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Reading: Imogen Binnie
w/Sarah Gonzales, Rocket, & TC Tolbert
Thursday, March 21
$5 Suggested Donation
Casa Libre is thrilled to welcome Imogen Binnie to Tucson! Imogen will read on Thursday, March 21 at 7pm from her new novel, Nevada, recently published by Topside Press. Sarah Gonzales, Rocket, and TC Tolbert will open for her, along with a few surprise special guests.
You don't want to miss this transpectacular event!
About Nevada: Nevada is the darkly comedic story of Maria Griffiths, a young trans woman living in New York City and trying to stay true to her punk values while working retail. When she finds out her girlfriend has lied to her, the world she thought she’d carefully built for herself begins to unravel, and Maria sets out on a journey that will most certainly change her forever.
Imogen Binnie is the author of the zines The Fact That It’s Funny Doesn’t Make It A Joke and Stereotype Threat. Additionally, her work has been anthologized in The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, released in Fall 2012. She is currently a monthly contributor to Maximum Rocknroll and has previously written for Aorta Magazine, The Skinny and PrettyQueer.com. She writes about books at www.keepyourbridgesburning.com. Nevada is her first novel.
Sarah Gonzales founded TruthSarita, LLC and works both locally and nationally to address issues of inequity in communities. She experiments with the intersections of art, activism, identity, loss and liberation. She is also Codirector of Spoken Futures, LLC, a youth literacy and activist organization in Tucson, AZ. Sarah is a writer, dancer, performance artist and activist who thinks maybe haikus can save the world.
Rocket is a graduate student in Gender and Women's Studies at the U of A, working with/on/in trans-embodiment, affect theory, photography, and performance studies. Rocket has always attempted to traverse the spaces between performance, academia, and activism, including a couple of years touring as a spokenword poet in Athens Boys Choir.
TC Tolbert is a genderqueer, feminist poet and teacher committed to social justice. TC is Assistant Director of Casa Libre en la Solana, adjunct instructor at University of Arizona and Pima Community College, and wilderness instructor at Outward Bound. Co-editor, along with Tim Trace Peterson, of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, March 2013), TC has two chapbooks: spirare (Belladonna* 2012) and territories of folding (Kore Press 2011). His work won the Arizona Statewide Poetry Competition in 2010 and his first full length collection, Gephyromania, is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press. S/he is the creator of Made for Flight, a youth empowerment project that utilizes creative writing and kite building to commemorate murdered transgender people and to dismantle homophobia and transphobia. www.tctolbert.com