“Asura”


Readings and Events

So, right now I am in San Leandro, getting ready to film a short screenplay, “Asura” I wrote for Neelu Bhuman’s Transfinite project. I get to play a role, as well. Kelsi Umeko is playing my granddaughter–so inter-generationally queer!  It is exciting to see a project come together; I usually work with only a few people […]

July 14, 2017

Lambda Lit Fest! March 10


Community, Readings and Events

 I have been a little behind on the posts. But, Lambda Literary has been working very hard on its first literary festival, right here in Los Angeles. Today, I have the honor of sitting on a panel with Bernard Cooper, D’Lo, Wendy C. Ortiz, Claudia Rodríguez and Terry Wolverton. “In many ways, California has been the leader in the nation for LGBTQ rights, […]

March 11, 2017

Thank you so much to UMass Amherst


Community, Readings and Events

Last month I had the honor of visiting UMass Amherst to inaugurate their trans speakers series! 🙂 I had a wonderful time speaking with different classes on issues of gender, postcolonialism, queer theory, and writing practice. I watched the autumn leaves change. I had an impromptu sushi lunch, and met some awesome people! Here’s the […]

November 23, 2016

Sept 15–Literary Death Match!


Readings and Events

Well, it’s been a bit since I have updated. But I’ve been busy! This THURSDAY, Sept 15 I am taking part in Literary Death Match! I am looking forward to this so much! Please come by!!!READERS:  * Jon Klassen, American Caldecott and British Kate Greenaway Medal-winning author of This is Not My Hat * Nadja Spiegelman, graphic novelist, […]

September 12, 2016

In Whose Image: Trans and Genderqueer Writers on Magic, Spirituality, and (the Bodies of) G-d: My AWP Talk on Magical Realism Magic, and Trans Identity


Community, Readings and Events

(Delivered at the 2016 AWP, 4/1/2016) Thank you everyone for coming! Gosh, it’s the last day of the AWP. I kind of have a love-hate relationship with the AWP. I think I feel that way with a lot of things that purport to have a purpose, but are often chaotic, huge, and relentless. One realizes this […]

April 10, 2016