Wednesday, October 16, 2013

julia update - Excluded BOOK TOUR starts now, plus excerpts, reviews & interviews

note: this is my monthly email update for October, 2013 - to get these updates emailed directly to you, you can sign up for my email list here.

julia update october 2013

in this update:
1) Julia's Excluded book reading tour is afoot!
2) Excluded-related reviews and interviews
3) recent essays

1) hey Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, Chicago, Cincinnati, Toronto, Portland, and Seattle - come out and see me on my book tour!

So as most of you probably know by now, my new book Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive is out! You can find out more about the book by clicking the link. The book can be purchased from your local independent book store. Or it can be ordered online at independent book stores such as Women and Children First, Giovanni's Room, and Powell's Books, as well as bigger online sellers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I've done a couple of book readings here in the San Francisco Bay Area already, but later today I fly out to the East coast to begin my book tour. I've done a couple of book readings here in the San Francisco Bay Area already, but later today I fly out to the East coast to begin my book tour. I have a Facebook event page for the book tour - feel free to invite your friends!

Here is where you can see me:

Thursday, October 17, 2013 -- Calamus Bookstore, (92 S St # B, Boston, MA 02111) at 7pm.

Friday, October 18, 2013 -- Giovanni’s Room, (345 South 12th Street (at Pine), Philadelphia, PA 19107) at 5:30pm.

Monday, October 21, 2013 -- Bluestockings, (172 Allen St., New York City, NY 10002) at 7pm.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 -- Women and Children First Books, (5233 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640) at 7:30pm.

Friday, November 8, 2013 -- book signing (not a reading) at the Seal Press booth at the National Women’s Studies Association conference, (Cincinnati, OH) at 4pm.

Friday, November 8, 2013 -- Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati, (2692 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208) at 7pm.

Sunday, November 10th -- Glad Day Bookshop, (598A Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada) at 7pm.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 -- Powell’s City of Books, (1005 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR) at 7:30pm.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 -- Elliott Bay Book Company, (1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle WA, 98122) at 7pm.

Other book readings may materialize - if they do, I will announce them in future updates. Also, I often do a number of college appearances every year. So if you are affiliated with some kind of college organization or department, then consider bringing me out to your campus! For more details, check out my booking webpage. . .

2) Excluded-related excerpts, reviews and interviews!

The book has been garnering some press lately - here is a round up of what's out there so far:

The book was reviewed by Publisher's Weekly, and previewed by The Advocate and SheWired.

Excerpts from the book have recently been published in The Advocate, Velvetpark, and Women’s eNews.

Interviews with me about the book have appeared in The Atlantic, The Hooded Utilitarian, and PQ Monthly.

I will continue to compile links to future reviews and articles related to the book on my personal website's Excluded webpage.

3) recent essays

Somehow, amidst all this book promotion, I've managed to write a few new essays that appear on my blog!

One of them, Myriad Double Standards, is directly related to the new book - it is the first in a series of posts I plan to do over the next few months to highlight some of the main ideas that I discuss in Excluded.

The other two new pieces, Considering Trans and Queer Appropriation and In Defense of Partners, tackle complex issues that I feel tend to get oversimplified or overlooked in trans and queer communities. . .

That's it for now. And remember, between updates, you can always check out:

my main website

my blog

my Twitter feed

my Facebook page


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  3. For the record, I have deleted the above comments (and presumably some future comments) because they had nothing to do with the post. Apparently, if you mention the names of multiple cities on your blog, spam-bots (or people who are paid to be spam-bots) leave thinly-veiled advertisements about travel and tourism. Argh...