понедельник, 8 октября 2007 г.

juliaserano: I have fallen off the face of the earth...

...but now I'm back! Sorry I haven't posted here in a while. since getting back from my vacation/tour in August, I've been swamped with personal issues that thwarted my attempts to blog regularly. First, my home computer's internet/airport connection began failing and it took a couple weeks to fix (I am still super-behind on my emails). I was also dealing with sadness (our oldest cat and one of our birds passed away in the last month) and fear (as it looked like I might have skin cancer on my face again, but luckily this time it was benign). But now everything seems to be going much better... Anyway, here is my monthly update (sorry for being too lazy to set up all of the links properly) ...enjoy! -j. julia update for october 2007! 1)    October readings
2)    new pieces I’ve written
3)    more Whipping Girl press and reviews hi everyone, so it’s been about 2 months since my last email update. I spent September mostly in “hermit-mode” dealing with a couple personal matters and recovering after a hectic summer. The northeast tour went great - I was going to do a big blog post about it, but then life got in the way... Anyway thanks again to everyone who helped set up and/or who came out to those readings - I had a blast and am looking forward to doing it again soon! anyway, here’s what’s going on this month: 1) October readings here are some upcoming events that I will be appearing in: October 10, 2007 -- I will be appearing at TRANSforming Gender 2007: Conference on Transgender Activism at University of Colorado Boulder. At 11:30am I will present a workshop called Transsexual and Trans Feminine Perspectives on Sexism and at 5:15pm I will participate in a panel discussion; other presenters include Helen Boyd, Matt Kailey, Dylan Scholinski and a showing of the film "Call Me Malcolm". The 10am - 5pm presentations will be at Dennis Small Cultural Center, University Memorial Center Rm 457, and the 5:15 - 9 p.m presentations will be at UMC Second Floor Senior Dedication Lounge.
http://www.colorado.edu/glbtrc/transschedule.html October 13, 2007 -- I will be reading at Seal Press’s annual LitQuake event. Other readers will include Rachel Kramer Bussel, Jenesha “Jinky” De Rivera, Daphne Gottlieb, Samara Halperin, Victoria Zackheim. Modern Times Bookstore (888 Valencia Street), 7pm.
http://www.litquake.org/the-festival/lit-crawl/ October 19, 2007 -- I will be reading at make/shift magazine’s issue 2 Release Reading/Celebration! Hosted by the editorial and publishing collective, with additional readings by Irina Contreras, Myriam Gurba, Nomy Lamm, Kaya Oakes, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore. At Mama Buzz Cafe and Gallery (2318 Telegraph, Oakland, CA), 7:00 p.m.
http://www.makeshiftmag.com/ hope you can make it out! 2) new pieces I’ve written So there are two – count'em, two! - anthologies coming out in the next month that include pieces I’ve written: the first one (I believe) is out already:
Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution
edited by Alix Olson
foreword by Eve Ensler
published by Seal Press, 2007
it includes two of my spoken word pieces (“Sleeping Sickness” and “Vice Versa”) and a new essay called “Exceeding Expectations”
http://sealpress.com/book.php?isbn=9781580052214 The second one (I believe) comes out at the end on this month:
Desire: Women Write About Wanting
edited by Lisa Solod Warren
published by Seal Press, 2007
it includes a new personal essay of mine called “At Odds” in which I describe the way I experienced my desire to be female when I was younger.
http://www.lisasolodwarren.com/desire.html also, back in August, I had the opportunity to post an article that I wrote about ongoing J. Michael Bailey controversy on the feminist blog Feministing.com. you can read it here:
http://www.feministing.com/archives/007609.html also, if you’re interested in this topic, you can read two articles about this issue that either quote or mention me:
-Bay Area Reporter:
http://www.advocate.com/exclusive_detail_ektid48612.asp FYI, I am currently writing a long piece about this controversy that I hope to put up on my website by the end of the month, so stay tuned... 3) more Whipping Girl press so most recently I was interviewed by Helen Boyd on her My Husband Betty blog:
http://www.myhusbandbetty.com/?p=1682 some of these other articles/reviews came out back in August when I was on tour, but here they are anyway for those who are interested: Washington City Paper, August 15, 2007
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/display.php?id=2321 Toronto Xtra, August 16, 2007
http://www.xtra.ca/public/viewstory.aspx?AFF_TYPE=3&STORY_ID=3469&PUB_TEMPLATE_ID=1 Capital Xtra, Thursday, August 16, 2007
http://www.xtra.ca/public/viewstory.aspx?AFF_TYPE=2&STORY_ID=3486&PUB_TEMPLATE_ID=2 Now Toronto, August 23, 2007 http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/2007-08-23/books_reviews2.php Curve magazine, Volume 17 #8, August, 2007
http://www.curvemag.com/Detailed/830.html There are also a couple radio interviews of me from the summer on the web that you can stream/download: Strictly Confidential, July 19, 2007
http://server2.whiterosesociety.org/content/SC/StrictlyConfidential-(19-7-2007).mp3 Out in the Bay, June 28, 2007
http://www.outinthebay.com/archives.htm (scroll down that page to find it) Radio Free Transburgh
http://www.transburgh.com/emilia/media/1/transburghjuliaserano.mp3 Also, Seal Press (who published Whipping Girl) has a new podcast series – my interview should be added there soon...
http://www.sealpress.com/podcasts.php ok, that’s it for now...

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