Your cart is empty.

Events

Syan Rose launches Our Work Is Everywhere

online Apr 19 07:00 pm

The virtual launch of Our Work is Everywhere: An Illustrated Oral History of Queer and Trans Resistance by Syan Rose takes place on April 19 at 7:00 ET on Zoom, presented by Bluestockings Bookstore in New York.

Our Work is Everywhere is a book that is unapologetically anti-white supremacist, pro-sex work, Trans and Queer-affirming, and rooted in disability justice. The event will include a visual presentation of artwork from the book, readings and introductions from contributors, and time to contextualize, discuss, and vision. ASL Interpretation and live captioning will be provided.

In celebration of this book launch, we are raising funds for three OWIE-affiliated projects:
Black Life Response
Protect Puvugna
Third Root’s Collective Care Fund
To donate, Venmo: @OurWorkisEverywhere
Donations will be split equally among three funds.

Contributors featured at the launch are:
Ra Malika Imhotep is a Black feminist writer and performance artist from Atlanta, Georgia. As a scholar and cultural worker, Ra is invested in exploring relationships between queerness, Black femininity, Southern vernacular culture and the performance of labor. Ra is a co-convener along with Miyuki Baker of the embodied spiritual-political education project The Church of Black Feminist Thought. More info on Ra's work can be found at: blackfeministstudy.org
Nube River Cruz is a Yaqui/Mixteco and Xicanx writer, lover of fashion, native lands rights activist, survivor advocate, artist, and cultural worker. They work with tribal communities in Southern CA and migrant communities as well in LA. They are starting to write and work in their art practice again. You can follow them on IG at XXNUBEXX.
Geleni Fontaine: "I’m a fat, queer and trans, disabled, non-binary Latinx person raised and thriving in Brooklyn, New York. As an acupuncturist, East Asian medicine healer, and registered nurse I use knowledge of Western allopathic medicine to support my holistic East-Asian practice, helping individuals navigate both healthcare systems. As a disabled healer with chronic pain and illness I’m devoted to working with all my communities from within my intersections. My goal is to empower individuals and nourish healing toward a more just and loving world for us all."

Monday, April 19, 2021
7:00pm Eastern / 6:00pm Central / 4:00pm Pacific
A ZOOM event
Suggested donation: $0 - $10

For more information including a link for tickets, click here.

FOLD presents "Writers on Place and Belonging" featuring Francesca Ekwuyasi

online Apr 28 08:00 pm

FOLD (The Festival of Literary Diversity) presents "Writers on Place and Belonging," a virtual panel discussion featuring Francesca Ekwuyasi, on April 28.

In this Mood Series event, a free preview event in partnership with Kitchener Public Library, three exciting new authors discuss novels that tackle notions of place, home and relationships with powerful and moving prose. What does it mean to belong to a place, and how has the pandemic altered our connection to those around us? Authors Francesca Ekwuyasi (Butter, Honey, Pig, Bread), Yara El-Ghadban (I am Ariel Sharon), and Sheung King (You Are Eating and Orange and You Are Naked) discuss the stories behind their incredible novels and the places they call home in a discussion that will leave you thinking about that ever-evolving question: Who am I and where do I belong?

Francesca's novel Butter Honey Pig Bread was the runnerup in this year's Canada Reads competition on CBC.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
8:00pm Eastern
An online event

This is a free preview event for FOLD. Register in advance and a Zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the event.

For more information including a link to register, click here.

LiterAsian presents "Intersectionality, Feminism & Power - Writers Who Define our Times" featuring Larissa Lai

online May 01 12:00 pm

LiterAsian presents "Intersectionality, Feminism & Power - Writers Who Define our Times," a virtual panel discussion featuring Larissa Lai, Grace Eiko Thomson and Sarah Suk, moderated by Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra.

“Inequality is not created equal,” the civil rights activist and scholar Kimberley Crenshaw once said. Experiences of racial inequality intersect at gender, class, and sexuality; and as such, these identity markers do not exist independently of each other, but rather inform each other. This intergenerational and multigenre panel of writers will share their insights and experiences of how their personal journeys as writers have influenced their craft and provided meaning on how and why they tell their stories.

Larissa's most recent book is Iron Goddess of Mercy.

Saturday, May 1, 2021
12:00-1:00pm Pacific
A free online event

Pre-registration required at the link.

FOLD presents "Decolonizing Editing" featuring andrea bennett

online May 03 03:00 pm

FOLD (The Festival of Literary Diversity) presents "Decolonizing Editing," featuring writer and editor andrea bennett, on May 3.

