Hey there, Cyberland! It’s been another long time no type. Maybe I should just start saving all my resolutions for the New Year, just to be safe, eh? Now that I’ve got you all listening to the RENT soundtrack (as if you weren’t already doing just that), I want to give you a quick update about something I’ve been working on that I am REALLY SUPER STOKED ABOUT. No, it’s not a blog post (though a legit one of those is coming very soon, Butch Scout’s Honor) – it’s a real live, in-person event for real, live persons!
As you may already know, I’m the co-founder of an organization in Boston known as ButchBoi Life that serves as a social club/support group for butches, studs, bois, and all masculine-of-center queer women. Mostly we have discussion group style meetings, but sometimes we put on “after hours” events. This time, we’ve teamed up with the lovely ladies of Mad Femme Pride to create the first of hopefully many mixers. Hooray for queer community building!
Our first mixer is next Saturday, the 8th from 12:00-2:00 PM at Sacco’s Bowl-Haven in Davis Square, Somerville. Come for the bowling, pizza, and libations; stay for all the ridiculously good-looking butches and femmes! Pretty nifty, eh? If you’re in the area, I sure hope you stop by and see my
amusingly awful legendary bowling skills in action. You know you wanna…
Another thing: My favorite local queer book club is back and better than ever! Our next book will be Fingersmith. I’ve never read any Sarah Waters (I know, bad lesbian I am), but I did see the Tipping the Velvet miniseries. Her stuff is sexy, yes? I’m hoping it’ll be sexy enough to get me through the close to 600 pages in that book before mid-January. If you’re a fellow Boston area queer who also likes books and hanging out with other queers, leave me a message here and I’ll give you the deets about how to join the fun. Last meeting, there were cookies and eggnog. I’m just sayin’.
ANOTHER ‘nother thing: Queer Open Mic is still going strong! The next meeting is this coming Thursday, the 6th at 7:00 PM at Unity Somerville. I’ll be there, sharing whatever piece I manage to write for this blog next week, and so will be many crazy-talented queer writers, poets, and musicians (I almost typed “magicians,” which I WISH).
In summary: Boston is a really queer place and I love it. I also love you all, and that’s why I will buckle down and WRITE WRITE WRITE next week. Until then, have a good weekend and stay warm out there, kiddos.