That Uppity Theatre Company and Missouri History Museum to Present a Second Free “Queer Writes Showcase of LGBTQ+ Writers”

May 31, 2024

The Missouri History Museum is bringing the second season of “Queer Writes” to St. Louis on Thursday, June 27. The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RACSTL) is a proud sponsor of this event. Curated by Joan Lipkin, this free event will feature a diverse lineup of St. Louis-based LGBTQ+ writers sharing excerpts of their work in various genres. The program aims to amplify the presence of LGBTQ+ writers in the community and expand the circle of representation. 

The current presenters for this season include Nancy Fowler, Kelly Hamilton, Michael Kearns, Philip Irving, Joan Lipkin, Charlie Meyers, Gabe Montesanti and Summer Osborne. Charis, the St Louis Women’s Chorus, will also join in song. These talented writers will showcase their work in genres such as poetry, lyrics, memoir, fiction, playwriting and screenwriting.  

The event, part of the History Museum’s Thursday Nights at the Museum series presented by WashU, will take place at the Lee Auditorium on the Museum’s lower level. The evening will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a happy hour in the Museum’s Grand Hall, where attendees can explore St. Louis LGBTQ+ history through mini tours, engage in hands-on activities, and visit resource tables hosted by local LGBTQ+ organizations. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. The presentation will commence at 6:30 p.m. and the event will conclude at 8 p.m. 

Gateway to Pride is an initiative of the Missouri Historical Society that aims to gather oral histories, artifacts, photographs and more to add to its permanent collections. The initiative will culminate in a major exhibit opening at the Missouri History Museum on June 8, 2024. This event is also sponsored in part by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. 

To learn more about the event, head over to the Missouri History Museum website.