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January 2017

Ottawa book launch: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars

January 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venus Envy Ottawa, 226 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 1X1 Canada
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Free

Kick off 2017 in Ottawa with Kai Cheng Thom's launch of her first novel, Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir.

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February 2017

Kingston book launch: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars

February 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
AKA Autonomous Social Centre, 75 Queen Street
Kingston, Ontario Canada
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Free

Books will be available for purchase at the event. All are welcome! This venue has an accessible entrance and accessible, single stall washroom. Please do not wear scented products at AKA. For more info contact germinations (at) riseup (dot) net

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March 2017

Halifax launch of Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venus Envy Halifax, 1589 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J1Z6 Canada
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Books will be available for purchase at this free event. All are welcome! This venue has an accessible entrance.

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April 2017

Vancouver launch of Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5N4E7 Canada
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Author Kai Cheng Thom returns to her hometown to launch her Lambda Literary Award–nominated debut novel, Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir.

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Kai Cheng Thom at the Blue Metropolis Festival

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Stock Bar, 1171 Ste Catherine East
Montreal, Quebec Canada
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Metonymy author Kai Cheng Thom will make two appearances at Montreal's 2017 Blue Metropolis Festival. Join her on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29.

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May 2017

Kai Cheng Thom at the Festival of Literary Diversity

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives, 9 Wellington St. E
Brampton, Ontario L6W 1Y1 Canada
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$10

They fight injustice, obliterate boundaries, and/or defy expectations – bringing real and imagined worlds to life. Meet badass female characters and the writers who created them. Join Kai Cheng Thom, M-E Girard and Sarah Raughley in conversation with Sheridan College Professor and Bluegate Reading Series coordinator Shoilee Khan in a power-packed panel all about women warriors in literature.

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jia qing wilson-yang at the Wakefield Writers Festival des écrivains La Pêche

May 12 @ 7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Kaffé 1870, 715 Riverside
Wakefield, Quebec Canada
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Wakefield's quirky and talented Sheena Beena Turcotte hosts the festival’s most audacious sCrawl to date. You are invited to partake of the rhythmic word images and musical landscapes of two of Canada’s best spoken word artists—Queen Ka and Ian Keteku—and the fresh insights of authors Jasmine Aziz and jia qing wilson-yang on sex and gender identity.

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June 2017

Trish Salah & Friends: Hamilton Book Launch

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, 1060 King Street W
Hamilton, Ontario Canada
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Trish Salah returns to Hamilton for the launch of the Canadian edition of Lyric Sexology, Volume 1.

Joining her are 2017 Lambda Award finalists jia qing wilson-yang (winner of best trans fiction) and Kai Cheng Thom.

Where: The Reading Room at Bryan Prince Bookseller - 1060 King Street West.

Free, but seating is limited.

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July 2017

Halifax launch of Lyric Sexology Vol. 1 (new edition)

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venus Envy Halifax, 1589 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J1Z6 Canada
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Free

This collection of lyric poetry draws on personal history and theory, anthropological and psychoanalytic archives, to “make a perfect mess of so much human experience that’s been too tidily categorized” (Michael V. Smith). The 2017 edition features four new poems and a new cover design by Kai Yun Ching and Wai-Yant Li.

Trish will be joined for the Halifax launch by local artist Anna Quon.

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Toronto launch: Lyric Sexology Vol. 1 (new edition)

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Another Story Book Shop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave
Toronto, Canada
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Join Toronto-based poet Trish Salah for the launch of the new Canadian edition of Lyric Sexology Vol. 1.

Chances are you’ve read Salah’s poetry that “makes a perfect mess of so much human experience that's been too tidily categorized” (Michael V. Smith). Drawing on personal history and theory, anthropological and psychoanalytic archives, Salah’s lyric and language poetry will be your summer reading, we hope.

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