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Queer & Trans Artists of Color Book Read Event #3 w/Nia King

Queer & Trans Artists of Color Book Read Event #3 w/Nia King

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Ann Arbor District Library (Downtown Location), 343 S 5th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Calendar: Stamps Events
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Join us for a talk by artist, activist and author, Nia King. King will speak about her book series, Queer & Trans Artits of Color and other projects. Copies of the books will be for sale. A book signing will follow the event. Recommended reading: Queer & Trans Artists of Color, Volumes 1, 2 & 3.

Nia King is a queer mixed-race (Black/Lebanese/Hungarian) journalist and media-maker based in Philadelphia, PA. She has been hosting and producing We Want the Airwaves podcast, on which she interviews queer and trans artists of color about their lives and work, since 2013. She has self-published three books of interviews from the podcast: Queer & Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives, edited by Jessica Glennon-Zukoff and Terra Mikalson (2014); Queer & Trans Artists of Color: Volume 2, edited by Elena Rose (2016); and Queer & Trans Artists of Color: Volume 3, edited Maliha Ahmed (2019).

Nia’s writing and comics have appeared at Colorlines.com, the East Bay Express, and Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. She has spoken at colleges and conferences across the US and Canada including Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Queen’s University, the Allied Media Conference, Facing Race, and the National Association for Ethnic Studies conference. She received a Best of the East Bay Award in 2016 and was featured in KQED’s #BayBrilliant (formerly Women to Watch) series in 2018.

About the Queer & Trans Artists of Color Book Read Event Series

The Queer & Trans Artists of Color Book Read Event Series is centered around queer, mixed-race writer, artist, filmmaker, and activist Nia King’s book series Queer & Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives Volumes 1, 2 & 3. In the books, King interviews fellow queer and trans artists of color about their work, their lives, and “making it” - both in terms of success and in terms of survival. Each event features a guest artist who will speak about their own practice and lead a group discussion on a topic from the book. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Queer & Trans Artists of Color Book Read Event Series is organized by Stamps Gallery and presented in partnership with the U-M Spectrum Center with support from the Ann Arbor District Library. It is sponsored by the U-M Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Purchase copies of the Queer & Trans Artists of Color books here.

For more information about this event or the Queer & Trans Artists of Color Book Read Event Series contact, Stamps Gallery Outreach and Public Engagement Coordinator Jennifer Junkermeier-Khan at jenjkhan@umich.edu or (734)615-5322.

Download printable PDF schedule of events for this series: Queer & Trans Artists of Color Book Read Series: January 18, February 8, and March 14

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Saturday, March 14, 2020, 2:00pm - 4:00pm   View other events on this day