All gender reading group
Hear brand new and stunning classic work from the best Bay Area Trans and Gender Non-Conforming writers.
Jasper Jay has been writing poetically since he was a little past knee high in Appalachia. As a Queer, Disabled, Trans, long-time Bay-Area transplant, he relishes work that lets him engage in intersectional social change. Thankfully, preparing to revisit Beastcrawl has encouraged him to dive back into his love for twisting words.
Cal Calamia (they/he) is a bilingual queer trans educator, activist, and poet. His performative work has been featured at many spoken word series across The Bay, and his first book, San Franshitshow, was published by Nomadic Press last year. They are a secondary Spanish and Health educator in the city and are currently pursuing their MFA at the University of San Francisco.
Saoirse Grace is a transsexual mechanic and groundskeeper who lives in Berkeley, California. She is a filmmaker, a writer, a calligrapher, an actor, a musician, an hedonist, a visual artist, a post-Hegelian nihilist, and a good lay. She loves pluots and the sound of broken bank windows and used to love cocaine too much. Driving motorcycles really really fast or getting punched in the face are the only ways she’s been able to meditate. As a baby she literally ran before she could walk, and thinks everything else you need to know about her can be found in her art.
Avren Keating is a poet and artist living in Oakland, CA. The've published in Queen Mob's Teahouse, Omnivores, and THEM: A Trans* Lit Journal. Avren also hosts Waves Breaking, a podcast for trans and gender-variant poetry.
LEG 3: 7pm-8pm VENUE: Feelmore Social Club 1524 Broadway
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