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April 2018

TRANS*forming Literature: a reading & conversation with Ryka Aoki, Helen Boyd, & Ely Shipley @ Cornell University

April 26, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Goldwin Smith Hall, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium (132 GSH), 232 East Ave, Central Campus
Ithaca, New York 14853
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(Looking forward to this!! This is like a homecoming for me!) The Spring 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series concludes with "TRANS*forming Literature," featuring readings and a conversation with Ryka Aoki, Helen Boyd, & Ely Shipley Ryka Aoki is an author, composer, and teacher who was honored by the California State Senate for “extraordinary commitment to the visibility and well-being of Transgender people.” Ryka is a two-time Lambda Award finalist, and two of her compositions were adopted as “songs of peace” by the American Association…

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TRANS*forming Literature: a reading & conversation with Ryka Aoki, Helen Boyd, & Ely Shipley

April 26, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Goldwin Smith Hall, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium (132 GSH), 232 East Ave, Central Campus
Ithaca, New York 14853
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The Spring 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series concludes with "TRANS*forming Literature," featuring readings and a conversation with Ryka Aoki, Helen Boyd, & Ely Shipley Ryka Aoki is an author, composer, and teacher who was honored by the California State Senate for “extraordinary commitment to the visibility and well-being of Transgender people.” Ryka is a two-time Lambda Award finalist, and two of her compositions were adopted as “songs of peace” by the American Association of Hiroshima Nagasaki A-Bomb Survivors. Ryka has an MFA from Cornell University and…

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May 2018

LitFest Pasadena Festival

May 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Pasadena Playhouse District, TBA
Pasadena, CA United States
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I just found out that I'll be reading from my new book and talking about writing and good stuff with Tobi Harper and the good people from Red Hen/Quill. More details to follow!

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August 2018

Poetry Workshop @ Lambda Literary–Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices

August 5, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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I will be leading the Poetry Workshop this year. I am truly honored. The Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices was established in 2007 and is the first of its kind ever offered to LGBTQ writers: a one-week intensive immersion in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, genre fiction and playwriting. The Retreat is an unparalleled opportunity to be mentored by the very best writers in our community, to develop one’s craft, make connections with publishing industry professionals and build a strong community of peers.

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September 2018

Winter Tangerine Guest Lecture

September 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Online

Guest lecture for Winter Tangerine, a literary journal dedicated to publishing evocative work from often unheard voices.  😀 This will specifically be for Open By Riot Laughter, a workshop for trans & gender non-conforming writers.  

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October 2018

Address for the Southern Buddhist Conference “The Social Face of Buddhism”

October 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 815 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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I was speaking on Buddhism, Community, and Gender. It was a profound honor.

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March 2019

LACC Book Program Welcomes Ryka Aoki

March 21 @ 12:30 am - 3:00 pm

Truth and Hurt: A Queer Writer Discusses Balancing Artistic Risk and Vulnerability with Personal Safety and Health Please join us for this free event. Refreshments will be served. Event location: Student Union 2nd Floor Conference Room

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The Resistance is Femme (AF)

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s Books, Inc. (Powell’s City of Books), 1005 W Burnside ST
Portland, OR United States
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Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism Anthology Reading Friday, March 29th | 6:30 – 8:15pm Powell’s City of Books | 1005 W. Burnside St. Portland, OR 97209 Join the editors of Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism, Danielle Barnhart & Iris Mahan, for a rapid-fire reading with award-winning poets, Lauren K. Alleyne, Ryka Aoki, Denice Frohman, Amanda Johnston, Ada Limón, Anastacia-Renée, & Patricia Smith, in celebration of the game-changing 2018 anthology "with a feminist ethos that…

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April 2019

April 4, PCC Borders of Diversity Keynote 1-3 pm

April 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

I'm looking forward to giving the keynote address this Thursday 4/4 for the PCC Borders of Diversity Conference. My talk: "How to Change the World (for the Better) by Not Taking Action" Because sometimes, you don't have to do that. No, really. Stop. 😉 So if you are near Pasadena City College this Thursday 4/4 and feel like hearing me yammer on about love and diversity, read poetry, and answer questions, please drop by! There should also be a most…

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April 7, Last Days at Hot Slit: The Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin (Semiotexte)

April 7 @ 5:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
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Please join Johanna Fateman & Amy Scholder at the Los Angeles launch party for Last Days at Hot Slit: The Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin With readings from the book by: Ryka Aoki, Christina Catherine Martinez, Jibz Cameron aka Dynasty Handbag, Anna Joy Springer, and Nao Bustamante

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