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BOOK LAUNCH: UNTENABLE MYSTIC CHARM by travis l. tate (in person & live-streaming)

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join UNTENABLE MYSTIC CHARM author travis l. tate and friends— Dom MartelloJack SullivanKyle Turner, & Omari K. Chancellor— for a night of readings from UNTENABLE MYSTIC CHARM, followed by a short Q&A.

UNTENABLE MYSTIC CHARM is a collection of eight short stories by travis I. tate ranging from the sensual to the humorous, and the vaguely historical to undeniably erotic told with poetic tenderness, a flair for the dramatic, and a love of the absurd.

To reserve a copy of Untenable Mystic Charm (Stanchion, February 27, 2024, paperback, $13), please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com with “please reserve Untenable Mystic Charm for March 27th” in the subject line.

Thank you for supporting the Bureau by purchasing books from us!


This event will take place in person at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, on the second floor (room 210) of The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC, 10011.

Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served.

Suggested donation $10 to benefit the Bureau’s work.

All are welcome to attend, with or without donation.

We will pass a bag for donations at the start of the event, but we can also take credit card donations at the register or on Venmo @bgsqd

Also live-streaming on the Bureau’s YouTube channel:



Dom Martello is a writer, performer, and visual artist based in NYC. Their work is rooted in queer magical realism and has been developed by The Elif Collective, Syracuse University, The Strides Collective, and The Workshop Theater.


Jack Sullivan is a queer writer and visual artist living in Brooklyn, NY. His plays, performance texts, and video design have premiered at Dixon Place (NYC), The Tank (NYC), Belconnen Arts Centre (Canberra, Australia), and New Zealand Fringe Festival. His prose and poetry can be found / are forthcoming in BODEGA, JAKE, WHISKEY TIT, and GHOST CITY REVIEW. He is very in love with Travis.


Kyle Turner is a queer writer based in Brooklyn, NY. His writing on film, queerness, and culture has been featured in W Magazine, The Village Voice, Slate, GQ and the New York Times, and he is the author of The Queer Film Guide: 100 Films That Tell LGBTQIA+ Stories from Smith Street Books and Rizzoli. He is relieved to know that he is not a golem.


Omari K. Chancellor is a Brooklyn based actor and writer. They can be seen in Peter Farrelly’s film, The Greatest Beer Run Ever on Apple+ after a world premiere at TIFF. Omari was seen in the world premieres of Soft by Donja R. Love and I Am a Walrus by MJ Kaufman at the Williamstown Theatre Festival as well as appearing in amani at Rattlestick. Omari’s writing can be found in American Chordata, SoftPunk magazine, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn among others.


travis l. tate is a poet, playwright and performer living in Brooklyn, NY. Their plays have been seen at Breaking The Binary Theatre Festival, Theatre East, Victory Gardens, Dorset Theatre Festival and Luna Stage. Their poetry collection MAIDEN is out on V.A. Press. Their writing has appeared in Vassar Review, Joyland, 3views among others. Find more information at travisltate.com


Registration Required:
Youth Only:
Arts and Culture
March 27
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Registration Required
Youth Only