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Before the Library was incarnated in its present form at the beginning of 2022, it existed as a constellation of related projects dating back to 2015. Its earliest precursor was the short-lived Shakespeare Club @ WMU, a student organization at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI, which existed for one semester before being disbanded. In 2018, the initial print run of x/y: a junk drawer of trans voices began, and with it a series of live poetry and music events. These events eventually became loosely organized under the banner of The Queen Mab Collective, this organization's immediate progenitor. The QMC existed from 2020 to 2021 before being formally reconfigured into the new overarching structure of The Dionysian Public Library, a contiguous venture bringing together these scattered print and performance elements under one roof. Below is a sampling of the work that would go on to become the bones of this project. 


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