Current and Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATES:

If you can’t make an event but want to hear/watch a talk you can stream one here from PPN… including myself and 3 fantastic contributors from the book!

 

Upcoming 2017  dates:

 

 

 

January

February

March

April

  • 17-8th: Friends’ Central School

May

September

October

 

 

Recently passed:

2016:

November

  • Month Long exhibition @ FSU
  • 7th: Frostburg, MD @ Frostburg State University – Exhibition, Workshop, Book Talk, and Signing (7:00pm)

September

August

  • 7th: Queens, NY @ Queens Book Festival - Panel: Opening the Door – LGBTQ Representation in the Literary World – Book Talk and Signing @ the Culinary Stage (5:00pm)

July

  • 26th:  Speaking OUT joins Equality PA at the DNC  for a ‘Get Out the Vote Initiative’  with an exhibition and book signing @ The Top of the Tower (5:00pm-7:00pm)

May

  • 21st: New Hope, PA@ New Hope Pride- Exhibition and Book Signing @ Farley’s Books (Time TBA)

April

March

  • 23rd: Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase, PrideWorks Conference Workshop and Book Signing (10:00am-4:00pm Workshop Time TBD)
  • 18th-19th: Storrs, CT @ UConn, True Colors Conference, Exhibition and Book Signing (9:00am-4:00pm)

February

2015:

 

June 2014-June 2015 – Philadelphia, PA –  Public Display at the SouthEast corner of Broad and Walnut Streets (24/7)

+ Online #UConnSpeakOUT campaign (facebook, twitter, + instagram)

November

October

 

September

August

July

  • 6th: Philadelphia, PA @ Philadelphia Public Library – Independence Branch – Talk with Special Guests from the Book, Q&A + Book Signing (6:00pm)
  • 5th: Philadelphia, PA @ 50th Anniversary Celebration - LGBT Civil Rights Movement – Book Selling + Signing (12:00pm-6:00pm)

June

May

  • 30th: NYC, NY @BookCon at the Javits Center – Book Signing at IPG booth #2841 (1:00pm-2:00pm)
  • 25th: Provincetown, MA @ Womencrafts – Book Signing (3:00-4:00pm)
  • 24th: Provincetown, MA @ Provincetown Library – Talk and Book Signing in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room (3:00-4:00pm)
  • 24th-25th: Provincetown, MA @ The Provincetown Library – Exhibition (12:00-5:00pm)
  • 2nd: NYC, NY @ The Bureau at the LGBT Center NYC – Open Mic with Speaking OUT Subjects + Book Signing (7:00-10:00pm)   Full program on Facebook
  • 2nd: NYC, NY @ BitCoin Center NYC - Pre Bureau Party event and Pop-Up Exhibition with local politicians, LGBTQ leaders, and artists! 40 Broad Street (2-6pm)   Full program on Facebook

April

March

February

January

  • 9th: Los Angeles, CA – A discussion with L.A. LGBT Center‘s Youth Center
  • 8th: South Brunswick, NJ -GSA talk @ SBrunswick High School + GLSEN

2014

  • Saturday, Dec. 13th – Book Signing w/ PM Press at the Punk Rock Flea Market 2-5pm
  • Sunday Dec. 14th – Book Signing w/ PM Press at the Punk Rock Flea Market 12:30-4pm
  • Tuesday, Dec. 9th – Giovanni’s Room Book Signing / Talk, mini exhibit with First Comes Love Philadelphia, PA
  • Friday, Dec. 5th – Ninth Street Books Book signing w Barbara Proud -First Comes Love
  • Wednesday, Nov 12th – Class Discussion with Arcadia University LGBT Health
  • Saturday, Nov. 8th – 6:30-7:30 with First Comes Love  Marriott Rendezvous Lounge SPE Lancaster, PA
  • Saturday, Oct. 18th – Time TBA Blue Stockings bookshop, NYC
  • Wednesday, Oct. 15th  – 7pm – Big Blue Marbles Queer Lit Fest in Mt. Airy, PA
  • Sunday, Oct. 12th – 12-6pm Philadelphia OUTFest we’ll have a table in the gayborhood
  • Friday, Oct. 10th – 6-9pm Philadelphia Launch in collaboration with the Attic Youth Center, Queer Books, and Philly Pride at the William Way Community Center
  • Saturday, Oct. 4th – 4pm Gender Reel Philadelphia at the Rotunda
  • The month of October – Exhibition in the William Way Archives
  • Saturday Sept. 27th – 8pm Closing party/reception/exhibition – Red Emmas Bookstore Coffeehouse, Baltimore MD
  • Saturday, Sept. 27th -5pm – Baltimore Book Festival reading – Radical Bookfair Pavilion
  • World Pride 2014 – Nuit Rose city wide exhibition Toronto, Canada
  • World Pride 2014 –  West Hill United Church Scarborough, Canada

