Mar 21st 2019

ON / Being Read

@ LVL3

1542 N. Milwaukee Ave, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Thursday, March 21st, from 7PM - 9:30PM

Presented by Shelf Shelf and ON Journal. Limited edition copies of ‘ON / Being Read’ and other Shelf Shelf publications will be available for purchase. Drinks provided.

Featuring readings by:
Gabrielle Welsh
Max Hart
Elise Schierbeek
Gabe Howell
Eric Aldieri
Caroline Cash
Seb Choe
Jessie McCarty

LVL3 Gallery (1542 N Milwaukee Ave, Floor 3)
Doors at 7:00, readings begin at 7:30.

“In discussing queer presentation, I am reminded of queer ‘visibility,’ a point of contention that has been rumbling around my mind for months now. Looking backwards at queer activism in the United States, I am interested in the drive for visibility that many direct action groups made one of their core tenets. To many, being seen by both legislative structures and a sweeping notion of mass culture is a goal, though it just allows queer struggles to be swept under the rug of heteronormative frameworks we are so opposed to. And as queer identities become increasingly co-opted, I ask myself, Do I really want straight people to understand me, much less see me? Fuck them.”
– Gabrielle Welsh, Editor

Shelf Shelf ( is a Chicago-based publishing project operated by Lucas Reif and Austin White. Shelf Shelf publishes, features, and distributes editioned works in multiple formats

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