What is Queer Faith?
“Queer” — different, outside-center, both/and instead of either/or, quirky, extra-ordinary
“Faith” — center, root, what we trust in, how we orient ourselves
QUEER FAITH: GROUNDED /A live storytelling event
stories that remake faith
Queer Faith is a live storytelling event bringing queerness and faith together, bridging gaps between tradition and change, and celebrating faith found, lost, re-claimed, re-made in all kinds of creative ways and spaces.
In a Queer Faith storytelling event, you will hear stories from people who connect to traditional religions and religious language, who carry pieces of traditional language but have significantly re-shaped the way they speak of the faith that grounds them, and you will hear stories from people who do not resonate with the traditional religious frames at all.
There are a lot of self-identified queers in the Queer Faith audience and among the storytellers, but you don’t have to be queer to attend or tell a story. “Queer” here is used broadly, as in out-of-the-box, as in coming from a place somewhere outside of ‘normal’. Lots of straight people claim room in that space, especially when it comes to faith.
QUEER FAITH: GROUNDED will focus on stories that speak to how our queer faith - found, lost, re-claimed, re-made, grounds us and gives us something we can trust to stand/sit/nap/struggle/connect/live from.
Thursday, April 18th
7 - 8:30 pm // $10 in advance, $12 door
The Parlor Room, Northampton — 32 Masonic Street.
Story submissions welcome.
Submissions due March 31st, 2019
To submit - send a couple lines of your story to Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Key thing: help me hear it as a story, not just a list of facts.
The full story, told live, should be no more than 8 minutes long!
Storytellers will be notified by April 8th if your story has been selected.
Those selected will get into the event free.