Writerly Updates: Articles and Event Highlights

This month has been busy, busy, busy as Lady Sara Vibes and I are starting to wind down from IMsL and prepare for our next adventure.  I wanted to take a moment to highlight a few articles and interviews I’ve had published since the beginning of the year and an event coming up where I will be reading dirty poems and book excerpts!

Rvkery Winter Issue, Vol X, No 1; cover image by Marilyn Sears Bourbon

Rvkery Winter Issue, Vol X, No 1; cover image by Marilyn Sears Bourbon

Interview with Anais Surkin on Rkvry Quarterly Literary Journal

http://www.rkvryquarterly.com/?p=3815

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by dear friend and fellow activist Anais Surkin on my piece “The Light Keeper (for Sonya)” published with Rvkry Quarterly’s Winter Issue.  Anais asked all the hard questions that  helped me dive deeper into the themes of my novel, touching on issues of race, class, storytelling and healing.  Check out the interview and read my piece The Light Keeper for an excerpt of my novel.

Autostraddle Article - Race, Class and White People's Beach Houses: On Talking to Privileged People About Privilege

Autostraddle Article – Race, Class and White People’s Beach Houses: On Talking to Privileged People About Privilege

Autostraddle Article: If It Takes Comparing Beach Houses – A Message to White Feminists on Acknowledging Class to Talk about Race

http://www.autostraddle.com/race-class-and-white-peoples-beachhouses-on-talking-to-privileged-people-about-privilege-172637/

I was inspired to write this article after witnessing a talk back conversation following a staged reading of Sarah Schulman’s Roe V Wade.  This piece had actually been “cooking”  – in the words of Audre Lorde – since before Black history month/after Women’s history month, but it did not pour out of me until I was in a conversation with white folks about class.  Check out it and continue the race and class conversation.

Butch Fest presents “Dirty Panties – A Queer Erotica Reading”

dirty-panties2

I am delighted to be reading as a special guest  at the Dirty Panties, queer erotica reading, sponsored by Butch Fest, a weekend-long celebration of lesbians and queers who identify as tomboys, butches, studs, machas, aggressives, bois, genderqueers, transmen, two-spirits, and all other identities masculine of center (MoC*).

The Dirty Panties Reading will be held at Resource Center Dallas, Saturday, May 4th at 6pm!  I am excited to share the stage with such fabulous performers such as Joe LeBlanc, founder and board chair of Butch Voices and spend the weekend attending Butchfest Events including the Unicorn Party!  Check out the site for more event details: www.butchfest.com

Stay tuned for a future post ImsL 27, Service and Self-Care and two self-published book reviews, Sassafras Lowrey’s “Roving Pack” and Allison Moon’s new novel “Hungry Ghost”.

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