February 6–A New Journey Begins with LitReactor

LitReactor, Uncategorized

I am thrilled to be teaching with LitReactor! This February, we will focus on travel, and using it to evoke insightful, powerful stories that are neither reductive nor colonizing. With more information available, we have become more aware of the damage colonists, tourists, explorers have done–either purposely or with the best of intentions. Yet, we […]

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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

Thank You to The James Franco Review


Books and Publications

“To A Truth That Yet Could Be For a Hollywood girl, I am terrible with movies. I only see the ones I think I’ll enjoy. If I don’t think I’ll like it, I’ll politely pass. Regrets? Of course. But overall, less time watching means more time writing, which I’d usually prefer anyway.” The James Franco Review just posted […]

November 23, 2016

★ A Starred Review from Library Journal!


Books and Publications, Seasonal Velocities

Library Journal ”is the most trusted and respected publication for the library community. Built on more than a century of quality journalism and reviews, LJ provides groundbreaking features and analytical news reports covering technology, management, policy and other professional concerns to public, academic and institutional libraries.” Library Journal has been around for 140 years. And this past June–it reviewed Seasonal Velocities and […]

September 26, 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