Queer Bedtime Stories @ The Dreamery

  • Oakland, CA -

Calling soft queers, word nerds, & bookish babes... Celebrate Earth Day with the coziest, queerest live-reading event in the East Bay <3 <3

What bedtime stories were you told as a kid? How many of them were queer? Did you grow up wondering if there were others like you? When all the stories you hear are about straight protagonists, it's hard to know where you fit into the world.

Queer Bedtime Stories offers the chance to re-seed the fertile ground of your imagination with poetry, memoirs, and history from our people: LGBTQ+ ancestors and contemporary creators. Together, let's uncover the richness of our shared history and, if we're lucky, catch a glimpse of the blossoming future. We'll gather at The Dreamery, a cozy artistic live/work space in West Oakland.

You can come just to listen or bring a reading to share! Readings should be 1-8 minutes long, any genre, and be written by an LGBTQ+ author or center on queerness. Original work is more than welcome!

Doors open at 7:30pm, and the event starts at 8pm.

Cafe drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Concessions sales go toward making The Dreamery even dreamier✨☕

All queer adults are invited to attend. No one will be turned away for lack of funds (email if there are no free registrations left).

Accessibility: Regrettably, The Dreamery is inaccessible to wheelchairs. Mask-wearing is optional.


Queer Bedtime Stories was created in 2020 by Scott Sessions, a spiritual life coach and facilitator of transformative events. Scott hosts at least two community QBS events in the Bay Area each month (check the Linktree for upcoming events). He also offers workshops for professional and community groups. Visit Scott's website to learn about booking a QBS workshop or email Scott at

Scott Sessions offers 1-on-1 life coaching for anyone who has left a restrictive religion and wants to heal, reclaim their life, and foster inner peace through personal ritual and effective spiritual practices. As a queer man who was raised orthodox Mormon, Scott has no agenda besides helping others claim their authentic spiritual path. Visit Scott's website to learn more about spiritual life-coaching.

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