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Join The Robert Giard Foundation at its Ninth Annual Fellowship Benefit

Featuring writers photographed by Robert Giard When Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:30 – 8:30 pm Proceeds from this event will support the annual Robert Giard Fellowship for emerging photographers working in the subject areas of sexuality and gender identity. Meet enthusiastic supporters and artists over cocktails Purchase tickets online ››› Or contact us at [email protected] Where Daniel Cooney | Fine Art 508-526 West 26th Street, #9C New York, NY 10001

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New and Emerging Writers

table { empty-cells: show !important; border-collapse: inherit; border-spacing: 5px;} June 15 | 4:30 p.m. at Daniel Cooney | Fine Art Join us on June 15th when new and emerging writers will read from their work, introduced by Christopher Bram, Joan Larkin, Jaime Manrique, and Pamela Sneed. These four established authors, whose portraits form part of Robert Giard’s exhibition of LGBTQ+ authors at Daniel Cooney | Fine Art, will invite us to hear published texts or works-in-progress by noteworthy younger writers on the contemporary scene. In the year of Stonewall 50, this will be an event to honor the queer literary past and look forward to the queer literary future. Jaime Manrique was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, in 1949. He began writing poetry in his teens, and at age seventeen he moved to Florida with his mother and sister. He received a BA from the University of South Florida in 1972.   Jake Matkov is the recipient of fellowships from New York Foundation of Arts (Poetry, 2017) and Queer/Art/Mentorship (Literature, 2015). Recent publications include glitterMOB and Lambda Literary Poetry Spotlight. He lives and works in Brooklyn where he co-curates the Broken Bells poetry reading series. Joan Larkin is an American poet and playwright. She was active in the small press lesbian feminist publishing explosion in the 1970s, co-founding the independent publishing company Out & Out Books.   Thomas March is a poet, performer, teacher and essayist based in New York City. OUT Magazine described his poetry collection, Aftermath, as “a stimulating, if sober, tonic for our times.” With painter Valerie Mendelson, he is the co-creator of A Good Mixer, a textual-visual hybrid project based on a 1933 bartender’s guide of the same name. He is also the curator of “Poetry/Cabaret,” a quarterly poetry and performance series that brings together poets, singers, and comedians in response to a common theme. Christopher Bram is the author of nine novels, including Gods and Monsters, which was made into the movie starring Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave. He has written nonfiction for a broad range of publications, including Out, the Huffington Post, and Architectural Digest.   Jameson Fitzpatrick's poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, Poetry, and elsewhere. He is the author of the chapbooks Morrisroe: Erasures (89plus/LUMA Publications, 2014) and Mr. & (Indolent Books, 2018); in 2020, Birds, LLC will publish his debut collection, Pricks in the Tapestry. Fitzpatrick was a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow in Poetry and teaches at New York University. Pamela Sneed is an American poet, performance artist, actress, activist, and teacher. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery, and KONG And Other Works and the chapbook, Lincoln (2014).   Andriniki Mattis is a non-binary poet who has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Poets House and The Poetry Project. They earned an MA in Creative Writing and Education from Goldsmiths University of London, and a BA in Political and Poetic Resistance from Brooklyn College. Their work has appeared in Nepantla, Cortland Review, Paperbag Journal, Pariah’s Anthology, Typo Mag, THEM journal, and elsewhere.

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Making Gay History

Robert Giard’s photographs of early LGBTQ activists including Harry Hay, Dorr Legg, Dick Leitsch, and Martha Shelley are increasingly part of the Making Gay History Podcast website.  In the 1980’s historian Eric Marcus interviewed over 60 LGBTQ elders. These interviews became the basis of his 1992 book, Making Gay History. In 2016 he started to turn these warm, passionate, sometimes funny, sometimes sad and always compelling interviews into individual podcasts with new context notes. Listening to the podcasts, seeing the photographs, makes the LGBTQ past come alive, very much part of the present and pointing the way toward possible futures.   Dorr Legg at the ONE Institute, 1994. Credit: Photo by Robert Giard © Jonathan Silin

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Leonard Suryajaya — Artist Talk

Thursday October 25, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. This event is FREE! Leonard Suryajaya, Two Bodies, 2017, Archival Inkjet Print, 40 x 50 inches   Thursday October 25, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Parsons Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202 New York, NY 10011 Leonard Suryajaya, 2016-2017 Robert Giard Fellow, will present his latest work and talk about the process behind his lushly provocative art. Leonard Suryajaya uses photography, videos, and installation to test the boundaries of intimacy, community, and family. His works show how the everyday is layered with histories, meanings, and potential. They perform the ways in which life is soaked not just with one’s own emotional connections but larger, external histories of exile, religion, citizenship, duty, and belonging. Co-sponsored by the Robert Giard Foundation and Parsons BFA Photography.

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