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Drag Queen Story Hour in Peoria this weekend

PEORIA — Lit. on Fire Used Books in Peoria will be the host of a Drag Queen Story Hour this weekend.

From the Facebook event:

Join us on Saturday, December 22nd at 1 pm for our second OFFICIAL Drag Queen Story Hour! Artemisia (or Miss Arty) will lead story hour, and afterwards she will be available for pictures with your kiddos and will host a little dance party. We will also have a holiday themed craft planned for the kiddos to complete after story time! This event is FREE, but we will be accepting donations for a local nonprofit TBD.

What: Drag Queen Story Hour
Who: Artemisia (Miss Arty)
Where: Lit. on Fire Used Books, 712 W. Main St. Peoria, IL 61606
When: Saturday, December 22nd at 1 pm
Why: Because gender is a universe and YOU are a star!

About Drag Queen Story Hour:
“Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productionss in San Francisco, Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH 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.”
-via dragqueenstoryhour.org

About Artemisia:
Artemisia is a spooky, funny kinda gal coming to brighten up your day with some stories and fun. She is an artist and loves to bring what she does to the community!

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