In this important conversation, four editors discuss suggestions and practical ideas on how to improve the substantive editing and copy-editing processes to reflect more inclusive practices. What is an editor’s role and how can editors and copyeditors support the creation of art as language continues to evolve? Tackling issues related to culture, race, gender, disability and more with FOLD Executive Director Jael Richardson, publishing professionals andrea bennett, Iva Cheung, Jessica Johns, and Ronan Sadler bring their lived and professional experiences to an important discussion on critical approaches in editorial work.

andrea is the author of Like a Boy but Not a Boy.

Monday, May 3, 2021
3:00pm Eastern
An online event

FOLD events scheduled for May 1-15 are available via an all-access festival pass. The festival pass costs $39 and gives you access to a virtual festival platform, which includes an auditorium hosting forty virtual events, an exhibit hall with a live chat feature for communicating with vendors, and a lounge for engaging in discussions before and after events with other festival-goers.

For more information, including a link to register, click here.

 

FOLD presents "Writers on Loss and Grief" featuring Kimiko Tobimatsu

online May 03 08:00 pm

FOLD (The Festival of Literary Diversity) presents "Writers on Loss and Grief," a virtual panel discussion featuring Kimiko Tobimatsu, on May 3.

What happens when we lose something or someone? How do we grieve and how do we “move on”? In this Mood Series event, authors Therese Estacion (Phantompains), Amanda Leduc (The Centaur’s Wife), and Kimiko Tobimatsu (Kimiko Does Cancer) discuss the ways unexpected events shape writers, how illness, loss and absence can be woven into stories. Presenting works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, three incredible storytellers unravel the beautiful and painful work of writing loss and grief with courage and fortitude.

Kimiko's book, Kimiko Does Cancer: A Graphic Memoir, is the story of how she grappled with a cancer diagnosis as a young queer woman of colour.

Monday, May 3, 2021
8:00pm Eastern
An online event

FOLD events scheduled for May 1-15 are available via an all-access festival pass. The festival pass costs $39 and gives you access to a virtual festival platform, which includes an auditorium hosting forty virtual events, an exhibit hall with a live chat feature for communicating with vendors, and a lounge for engaging in discussions before and after events with other festival-goers.

For more information, including a link to register, click here.

FOLD presents "Anti-Oppressive Copyediting with andrea bennett"

online May 04 12:00 pm

FOLD (The Festival of Literary Diversity) presents "Anti-Oppressive Copyediting with andrea bennett" on May 4.

Style guides allow editors to ensure consistency in magazines and books – a process ultimately derived from how people use language. This workshop explores how to develop and update style guides as well as how to work with authors in order to build mutually respectful copy-editing processes. Discover how to create and implement style guides that are responsive to social and cultural change. Join editor and author andrea bennett as they explore the ways language choice interacts with race, gender, disability, and colonial constructs.

andrea is the author of Like a Boy but Not a Boy.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
12:00pm Eastern
An online event

FOLD events scheduled for May 1-15 are available via an all-access festival pass. The festival pass costs $39 and gives you access to a virtual festival platform, which includes an auditorium hosting forty virtual events, an exhibit hall with a live chat feature for communicating with vendors, and a lounge for engaging in discussions before and after events with other festival-goers.

For more information, including a link to register, click here.

FOLD presents "Poets on the Body" featuring Cicely Belle Blain and Tenille K. Campbell

online May 08 08:00 pm

FOLD (The Festival of Literary Diversity) presents "Poets on the Body," a virtual reading and panel discussion featuring Cicely Belle Blain and Tenille K. Campbell, on May 8.

Poetry has a unique capacity to unite, change, and transform - to expose bits of wisdom that reach into our lives and change the marrow of our souls. In this new evening event, poets take turns reading poetry from their most recent collections - poems that explore the human form in its many manifestations, mind, body and soul within the context of race, disability and more. Turn up the volume or gaze at the captions. This beautiful and powerful event will breathe new life into what it means to move through the world in all of its complexity.

Other poets featured are Bardia Sinaee, Bunmi Laditan, Dominik Parisien, and Natasha Ramoutar.

Cicely Belle Blain's debut poetry book is Burning Sugar. Tenille K. Campbell's most recent poetry collection is nedi nezu (Good Medicine).

Saturday, May 8, 2021
8:00pm Eastern
An online event

FOLD events scheduled for May 1-15 are available via an all-access festival pass. The festival pass costs $39 and gives you access to a virtual festival platform, which includes an auditorium hosting forty virtual events, an exhibit hall with a live chat feature for communicating with vendors, and a lounge for engaging in discussions before and after events with other festival-goers.

For more information, including a link to register, click here.