Wednesday, November 2, 2011

julia events update november 2011

Hi folks, I hope this update finds you well!

So like I said in my last update, I have a veritable slew of events (both SF Bay Area & out of town) this November! here they are:



1) Out of town

On Monday, November 7, I will be at Amherst College, MA giving a presentation called "Putting the Feminine Back Into Feminism". It will take place on campus at the Paino Lecture Hall, Beneski Earth Sciences Building from 8:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. More info can be found here:
http://events.amherst.edu/2011/11/07/4442/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105631346213920
Directions: For a map of the Amherst College campus, visit https://www.amherst.edu/map/ Questions? e-mail pridealliance@amherst.edu

then the very next day - Tuesday November 8th - I will be at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA giving a presentation called "I'll See It When I Believe It: On Experience, Perception and Gender Entitlement". It will be at Miller Learning Center & Adinkra Hall (Memorial Hall) at 6:30pm.

2) local Bay Area events

it has been a while since I have read or performed locally in the San Francisco/Oakland/Berkeley Bay Area. Well, as a wise man once said: "when it rains it snows!" Here are the five (count 'em, 5!) local events I'll be at in November:

--Thursday, November 10 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: Books Inc. in the Castro (2275 MARKET ST)
book release for the new anthology:
TRANS/LOVE: RADICAL SEX, LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS BEYOND THE GENDER BINARY
Writers who will be reading (besides me) include: Morty Diamond, Shawna Virago, Vera Sepulveda, Taylor Xavier, and perhaps a surprise guest!
plus Morty will print some of my HELLA TRANS t shirtS to sell (for just the cost of the shirt: $4.00!!!)

--Friday, November 11, from 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Ceremonial Room, LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
TRANS/GENDERING THE VOICE: JULIA SERANO IN CONVERSATION WITH STEPHAN PENNINGTON
sponsored by the AMS-LGBTQ STUDY GROUP MEETING
The program will consist of roughly one hour of conversation (about my music, writing and performance) followed by a half hour of questions.
more details can be found here:
http://events.sfgate.com/san-francisco-ca/events/show/208588466-transgendering-the-voice-julia-serano-in-conversation-with-stephan-pennington

--Thursday, November 17, 5:00-7:00
Location: UC Berkeley campus, Gender Equity Resource Center (202 Chavez)
“Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary”
so this is another Trans/Love book reading, but just Morty and me this time, so there will likely be a longer Q&A.
more details here: http://geneq.berkeley.edu/transgender

--November 28, 7:00 pm
Books Inc. Alameda
Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica book reading
Readers will include editor Tristan Taormino, plus Dean Scarborough, Evan Swafford, Shawna Virago and myself.
Location: Books Inc. 1344 Park Street, Alameda, CA 510-522-2226 (Twitter: @BooksIncEvents)
Admission: Free and open to all.

--November 29, 7:30 pm
Books Inc. (Castro/SF)
Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica book reading
Readers will include editor Tristan Taormino, plus Gina deVries, Shawna Virago, Michael Hernandez, Dean Scarborough, Evan Swafford and myself.
Location: Books Inc., 2257 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 415-864-6777 (Twitter: @BooksIncEvents)
Admission: Free and open to all.

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oh, and btw, if you are interested in either or both of these anthologies, but cannot make those events, here's what you need to know:

"Trans/Love" (edited by Morty Diamond) includes pieces by Shawna Virago, Sassafras Lowery, Max Valerio, Silas Howard, Joelle Ruby Ryan, Ashley Altadonna, Cooper Lee Bombardier and others. My contribution, entitled "Cherry Picking," is about my many experiences with "virginity" over the course of my life.

for a preview, here is the amazon site for the book:
http://www.amazon.com/Trans-Love-Radical-Relationships-Beyond/dp/1933149566
but be sure to buy it at a local, independent bookstore if you can!

also, there will be YouTube videos for many of the pieces:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xVvRc-Fg_Y
here is the link to a short excerpt of my piece:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwT_Ruufqxk

Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica (edited by Tristan Taormino) includes pieces by Kate Bornstein, Patrick Califia, S. Bear Bergman, Ivan Coyote, Laura Antoniou, Helen Boyd, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Toni Amato, Alicia E. Goranson, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Gina de Vries and others. My contribution happens to be about my long ago brief experimentation with a recreational drug that begins with a V...

for a preview, here is the amazon site for the book:
http://www.amazon.com/Take-Me-There-Genderqueer-Erotica/dp/157344720X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314479942&sr=8-1
but be sure to buy it at a local, independent bookstore if you can!

also, here is a post from Tristian's blog about the anthology:
http://tristantaormino.tumblr.com/post/6556984945/take-me-there-trans-and-genderqueer-erotica-is-my

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there it is. I obviously have a lot on my plate this month, hope to see y'all somewhere along the way!

Best wishes, -julia

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