Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Drag story hour held at Phoenix Books Rutland May 21 

Sunday, May 21—RUTLAND—Emoji Nightmare and Katniss Everqueer, two of Vermont’s favorite performers, are bringing Drag Story Hour to Phoenix Books Rutland on  Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m.  at  Center Street in downtown Rutland. All ages are welcome to this free event.  

The queens will be sure to delight and captivate audience members of all ages as they share stories focused on individuality, activism, gender, creativity, expression, and social responsibility. Drag Story Hour (DSH) is just what it sounds like—drag performers reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present  as they wish, where dress up is real.

DSH was created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco in 2015. The Vermont Chapter of DSH was created by Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne in 2017. In 2021, Emoji joined the national board of directors for DSH. 

For more information on DSH, visit DragStoryHour.org. 

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