Foglifter, the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier non-profit LGBTQ+ literary arts press, announces the Burlington leg of Queer Home CookOUT Tour. Foglifter road trips across the country to collaborate with local bookstores and the contributing writers of the Home is Where You Queer Your Heart anthology in their own hometowns for a reading. These contributors have invited a roster of local queer and trans talent to celebrate the anthology’s themes of chosen family and community. Phoenix Books will sell the anthology and participating author books at the event, as well. The Burlington event will be held at Pride Center of Vermont located at 255 South Champlain Street on August 9th from 6:30-8:00pm. All tour events are free and open to the public.

Featured readers include Miah Jeffra, Holly Painter, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Alison Prine, Chris Vaccaro and other special guests.

Home is Where You Queer Your Heart anthologizes contemporary queer writers and artists creatively thinking through the complex and fluid realities of home in the U.S. and abroad. Curated during the 2020 U.S. presidential election and the COVID-19 pandemic, as the culture shifts into a new normal—and many queer people feel their nation has further precluded them from a place of comfort—poets, essayists, storytellers, and artists remind us that it is at our kitchen tables, in our bedrooms, on our porches that make us who we are.

Foglifter Press is supported by the generosity of the California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission, Horizons Foundation, and Zellerbach Family Foundation. Foglifter was also recently awarded the Whiting Foundation’s Literary Magazine Prize.