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#we – a talk and reading series of queer perspectives

November 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

Free of charge and a hat will be passed

Please join us for the sixth installment of #we, a talk and reading series of queer perspectives hosted by Richard Loranger. Each event features two writers from various segments of the queer spectrum, who each give a talk on their perspective on or experience of queerness, followed by a reading of their creative work.

For our sixth event, trans poet Natasha Dennerstein will give a talk titled “Rebel, rebel, you’ve torn your dress”, along with reading from Seahorse, her Nomadic Press chapbook about her years of trans prostitution and transition in a harsher time of the 1980s; and Pushcart-nominated writer and queer disability activist Hilary Brown will give a talk titled “I’m a Mover and a Shaker: Thoughts From an Epileptiqueer”, and will read a variety of relevant work.

We try to start promptly at 7 pm. Q&A and chat time will follow.

Absolutely all are welcome to this sharing of perspectives. The venue is wheelchair accessible (rest room in the restaurant next door), and ASL translation for the deaf is available on request, with a two-week notice preferred.



a talk and reading series of queer perspectives


Natasha Dennerstein
and Hilary Brown


Hosted by Richard Loranger



Natasha Dennerstein was born in Melbourne, Australia. She worked as a psychiatric nurse which gave her an interesting perspective on the human condition. She has an MFA from San Francisco State University. Natasha has had poetry published in many journals including Landfall, Shenandoah, Bloom, Red Light Lit, Spoon River Poetry Review, Foglifter and North American Review. Her collections Anatomize (2015), Triptych Caliform (2016) and her novella-in-verse About a Girl (2017) were published by Norfolk Press in San Francisco. Her trans chapbook Seahorse (2017) was published by Nomadic Press in Oakland. She collaborated on a book with visual artist Kaye Freeman Turn and Face the Strange (2019). She lives in Oakland, California, where she is an editor at Nomadic Press and works at St James Infirmary, a clinic for sex-workers in San Francisco. She was a 2018 Fellow of the Lambda Literary Writer’s Retreat.

Hilary Brown is a Pushcart-nominated writer and queer disability activist living in Oakland, California. Their chapbook, When She Woke She Was an Open Field (Headmistress Press), was a finalist for the Charlotte Mew Prize. Their work appears or is forthcoming in Queerly, APT, The Ocotillo Review, The South Carolina Review, and A Disabled Woman’s Reader. They enjoy reading their work around the Bay Area.


November 26, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Free of charge and a hat will be passed
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E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore
410 13th Street
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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