Opening night at Flyleaf Books
Thursday, May 12th, my dear friend and co-conspirator Molly McGinn and I, trundled off to Chapel Hill, where we read Sugar and played soulful tunes for a nice group of old friends. Honestly, it was so great to see and TOUCH everybody. Appropriately. With consent.
SUGAR, A MEMOIR OF CRAVING is AVAILABLE!
You can find it via Transgresspress.org/sugar.html and purchase alone, or with Trunky: A Memoir of Institutionalization & Southern Hospitality for a reduced price of $30 for both! It’s also available on Amazon, and can be ordered through your favorite book store. My bookstore is Flyleafbooks.com in Chapel Hill, NC
Queer Alchemy–Being a Writer in Troubling Times
Recently I was privileged to speak at the Sounds of Change Youth Project, a week-long workshop on spoken word for people aged 14-19. that happened at the LGBTQ Center of Durham. Below is a video of my talk, the central theme being about how critical community is to the creation of work!
A Tide of Horror, and some Good News.
There’s an op-ed in the Huffington Post today that expressed the horror in Charlottesville, Virginia succinctly: White Supremacy is Demonic. I’m not Christian nor do I have time for the Devil. There is something absolutely demonic, however, in seeing the rotten spawn of Nazi Germany, the confederacy, slavery, et al, be so emboldened and so…
Unabashedly, Gleefully Queer: Sammy at the Lammies!
Tig Notaro! Cynthia Nixon! Jeanette Winterson! Eileen Myles! Taylor Mac! Justin Vivian Bond! The presenters and attendees are a star-studded batch of LGBTQ goodness, suggesting, as the Guardian says, that this award ceremony is “unabashedly, gleefully queer…” As the day draws near, I confess: what had been a rather lackluster attempt at excitement for the Lambda…
Linky Dinks and Newsy-Doos
Well I have been a busy transgender human author lately! Transgress Press author Lei Ming and I spent a day in Atlanta, beginning with a colloquium at Georgia State University focused on the transgender relationship with institutions. Lei Ming, who goes by “Ray,” spoke of the lack of resources and community in China, particularly rural…
TRUNKY is nominated for a Lammy!
I am thrilled to be included in a stunning roster of trans and LGBTQetc writers whom are nominated as finalists for the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards! Look for me and my dapper brother Eric, as we attend the event in New York City, Monday June 12th. Early booking is available, and recommended: there will be…