and friends, using different names in different contexts, names as symbols, the significance of a name.


Celebrating Jacqueline Jones LaMon’s What Water Knows

June 23rd 7pm-6pm via Zoom


Winter Park Book Festival 

Poetry: Well-Versed in All Backgrounds

Sat March 27th at 2pm EST

Why do we need to hear from poets from different backgrounds? How important is poetry in general? How do the poets do their part in terms of what they are writing and reading?

Featuring panelists Lana Issam Ghannam, Tamara J. Madison, Toya Rochelle, and Robin Gow

To begin this event, register at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5098421537996934925


Ruminate Magazine’s Happenings

Thu March 11 2-2:50pm EST

I’m creating spontaneous poetry for Ruminate Magazine’s Wild Ruminate Happenings. Purchase a ticket with me as the artist, and I’ll make a unique poem just for you, & you’ll support Ruminate, a nonprofit literary arts magazine I love.

Details here: https://ctt.ec/7O1pu+


Axinn Award Winners Reading

Wed March 17 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm EST

Undergraduate and graduate winners of the 2020 English Department’s Axinn awards in creative writing will read from their winning work.


little somethings press reading

The issue three launch will be held virtually through Zoom on January 29th from 5PM-6:30PM MST. Please email littlesomethingspress@gmail.com to receive the link for the reading.


Spectrum Literary Magazine Reading

A cross-UC virtual reading  at 6 p.m. PST 12/04/2020! Authors featured in each of the journals are sharing their work.


Literally Crawling

Produced by Zines + Things, Death Rattle Writers Festival, Unchaste Readers, and The Poetry Brothel

A two-day reading festival featuring four curated shows from each collaborating literary organization showcasing the poetry and prose of writers and artists from around the country. We hope these readings offer you something inspiring, relaxing, and stirring to tune into all weekend this fall.


HAUNTED MASS

Each week leading up to my book publication, I’ll be celebrating THE LORD’S DAY day by reading a few poems from forthcoming debut collection Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy. There will be fishnets and sacrilege.

Location: Google Meet

Dates: Sept. 13, 20, 27 / Oct. 4, 11

Always at Noon


Book Launch

Sacraments for Queers hosted by Bluestockings Bookstore on October 13th at 7pm EST

Robin Gow will perform from their debut poetry collection Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy, a book that asserts the possibilities for queer/trans sexualities and genders in Catholic saints. Expect costume changes and camp. Reading followed by a conversation with queer poet, Rachel Stempel.
Chapbook Launch

HONEYSUCKLE Book Launch February 1st at 6pm at Blue Stockings Book Store

Workshops 

LEGIBLE: A Queer & Trans Per-Zine Workshop (Saturdays 11am-1pm March 14, 21, 28, and April 4 at The Bureau of General Services Queer Division)