Friday, Feb 14 | Time & location TBA
hi my name is samantha. i write a blog called bitchesgottaeat. your mom loved my book meaty. some dude named "dave" gave we are never meeting in real life two stars on goodreads and, okay, he had some valid points. I HAVE ENOUGH HATE IN MY HEART TO START A CAR.
in 2008, i started a blog on myspace (do you even know what that is) to convince this hot dude to be my boyfriend. he eventually dumped me and that was pretty terrible, but now i have a book on the new york times bestseller list. thank you, dude.
Saturday, Feb 15 | 5:00 PM EST | Miller Auditorium
Kat Blaque is an Animator, Illustrator and Youtuber from Southern California who has been openly blogging about her life for the past 10+ years on Youtube. She playfully refers to herself as “intersectionality salad” as she embodies various identities and experiences. As a black woman, she is invested in starting conversations about white supremacy and how it’s impacted her own life as well as various others. As a Trans woman, she believes that speaking about her growth and acceptance of self is vital in a world where trans people aren’t seen as valid and their possibilities are often seen as limited. She currently contributes to Everyday Feminism, Pride.com, the Huffington Post and has appeared on Buzzfeed, MTV News and MTV’s Decoded."
Sunday, Feb 16 | 10:30 AM EST | Miller Auditorium
Saeed Jones is an essential author as well as a powerful voice in the world of literary activism, and his writing often takes on questions of identity. Formerly a major contributor at Buzzfeed, he shaped his platform into a tool for social awareness with his no-holds-barred personality. His poems engage themes of intimacy, race and power, and often incorporate elements of mythology. In a 2014 interview for PEN America, Jones stated, “I’m obsessed with manhood as a brutal and artful performance. My mind always finds its way back to the crossroad where sex, race, and power collide. Journeys, transformation as well as dashed attempts to transform, fascinate me as well.”