The Opening Reception for the Queer Book Diorama show was INCREDIBLE!!!! 120 folk from the community joined us at the Jefferson Market branch of the New York Public Library to celebrate the power of queer literature and libraries (17 people got NYPL library cards! ) !!! It was an incredibly fun event – and how rad is it that on a Friday night all the cool kids were at the LIBRARY!!
The night before the show opened when Hugh and I were at the library installing all the dioramas (with the amazing help of our partners) we realized that we have been working on the diorama show for an entire year!!! It’s hard to believe that this show has been in the works for so long! I couldn’t have asked for a better co-curator to work with, or more dedicated artists whose work is fun, diverse, and incredibly heartfelt! We were lucky enough to have local artists at the opening reception as well as artists from New Orleans and Michigan! Michelle Brennan whose diorama of my novel Roving Pack was the inspiration for the entire show was here in NYC for the opening – she and I had never met in person and so getting to meet at the opening reception was a truly special experience for me!
me, Michelle Brennan, and Hugh Ryan at the Opening Reception!
Roundup of media coverage of the Queer Book Diorama Show including lots of pictures!!!!
The Daily Beast- The Power Of Queer Books
The Advocate – LOOK: Your Favorite Queer Books Come to Life in 3-D
The Rumpus- A Book of One’s Own
Curve- LGBT Books Come to Life
Time Out New York CRITIC’S PICK- Queer Book Diorama Show