Foglifter Presents:


Queer Home CookOut Tour


Foglifter Press road trips across the country to collaborate with the contributors of the Home is Where You Queer Your Heart anthology in their own hometowns. These contributors have invited a roster of local queer and trans talent to celebrate the anthology’s themes of chosen family and community.

 The tour will comprise of 17 locations in the American south, east coast, midwest and beyond, beginning July 19, 2021 and concluding August 21, 2021. All tour events are free and open to the public.

Join us anywhere from around the country!


Foglifter Give OUT Day 2021


Give OUT Day is a month-long fundraising campaign culminating on June 30, the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ+ community. In 2020 alone, Give OUT Day raised over $1.6 million for LGBTQ+ nonprofits in all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Give OUT Day is hosted by Horizons Foundation, the world’s first LGBTQ+ community foundation. Foglifter Press raised over $7,000 in 2020 and, with your help, hopes to raise $10,000 in 2021.

The CookOUT Tour List!

July 19 - August 21

Austin, Texas

Monday, July 19 | 5:30 PM

Tree Garden with community partner BookWoman Bookstore

638 Tillery Street, Austin, TX

Artists: Rob Colgate, Gabrielle Hogan, Miah Jeffra, G.E. Loveless, Joey Mancinelli, Loria Mendoza & Molly Williams


Houston, Texas

Tuesday, July 20 | 6:30 PM

The Axelrad with community partners The Montrose Center & Blue Willow Bookshop 

1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 

Artists: Farrah Fang, Miah Jeffra, Jackson Neal, Joy Priest, Stephanie Saint Sanchez, Addie Tsai

Event Page HERE

New Orleans, Louisiana

Thursday, July 22 | 6:30 PM

Parleaux Beer Lab with community partner Tubby & Coo’s

634 Lesseps St, New Orleans, LA 

Artists: Chanel Clarke, Tia Clark, Elizabeth Gross, Miah Jeffra, Chris Jennings, Jessica Kinnison, Daniel W. K. Lee, Megan McHugh, Karisma Price

Event Page HERE

Spartanburg, SC

Friday. July 30 | 6:30 PM

Hub City Books

186 W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306

Artists: Killian Conahan, Sarah Cooper, Jules Hogan, Miah Jeffra, Kate McMullen


Atlanta, Georgia

Sunday, August 1 | 4:00 PM with community partner Charis Books & More 

3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.) Scottdale, GA 30079

Artists: Julie Bloemeke, Theresa Davis, Teri Elam, Miah Jeffra, Maya Marshall, Topher Payne


Washington, DC

Monday, August 2 | 6:30 PM

Busboys and Poets

2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Artists: Ryan Artes, Daniel Barnum, Tyrese Coleman, Tahirah Alexander Green, D Nolan Jefferson, Miah Jeffra, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, jamal rashad, Zak Salih

Event Page HERE

Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, August 4 | 6:30 PM

Cherry Street Pier with community partners Big Blue Marble, William Way Community Center and Bearded Ladies

121 N. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Artists: Maya Afilalo, Monica Gómery, Miah Jeffra, Carmen Maria Machado, noor, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Jason Villemez

Event Page HERE

New York, NY

Friday, August 6 | 6:00 PM

Pete’s Candy Store with community partners Books are Magic & Bureau of General Services-Queer Division

709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Artists: Andrea Abi-Karam, Moncho Alvarado, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Ari B Cofer, Temim Fruchter, Miah Jeffra, Quincy Kitson, Paul Lisicky, Francisco Márquez, Shelagh Patterson, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Joshunda Sanders, Benny Sisson

Event Page HERE

Northampton, MA

Sunday, August 8 | 1:00 PM

Many Graces Flower Farm

15 Lawrence Plain Rd, Hadley, MA 01035

Artists: Cam Awkward-Rich, Britt Billmeyer-Finn, Miah Jeffra, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Jordy Rosenberg, Zoe Tuck, Yanyi

Burlington, VT

Monday, August 9 | 6:30 PM

Pride Center Vermont with community partner Phoenix Books

255 South Champlain St., Suite 12, Burlington, VT

Artists: Miah Jeffra, Holly Painter, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Alison Prine, Chris Vaccaro

Boston, MA

Tuesday, August 10 | 6:30 PM

Samuel Adams Boston Brewery with community partners Harvard Bookstore and Grub Street

30 Germania Street, Boston, MA 02130

Artists: Jubi Arriola-Headley, Tamiko Beyer, John Bonnani, Devon Capizzi, Miah Jeffra, Rajiv Mohabir & Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Provincetown, MA

Wednesday, August 11 | 6:30 PM

East End Books

389 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657

Artists: Jubi Arriola-Headley, John Bonanni, Miah Jeffra, Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Cleveland, OH


Sunday, August 15th | 4:30 PM

B-Side with community partner Mac’s Books

2785 Euclid Heights Blvd. Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44106

Artists: Ali Black, KJ Cerankowski, H.L. Comeriato, Braveheart Gillani, Miah Jeffra, Anthony Mako, Karen Marie, Ken Schneck



Columbus, OH

Tuesday, August 17 | 7:30 PM

Two Dollar Radio HQ with community partner Stonewall Columbus

1124 Parsons Avenue, Columbus Ohio, 43206

Artists: Sionnain Buckley, Jessie Galloway, Miah Jeffra, Kamal Kimball, Ben Kline, Travis Chi Wai Lau & Eros Livieratos



Chicago, IL

Wednesday, August 18 | 6:30 PM

The Center on Halsted with community partner Women and Children First

3656 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60613

Artists: Ada Cheng, Robin Reid Drake, Miah Jeffra, Char Lee Luckett, Jasminum McMullen, Timothy David Rey, Nico Tangorra

Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, August 19 | 6:30 PM

Loft Literary Center/Open Book with community partner Moon Palace Books

1011 Washington Avenue, South Minneapolis, MN 55415

Artists: Donte Collins, Tarik Dobbs, Jessie Galloway, torrin a greathouse, Miah Jeffra, Kay McClendon, Mel Nigro, Ollie Schminkey

Iowa City, IA

Saturday, August 21 | 4:00 PM

The High Ground Cafe with community partner Prairie Lights

301 E. Market Street, Iowa City, IA 52245

Artists: Timmy Straw, TR Brady, Melissa Febos, Jessie Galloway, Garth Greenwell, Miah Jeffra, Donika Kelly, Christopher Nelson, Darius Stewart

Home is Where You Queer Your Heart


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. 

Edited by Miah Jeffra, Monique Mero-Williams and Arisa White, the anthology features Kazim Ali, K-Ming Chang, Jubi Arriola-Headley, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Rajiv Mohabir, Donika Kelly, Jason Villemez, Joy Priest, Yanyi, t’ai freedom ford, Marlin Jenkins, Airea D Matthews, sam sax, Christopher Soto, and so many more LGBTQ+ authors.

 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.

What is Home?

Our Editors and contributors give us theirs!


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