 

In the works:

  • Ann Arbor, MI events with Graeme Taylor
  • Human Rights Campaign in DC with Candice Gingrich
  • Austin, TX
  • The Los Angeles LGBT Center, CA
  • Busboys and Poets in DC
  • Penn State Altoona
  • Women & Children First in Chicago, potentially connected with Chicago Printers Row Lit Fest
  • Northampton, MA @ Northampton Pride & Broadside Books
  • CHOP – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Schools around the country!

 

For more information on the book or the publishers, click:

PM Press and Reach & Teach

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Speaking OUT hits Center City Philadelphia

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in Current events | 0 comments

Speaking OUT hits Center City Philadelphia

As part of a University of the Arts Pop Up show, Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus gets prime real estate between City Hall and the Gayborhood! At Broad and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia, PA ...

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WORLD PRIDE- Toronto Canada – 2014

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in Current events | 0 comments

WORLD PRIDE- Toronto Canada – 2014

Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus was a part of two incredible events during World Pride – Toronto 2014 Nuit Rose Toronto World Pride Exhibition and evening at West Hill United Church  UCC World Pride and West Hill United...

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Speaking OUT on the Huffington Post!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Current events | 0 comments

Speaking OUT on the Huffington Post!

Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus on the Huffington Post CLICK...

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Speaking OUT goes to Toronto with World Pride (2 events!)

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Current events | 0 comments

Speaking OUT goes to Toronto with World Pride (2 events!)

Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus will make two appearances during the    2014 World Pride event held in Toronto Canada! First, there will be an opening reception on June 21st at NUIT ROSE,  A Queer Contemporary Art Event celebrating World Pride Click HERE for information and artists! The Second Event will be held at West Hill United Church. Information to follow, but you can visit their site...

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Interview in the Pride Issue of The Philly Gay News Magazine

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Current events | 0 comments

Interview in the Pride Issue of The Philly Gay News Magazine

Pick one up at your local news stand or Read it...

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Philadelphia River Deck Fundraiser / Silent Auction / Party! – June 15th

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Current events | 0 comments

Philadelphia River Deck Fundraiser / Silent Auction / Party! – June 15th

In Philadelphia June 15th? Join us for drink specials, an amazing silent auction full of goodies, and help raise funds for Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus 12-3   Cavanaugh’s River Deck 417 N. Clombus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19123 Click below for more...

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Help Get This Book Affordable and Accessible

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Current events | 0 comments

Help Get This Book Affordable and Accessible

Please click on the link below to help get this book affordable and accessible. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/speaking-out-queer-youth-in-focus-the-book-by-rachelle-lee-smith/x/7219716#home We are raising money to keep book prices low, but need your help! Also, there is a great interview video of 4 subjects from the book now and a prominent...

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Speaking OUT gets a “shout out” on Tikkun Daily

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Current events | 0 comments

Speaking OUT gets a “shout out” on Tikkun Daily

Sticks, Stones AND Names Can Damage the Spirit by: Craig Wiesner on February 18th, 2014 | No Comments » Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld shared a post that struck a very loud chord, loud enough that with his permission we’re sharing it here. Dr. Blumenfeld is one of a group of wonderful people who have reviewed the pre-release version of Speaking Out: Queer Youth in Focus, a powerful photo-essay book by Rachelle Lee Smith which our teams at Reach And Teach and PM Press are publishing this Fall. Dr. Blumenfeld’s experience, as described in...

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Book to be published Fall 2014!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2014 in Current events | 0 comments

Book to be published Fall 2014!

After years of photographing, story sharing, exhibiting, and learning  from everyone along the way… Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus  will finally become a book!  It got picked up and I’ll be publishing with two amazing publishers:  PM Press and Reach and Teach!  I am proud to be amongst their incredible collection and needless to say, I am very excited to be able to affordably get it in the hands of youth, centers, and the like. Stay tuned for updates on this site and my PM...

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