Enjoy the literary side of science with writers Tamara Oakman, Grant Clauser, Chris McCreary, Bryan Dickey, Rasheedah Phillips, Kathryn Ionata, Kyrwin Sutherland, Matt Charles, and Maggie Eighteen selected by The Apiary Corp., Bedfellows, Philadelphia Stories, Gigantic Sequins, Cleaver Magazine, Thread Makes Blanket, Painted Bride Quarterly, The AfroFuturist Affair, Metropolarity and Fact-Simile Editions.

Writers respond to the prompt “What’s the Science?” to describe how they imagine (or prefer to imagine) various phenomena occur, collaboratively creating a new cosmology. From sweaty suns to train rainbows, you’re sure to delight in this new world.

Suggested donation $7-10

Read bios of the participants at length here: https://www.facebook.com/events/472004649618093

Enjoy the literary side of science with writers Tamara Oakman, Grant Clauser, Chris McCreary, Bryan Dickey, Rasheedah Phillips, Kathryn Ionata, Kyrwin Sutherland, Matt Charles, and Maggie Eighteen selected by The Apiary Corp., Bedfellows, Philadelphia Stories, Gigantic Sequins, Cleaver Magazine, Thread Makes Blanket, Painted Bride Quarterly, The AfroFuturist Affair, Metropolarity and Fact-Simile Editions.

Writers respond to the prompt “What’s the Science?” to describe how they imagine (or prefer to imagine) various phenomena occur, collaboratively creating a new cosmology. From sweaty suns to train rainbows, you’re sure to delight in this new world.

Suggested donation $7-10

Read bios of the participants at length here: https://www.facebook.com/events/472004649618093

Sonnets for cyborgs, limericks about wizards, free form foncrete poems about your secret identity in the shape of your superhero symbol. All forms of geeky poetry will be welcome at Tattooed Mom on April 30th starting at 7:00 pm! We’ve paired up with The Apiary Corp. to bring you a night full of SF/F poetry.

Featuring the poetic stylings of Fran Wilde, the night will also be open to anyone who would like to share their innermost musings on the plight of dragons, AI love, or any topic from fandom.

The open mic will work on a first come/first serve basis, so if you want to read, make sure you get there early and sign up!

In addition to some excellent poetry, we’ll be raffling off an assortment of prizes courtesy of your favorite local comic shops and Tattooed Mom’s

Sonnets for cyborgs, limericks about wizards, free form foncrete poems about your secret identity in the shape of your superhero symbol. All forms of geeky poetry will be welcome at Tattooed Mom on April 30th starting at 7:00 pm! We’ve paired up with The Apiary Corp. to bring you a night full of SF/F poetry.

Featuring the poetic stylings of Fran Wilde, the night will also be open to anyone who would like to share their innermost musings on the plight of dragons, AI love, or any topic from fandom.

The open mic will work on a first come/first serve basis, so if you want to read, make sure you get there early and sign up!

In addition to some excellent poetry, we’ll be raffling off an assortment of prizes courtesy of your favorite local comic shops and Tattooed Mom’s

In conjunction with the 2014 Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, the Leeway Foundation presents their Second Trans Literary Salon highlighting the work of emerging literary artists from a diversity of genres including poetry, fiction, memoir, and spoken word. The salon will feature readings from Annie Mok, (ACG ’13), Darkmatter, Imogen Binnie, J Mase III (ACG ’07), and Kokumomedia Inc.. Audience members are invited to bring work to share. Hosted by J Mason III. Thursday, June 12 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm at the Leeway Foundation (1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832). Location is wheelchair accessible.

Co-sponsors:The Apiary Corp., Thread Makes Blanket, Trans Masculine Alliance Network, Topside Press, Sisterly Love, and William Way LGBT Community Center

In conjunction with the 2014 Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, the Leeway Foundation presents their Second Trans Literary Salon highlighting the work of emerging literary artists from a diversity of genres including poetry, fiction, memoir, and spoken word. The salon will feature readings from Annie Mok, (ACG ’13), Darkmatter, Imogen Binnie, J Mase III (ACG ’07), and Kokumomedia Inc.. Audience members are invited to bring work to share. Hosted by J Mason III. Thursday, June 12 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm at the Leeway Foundation (1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832). Location is wheelchair accessible.

