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

At the AWP! 4/2/2016 Los Angeles Convention Center

Books and Publications, Readings and Events

I am really looking forward to this event. The AWP is the big creative writing shindig–and if you can make it down, please come by! Please join us for this extraordinary AWP panel/conversation/experience with CA Conrad, Joy Ladin, Ryka Aoki, Ian Ellasante, and TC Tolbert. Spirituality, like writing, hinges on transformation. Similarly, trans and genderqueer writers have unique experiences with […]

March 31, 2016

Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul–Lambda Finalist (Reading May 24)

Books and Publications, Readings and Events, Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul

I found out recently that Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul has been recognized as a Lambda Finalist this year in the all-new category of Transgender Poetry. That is an amazing honor! Thank you, Lambda Literary. I will be reading at the Lambda Finalist reading on May 24 at the West Hollywood City Hall. Los […]

March 26, 2016