On Friday Sept 28 at 5:30pm, I’ll be on a panel with Farzana Doctor, Gwen Benaway, and Shree Paradkar (who will be moderating) for the inaugural year of JLF Toronto, a Toronto edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival. The event takes place in the Young Centre (50 Tank House Lane—it’s in the Distillery Historic District), in the Tank House Theatre on the Motwani Jadeja Foundation Stage.
Here’s the blurb for the panel, as it appears in the festival program:
Dictionaries of Desire
Gwen Benaway, Farzana Doctor and Tom Cho in conversation with Shree Paradkar
A session featuring readings that voice different aspects of sexuality across the spectrum, along with the challenges and alliances across intersections of race, belief and gender.
Farzana Doctor is a Canadian novelist, activist, psychotherapist and author of All Inclusive.
Gwen Benaway is a trans girl of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. She is also currently editing a book of creative non-fiction, trans girl in love.
Tom Cho is an artist and the author of the collection of fictions Look Who’s Morphing.
Shree Paradkar is the Race and Gender columnist for the Toronto Star, Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy and author of Betrayed.
Due to the context and topic, I’ll likely focus my comments on Look Who’s Morphing (and my fiction-writing practice more broadly). I might have a chance to discuss my novel-in-progress too.