Tucson Humanities Festival – Sequins & Stories: Drag Queens & Kids Learning From Each Other

When: October 26, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tucson Humanities Festival: Sequins and Stories

Drag Queen Story Hour was created in 2015 to bring together two seemingly incompatible constituencies – drag queens and children – to read books, sing songs, and more. In just a few years, DQSH events have been replicated in hundreds of libraries, schools, and community spaces, provoking enthusiasm as well as backlash. In this presentation, Lil Miss Hot Mess will draw on her experiences as a DQSH performer and scholar to discuss what children and drag queens can learn about the world from each other. Moving away from introductory lessons on gender or diversity, she argues that drag is a form of performance rooted in play, transformation and alternative world-making that opens up possibilities for children and adults of all identities.

* Live Stream will be available

Audience: All
Audience size: Small (1-50)


Campus: Main Campus


UA Poetry Center, Dorothy Rubel Room 1508 E. Helen St.
Tucson , AZ
United States
Arizona US

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Eric Swedlund College of Humanities

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Eric Swedlund