Sunday, June 23
4pm ET / 1pm PT

Drag Story Hour

Join us for this fabulous, interactive, story, song, and movement time program! Drag Story Hour is a storytelling program designed for families in collaboration with children’s librarians. Drag artist Emoji will read picture books, sing songs, do movement activities, and provide an age-appropriate introduction to the concept of drag as a form of dress up and play.

About our host:

Emoji Nightmare (they/them) is one of the Burlington area's best and brightest drag queens. Emoji has been a headline performer in Paint: A Drag Cabaret and has hosted and performed at some of the Queen City's biggest drag shows including New Queers Eve, Pride Ball, First Friday, Glitter & Duct Tape, The Vermont Pride Festival, Queer Pop-Up Dance Party, and SASS. She was second runner-up at 2015's Vermont Drag Idol amateur drag competition at the start of her career. With Nikki Champagne, the two founded the Vermont Chapter of Drag Queen Story Hour in 2017, and Emoji became a national board member in 2021.

Emoji grew up in Cambridge, VT on a dairy farm where they still reside. They are an alum of Northern Vermont University. In 2012, they ran as an independent for Vermont House at the age of 23. They are a published editor (Tasteful Traditions, Red Barn Books, 2014), and have held or currently serve in several positions on other local non-profit or municipal boards. In 2016, they helped write the grant known as The Silo Project, which transformed two abandoned concrete silos into the largest outdoor public art installment in the state of Vermont. They are a previous board member of Outright Vermont and still spends time volunteering for the organization as a Friday Night Group co-facilitator in Lamoille County. They have been the lead organizer of the Pride Vermont Parade & Festival since 2018 and work for Pride Center of Vermont. In 2021, they began writing and recording music for an EP.