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Incite: Queer Writers Read—July 2021

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207
Incite: Queer Writers Read is a curated, bi-monthly reading series for Queer writers. Join us in July as we explore the topic of BOTH/AND with Ari Chadwick-Saund, Kosoko Jackson, and Sarah Mirk.
This is an online event. Register to attend at https://literary-arts.org/events/.
[Zoom Link]

Incite: Queer Writers Read is a curated, bimonthly reading series for Queer writers. Incite’s hope is to create conversation, connection, and greater understanding both within the Queer community and with other communities. Hosted by Vinnie Kinsella and Jennifer Perrine.

The theme for July is Both/And.

Register for this event in advance.

Kosoko Jackson is a digital media specialist, focusing on digital storytelling, email, social and SMS marketing, and a freelance political journalist. Occasionally, his personal essays and short stories have been featured on Medium, Thought Catalog, The Advocate, and some literary magazines. When not writing YA novels that champion holistic representation of black queer youth across genres, he can be found obsessing over movies, drinking his (umpteenth) London Fog, or spending far too much time on Twitter. His YA debut, Yesterday Is History, which came out in 2021, was published by SourceBooks Fire and his adult #OwnVoices queer Romcom, I’m So (Not) Over You, will come out in 2022, by Berkley Romance.
Sarah Mirk is a graphic journalist, editor, and teacher. She is the author of Guantanamo Voices (Abrams, 2020), an illustrated oral history of Guantanamo Bay prison, which Kirkus called “extraordinary… an eye-opening, damning indictment of one of America’s worst trespasses.” She is also a zine-maker and illustrator whose comics have been featured in The Nib, The New Yorker, Bitch, and NPR. She is the author several books, includingYou Do You: Figuring Out Your Body, Dating, and Sexuality (Lerner, 2019),Sex from Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules (Microcosm, 2014), the graphic novel Open Earth (Limerence Press, 2018), and the self-published collectionYear of Zines (2020).
Ari Chadwick-Saund lives as a South Asian genderqueer playwright/poet/lyricist and dancer/performer in Portland, Oregon.  Recent works include monologues for Bag&Baggage Productions + LineStorm Playwright’s Sequestered Soliloquies series and Body Home Fat Dance’s performances at On the Boards in Seattle, Risk/Reward’s Festival of New Performance and the Knock Out Plus Size Fashion Show’s main stage performance series.  They were last seen onstage leading a rousing homo holiday sing-along and spouting ferocious poetry in Renée’s Queer Cabaret #4 and #7.  Audio-wise, Ari co-wrote their first original song, “Magnetism,” as part of Oregon Children’s Theatre and Kaiser Permanente’s 2021 Intergenerational Queer Audio Project.


Portland, OR 97207


Incite: Queer Writers Read