Some of the national gay community's most talented and dynamic writers appear for a queer reading at the 2011 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference. Under the heading 3 Dollar Bill, roughly 30 writers will read from their work, including Francisco Aragon, Ilse Bendorf, Monica Carter, Cynn Chadwick, Sela Chavez, Danielle Evennou, Reginald Harris, Saeed Jones, Eileen Myles, Achy Obejas, Jason Schneiderman, Joseph Shapiro, Justin Torres and Dan Vera. Thursday, Feb. 3, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Human Rights Campaign Equality Forum, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit ilsebendorf.com.