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Read650 presents Stonewall + 50 at The Loft

Jun 23 | Sun | 2PM START | $25.00

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Tickets will be $30 Day of Show 12 writers telling true stories of a repressive world that exploded into paths of freedom 50 years ago. The newspapers called it a "riot" because the straight world lacked the language to describe what happened on the sweltering early morning hours of June 28, 1969. It began with an all-too-common attack by New York City police who never expected their would-be victims to fight back. Like so many revolutions, the Stonewall Uprising began spontaneously in a tiny place no one had ever heard of, and the reverberations from those five days of outrage and resistance have echoed through American history to this day. Twelve of those echoes will ring out on Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m. at The Loft at City Winery during Stonewall + 50, a showcase production of the popular spoken-word series Read650. This latest curated presentation will feature a dozen straight and LGBTQ writers recalling incidents from their lives that have been colored by what happened at the Stonewall Inn 50 years ago. For the past five years, Read650 has attracted top writers, playwrights, memoirists—Pulitzer Prize winners and first-timers—to read their works before standing room only audiences across the metropolitan region. The sole condition by which these writers must abide: to tell their true, five-minute stories in 650 words or less.

Venue: City Winery

155 Varick St Map