Co-sponsors:The Apiary Corp., Thread Makes Blanket, Trans Masculine Alliance Network, Topside Press, Sisterly Love, and William Way LGBT Community Center

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-trans-literary-salon-tickets-11372283807

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Annie Mok

Annie Mok writes and draw comic books, both solo, and collaboratively with artists including Emily Carroll and Sophia Foster-Dimino. She recently illustrated and designed a zine edition of Casey Plett’s short story ‘Lizzy & Annie.’ Annie draws an ongoing diary comics strip for ‘Comics Workbook’ called ‘Bleed-Throughs.’ She sings in the pop band See-Through Girls. Find out more about Annie’s work here.

DarkMatter

DarkMatter is a trans/national queer South Asian activist creative hivemind that likes to think about alternative post/colonial cyborg digestive futures && spit expletives about prison abolition and heteropatriarchy. You can read more about their work @DarkMatterRage and/or darkmatterrage.com.

Imogen Binnie

Imogen Binnie writes the zines The Fact That It’s Funny Doesn’t Make It A Joke and Stereotype Threat. She also writes a monthly column for Maximum Rocknroll magazine, and her work has been featured in The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, as well as on prettyqueer.com, lambdaliterary.org and elsewhere. She writes about books at KeepYourBridgesBurning.com and her first novel, Nevada, was published in 2013. It is the recipient of a MOTHA Award and a finalist in the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards.

J Mase III

J Mase III is a black/trans/queer poet currently based in Brooklyn. The creator of the traveling performance event Cupid Ain’t @#$%!: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Poetry Movement, J Mase has shared his special brand of poetry on stages around the U.S. and UK. An organ donor, he is the author of If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell My Kidney I Was the Fiercest Poet Around. In J Mase’s other life as an educator and activist, he has worked with thousands of community members and service providers across the country on the needs of LGBTQ youth and adults in spaces such as faith communities, elementary schools, domestic violence shelters, medical agencies, juvenile justice organizations, and foster care programs, among others. An advocate of really fierce scars and queering scripture, he currently spends his offstage time teaching poetry at various youth organizations. To find out more about J Mase III, feel free to stalk (follow) him on Twitter @jmaseiii, Facebook J Mase III, or track him on his website at jmaseiii.com.

KOKUMỌ

KOKUMỌ is the CEO/Founder of KOKUMOMEDIA INC., a Black transwoman run and operated multimedia production company that uses music, film, theatre, and literature to illuminate experiences of TGI people of color. For more information, please visit kokumedia.com.

One of these days we’re going to have enough time out of our day jobs and personal projects and group organizing efforts to write some beefy articles up on this chumpie, but until then we’re going to keep updating you with media from our efforts in the meatspace.

Here’s a bit of backlog coverage from two events, The Apiary Corp & The Dream Oven‘s Come As Your Madness smut reading in September 2013, and the 11th annual Philly Zine Fest in October 2013

Ras Mashramani readily reads a bunch of filth at Little Berlin in the world’s best ambivalent dial-up monotone (this is one of the multitude of reasons she is loved).

Jump ahead a month and here she is reading a piece about cyberspace adolesence and chatroom survival called The Nightspace at Philly Zine Fest 2013 At the Rotunda, October 12th, 2013

R.Phillips (also of the Afrofuturist Affair) reads from Literary Social Vision & Building Benevolent Institutions Part 1 at the same fest. If you like hard SF, do yourself a favor and get turned on here.

“Like newborns to an umbilical cord we remain tethered to institutions all our lives.”

Then she follows up, reading the excerpt “Zero Point” from the tentatively titled Slice Convergence and Non-Local Spaces. She read this at the last Laser Life and everybody’s head exploded (then reassembled by reversing the thermodynamic flow of time)

Don’t miss us. We regularly post about our upcoming events here in our Events Calendar, and more readily at our Surveillance Facebook page.

And feel free to invite us out too 😉