Toronto Queer & Trans Asian Poetics (3.15) & NYC Segue Foundation (3.17) Readings!

UPCOMING READINGS
Hope to see some of you lovelies!
xo,

Ching-In

 

1. Toronto Queer & Trans Asian Poetics (Thurs, March 15, 6:30-8p, Glad Day Bookshop, ) https://www.facebook.com/events/173731206585281/
Join us for readings by local authors Trish Salah and Tom Cho, and US-based authors Margaret Rhee and Ching-In Chen! A night of poetry, art and literature celebrating the queer and trans Asian diaspora. With Trish Salah and Tom Cho, this event also celebrates the publications of Ching-In Chen’s recombinant, and Margaret Rhee’s Love, Robot, and brings collective queer and trans voices together to imagine otherwise.
Hosted by Loretta Mui

// BIOS //

TRISH SALAH

Born in Halifax, Trish Salah is the author of the Lambda Award-winning poetry collection, Wanting in Arabic, and of Lyric Sexology, Vol. 1, as well as co-editor of a special issue of TSQ on Transgender Cultural Production. She is a member of the editorial boards for Eoagh, Topia and TSQ. Her writing is available in recent and forthcoming issues of Angelaki, Anomaly, Somatechnics, and Supplement. She is currently assistant professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston.

TOM CHO

Tom Cho’s current project is a novel about the meaning of life. His full-length debut was the collection of fictions Look Who’s Morphing, published in North America by Arsenal Pulp Press and originally published in his birth country of Australia. Look Who’s Morphing was shortlisted for multiple awards, including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. Tom also has over 70 publications of fiction pieces in magazines and anthologies such as The Best Australian Stories series, PRISM International, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, and others. tomcho.com

CHING-IN CHEN

Ching-In Chen is the author of The Heart’s Traffic (Arktoi/Red Hen Press, 2009) and recombinant (Kelsey Street Press, 2017). They are a Kundiman, Lambda and Callaloo Fellow and a member of the Macondo and Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundations writing communities. Chen is also the co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities (South End Press, 2011; AK Press 2016) and Here Is a Pen: an Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets (Achiote Press, 2009). Their work has appeared in The Best American Experimental Writing, The &NOW Awards 3: The Best Innovative Writing, and Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics. A poetry editor of the Texas Review, they currently teach creative writing at Sam Houston State University. www.chinginchen.com

MARGARET RHEE

Margaret Rhee is a poet, artist, and scholar. She is the author of chapbooks Yellow (Tinfish Press, 2011) and Radio Heart; or, How Robots Fall Out of Love (Finishing Line Press, 2015), nominated for a 2017 Elgin Award, Science Fiction Poetry Association, and Love, Robot (The Operating System, 2017) named a 2017 Best Book of Poetry by Entropy Magazine. Her project The Kimchi Poetry Machine was selected for the Electronic Literature Collection Volume 3. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in ethnic and new media studies. Currently, she is a Visiting Scholar at the NYU A/P/A Institute, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo in the Department of Media Study.

LORETTA MUI

Loretta Mui is a second-generation chinese australian comic artist and youth worker. She self-publishes the comic Dreams of Loss & Transformation and will be debuting her new comic Sweat & Tears at this year’s TCAF.https://www.instagram.com/loretta.miauw/

// ACCESSIBILITY //

The venue is wheelchair accessible, with an all genders washroom on the main floor. Note, however, that this washroom does not have an e-button for exit, washroom grab bars, and confirmation of the ability for a wheelchair user to slide under the vanity to use the sink, soap, and towel. Please refrain from wearing scents. The nearest subway is Wellesley. Street parking and Green P parking are on Wellesley Street.

// LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT //

Glad Day Bookshop is on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Wendat. We acknowledge them and any other Nations who care for the land (acknowledged and unacknowledged, recorded and unrecorded) as the past, present and future caretakers of this land.

2. NYC Segue Reading Series with El Roy Red (Sat, March 17, 5-6:30p, Zinc Bar, 82 W 3rd St, New York, NY) https://www.facebook.com/events/182047299248242/
http://seguefoundation.com/calendar.htm
Ching-In Chen is author of The Heart’s Traffic (Arktoi Books, 2009) & recombinant (Kelsey Street Press, 2017). A Kundiman & Lambda Fellow, they belong to Macondo & Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundations. Chen is co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home (South End Press, 2011) & poetry editor of Texas Review.

El Roy Red works in the space btwn hope & efficacy until they reach actualization. Galvanized in Black/Brown queer liberation, Red utilizes writing, movement, ritual, & performance to facilitate healing, growth, & alternative futures. #postafrofuturism. Their poems can be found in Apogee Journal & Hand Job Zine.

Doors 4.30 p.m., readings 5 p.m.

The venue is located down one flight of stairs. We apologize that the venue is not wheelchair accessible. There are two non-gender-segregated bathrooms on the main floor. Note, however, that these do not have an e-button for exit, nor washroom grab bars. Please refrain from wearing scents. The nearest subway is West Fourth Street–Washington Square. Street parking is available on West 3rd Street. There is a cash-only $5 entrance fee, which goes to readers.

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