BIPOC Showcase! Art and writing from the TBA book
Time & Location
About the Event
Join us for the BIPOC Showcase launch of the TransBareAll anthology of new writing and art! We are delighted to welcome some of the featured artists and writers whose work is featured in the forthcoming TBA book, as well as an open mic for trans and non-binary Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, with audience attendance open to all.
After the readings and open mic, we will keep the zoom room open for an additional hour until 9.30pm so you can socialise, chat, and hang out with a glass of your household's finest.
What to expect:
Against the roar of destructive noise, the minds behind TransBareAll decided to mark ten years of work by speaking for themselves, on their own terms, at a time when trans voices are rarely allowed to be heard.
The result - this book! - is a collective endeavour of words and artwork. The contributors within followed the path dug by the few trans writers who are now starting to get some recognition, and took inspiration from the knowledge that within the trans community there is a huge wellspring of talent, knowledge and experience. The result is something quite extraordinary.
Within these pages you will find faith, and passion, and struggle. You will find anger and you will find laughter. You will find strategies for surviving a racist misogynist world. Strategies for navigating parenthood. You will find sex (because this is not a children’s book) and reckoning. You will find mountains and moorland, a cigarette scraped across the wall of a pub and a size 9 stiletto. You will find pieces of Lego that make sense of the world and a haircut at the best barbershop in London. Most importantly, you will find a range of experiences and a wealth of trans voices, each different, speaking loud, and proud, and together.
Access info and what to bring:
There will be a 15 minute break mid-way.
The event will have live captioning.
Please bring a drink of your choice, and maybe some snacks if you wish!
How to register (registration essential):
Click here to register on Eventbrite - https://tinyurl.com/y3hlwndr
NOTE: Please ensure the name you use in the Eventbrite registration is the same as your Zoom name! Only registered guests will be admitted to the Zoom room.
if you are BIPOC and trans/non-binary you can email us for a 5 minute open mic slot at firstname.lastname@example.org Read your poetry, creative non-fiction/essay, monologue or fiction excerpt, or talk about your work as a writer or artist. As slots are limited, we can't guarantee that we will be able to accommodate every open mic request. We'll confirm open mic slots a week in advance. Open mic-ers will still need to register for the event on Eventbrite (see above)
Zoom ettiquette and security:
All guests will be muted on entry and only registered guests will be able to enter.
Please feel free to turn your camera off if you wish.
Please use the same name as you did at registration, or you will not be permitted to enter. This is to prevent zoom-bombing.
This is a space for celebration and community. Any displays of racism, transphobia, homophobia, biphobia, sexism, or other bigoted stance will not be tolerated and will result in being immediately removed from the room. This encompasses both video and the chat.