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Toronto launch of Small Beauty
May 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Join author jia qing wilson-yang in her premier launch of her first novel, Small Beauty! She’ll be doing reading and book signing, and copies of the book will be for sale. If you supported the Kickstarter campaign, you will also have a chance to pick up your preordered copy and/or extra rewards (otherwise we’ll be sending them in the mail).
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.