Posted by on 23 September 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Coming up this Tuesday, I’ll be speaking on a free panel about the challenges facing QTPOC (queer trans people of colour) artists. The panel also features the wise and wonderful Farzana Doctor, author of three novels and a great advocate for other authors. Our moderator will be public educator, producer and advocate datejie green.

This panel is being presented in Hamilton (about a 1 hour drive or a 1.25 hour train trip from Toronto) for the Roots En Route Arts Festival. The festival has previously focused on Black histories but has more recently broadened its focus to the histories of other groups of people too.

Here are the event details:

In Conversation: Farzana Doctor, Tom Cho & datejie green

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00-7:30pm

The Hamilton Room, Hamilton Central Library, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Bryan Prince Bookseller is collaborating with Roots En Route to present a panel discussion on the challenges and barriers faced by QTPOC artists working in a range of media. The event is free of charge.

I’ve been to Hamilton before (in 2014, where I gave a reading with author and artist Shani Mootoo for Hamilton Pride at Bryan Prince Bookseller). I’m grateful to have the opportunity to return. Thanks to Bryan Prince Bookseller and Roots En Route for their support.


This Sunday, I’ll also be at Toronto’s Word on the Street Festival, which runs from 11am to 6pm at Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West). 

Look Who’s Morphing will be on sale at the booth for AKIN Collective, which runs the studio space where I’ve started doing most of my fiction-writing (so excited about this!). I’ll also be volunteering at the AKIN booth from 3:30-4:30pm. The booth is number FB4 and it’s between the Powerplant Art Gallery and Boxcar Social Coffee Shop – it’s marked by the yellow star labelled “AKIN” in the “Fringe Beat” Zone in the middle of this map:

AKIN Collective at Word On the Street

Hope to see you at the festival!