Friday, April 22, 2016
Come celebrate National Poetry Month at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library (101 N. Stone Ave.) on Sunday, April 24 for the free workshop entitled "How I Survived the Gay Rights Movement as a Trans Person of Color" and a poetry performance by the black, transgender Huffington Post blogger J Mase III.
J Mase III is a Black/trans/queer poet based in Seattle by way of NYC. A blogger for the Huffington Post, he is author of If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell My Kidney I was the Fiercest Poet Around and And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer's Reflections on Grief, Unemployment and Inappropriate Jokes About Death.Take a peak at some of J Mase III's poetry:
As an educator, J Mase has worked with thousands of community members in the US, the UK and Canada on the needs of LGBTQIA youth and adults. He is the founder of the international performance tour Cupid Ain’t @#$%!: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Poetry Movement and founder of awQward, the first ever trans & queer people of color specific talent agency.