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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 to celebrate the launch of each issue around the Lansing, MI area. In 2019, The Queen Mab Collective, this organization's immediate progenitor, began hosting live events, shifting online when  the  pandemic began. The QMC existed until 2021, where it hosted its final few live shows in Kalamazoo, before being formally reconfigured into the present overarching structure of The Dionysian Public Library, a contiguous venture bringing together these scattered print and performance elements together 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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