🏳️‍🌈 48 Hr Queer Blackathon Announcement! Group book, prompts, & more [CC] | Summary and Q&A

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🏳️‍🌈 48 Hr Queer Blackathon Announcement! Group book, prompts, & more [CC]

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Messy Jesse announces the 2021 Queer Blackathon, a 48-hour readathon celebrating Black queer literature with flexible prompts and a group book.

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Key Insights

  • 🖤 Blackathon is a readathon celebrating Black fiction and has been featured in Penguin Teen.
  • 🖤 Queer Blackathon was created to commemorate the loss of Black queer lives and celebrate their existence, creativity, and beauty.
  • 👻 Blackathon and Queer Blackathon allow the community to engage with diverse literature and challenge stereotypes within the queer community.

Questions & Answers

Q: What is the Queer Blackathon?

The Queer Blackathon is an annual readathon that celebrates Black queer literature. It aims to center Blackness and provide a platform for diverse Black queer voices.

Q: Who is Messy Jesse's cohost for the 48-hour readathon?

Messy Jesse's cohost for the 48-hour readathon is Starlah of Starlah Reads, a queer trans and nonbinary reader known for their insights on books.

Q: What are the prompts for the Queer Blackathon?

The prompts for the Queer Blackathon include reading an author you haven't read before, a graphic novel, and a book featuring a bi, trans, or ace protagonist or author.

Q: How can participants join the Queer Blackathon?

Participants can choose to read the group book, "Sorrowland" by Rivers Solomon, or find another book that meets the prompts. They can also create their own TBR list of Black queer books.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Messy Jesse announces the 2021 Queer Blackathon, which celebrates Black queer literature.

  • The Queer Blackathon will take the form of a 48-hour readathon, allowing participants to engage in quick and accessible reading.

  • Prompts for the readathon include reading an author you haven't read before, a graphic novel, or a book featuring a bi, trans, or ace protagonist or author.

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