Welcome to Queer Memoir!

THREE YEARS.

72 EVENTS.

5400 AUDIENCE MEMBERS

279 STORYTELLERS

ELEVEN ARTS ORGANIZATION COLLABORATIONS IN THREE DIFFERENT STATES

BUT OH HOW WE WE

STILL NEED YOU!

Queer Memoir is a  NYC-based storytelling event for the entire lesbian, gay, bisexual transgendered and gender nonconforming community as well as an opportunity to give voice to our collective queer experiences, preserve and document our complex queer history and celebrate the ritual and community-building value of storytelling.

The motto of the well known Moth story performance series is “real stories told live without notes” while the motto of Queer Memoir is “real stories told live with whatever you need to get your story told.” That means use notes, bring your friends, bring your ukele, use your herbal relaxation, ask us for support, ask the audience for support….(for more info on this and what makes Queer Memoir different than other NYC events, check out our post on The Seven Traditions of Queer Memoir)

Every month at Queer Memoir, we host some of New York’s well-known LGBT identified writers and performers and every month we host storytellers that have never been on a stage in their life. We are committed to hearing a wide range of stories, from a wide range of voices and we will work with you to help you get ready for the Queer Memoir “stage.”

What’s going on now? We just finished an amazing show Queer Memoir 50+ guest curated by Stephanie Shroeder and Ryn Hodez: the event brought together storytellers who ranged in age from 50 to 97 years old and shared stories about everything from escape Berlin during World War II to paying for sex in the Dominican Republic. This fall and winter we’re running a series of workshops to bring new work, new faces and new stories into the Queer Memoir family, keep your eyes here or on  facebook for schedules and times.  All Queer Memoir workshops are free, although if participants want to give a donation to help with expenses we don’t turn that down.

To learn more about how to participate, visit our submissions page

We’re always on the prowl for venues that would work for Queer Memoir events: if you know of an non-bar, wheelchair accessible, all ages space that might be a good rental choice for us, please contact kellidunham at gmail dot com and let us know.  We are also always looking for community partners for events as well!