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Guelph launch of Small Beauty
May 14, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Metonymy author jia qing wilson-yang returns to Guelph to launch her first novel, Small Beauty. Join us at Silence Sounds on Saturday, May 14th after you finish up at the market. A live reading will be followed by a book signing and general hanging out.
Small Beauty tells the story of Mei, who in coping with the death of her cousin abandons her life in the city to live in his now empty house in a small town. There she connects with his history as well as her own, learns about her aunt’s long-term secret relationship, and reflects on the trans women she left behind. She also brushes up against some local trans mysteries and gets advice from departed loved ones with a lot to say.
jia qing wilson-yang is a mixed race trans woman living in Toronto. She likes to write poems and stories and music. Her writing has appeared in Bound to Struggle: Where Kink and Radical Politics Meet (ed. Simon Strikeback) and Letters Lived: Radical Reflections, Revolutionary Paths (ed. Sheila Sampath), and the women of colour issue of Room magazine. She has recorded several acoustic albums and this one time was a drummer in a pop punk band.