I started this over the last week of March, but this week has been so nuts that I couldn’t get it done.
In sum: April is busy! Lots of events! The most exciting of which is a week-long trip to Minneapolis, Madison, and Milwaukee toward the end of the month, as well as a return visit to Drew University, and the one year anniversary of Sideshow!
Events with Mr. Sexsmith
|Thursday, April 7th, 8pm||The Gay Ol’ Opry: Queer Country Music Festival! I’ll be in the DapperQ Fashion Show||Public Assembly, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY|
|Tuesday, April 11th, 8pm||Sideshow: The Queer Literary Carnival: Siblings with Anne-E. Wood, Katie Liederman, and Kay Ulanday Barrett||at The Phoenix, 447 East 13th Street at Avenue A in New York City|
|Tuesday, April 19th, 8pm||Cock Confidence at The Tool Shed||2427 N. Murray Ave, Milwaukee, WI|
|Wed, April 20th, 7pm||Workshop at UW Madison (TBA)||Madison, WI|
|Thursday, April 21st, 4pm||Radical & Responsible Gender workshop||Hamline University, Minneapolis MN|
|Thursday, April 21st, 8pm||Spoken word performance featuring some of my most requested pieces, including “Butch Poem,” “How to Survive Your First Year in New York City,” “Me in a Nutshell,” “For the Record,” and others||Hamline University, Minneapolis MN|
|Friday, April 22nd, 8pm||Cock Confidence at Smitten Kitten||3010 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN|
|Wed, April 27th, 8pm||Advanced Gender & Kink Through Feminism (a new workshop!)||Drew University, Madison, NJ|
I’ll update this if any other events get added.
I’m still booking some spring events! I am mostly planning to be writing in May and June, but I do have some travel days possible if you would like to bring me to your college or organization. And I’m already beginning to book some of my fall travel—I’ll be working at home and writing through May and June, and then doing more travel in July, August, and September, including some travels to Seattle in early July, the Butch Voices national conference in Oakland in August, and Dark Odyssey Summer Camp in September. My schedule is kept up on mrsexsmith.com/appearances if you want to see if I’m coming your way.
I’d love to post other community events happening this month, but I don’t even know what’s going on aside from my own events, since the month is so busy. I’m sure Queer Memoir and Red Umbrella Diaries are happening, and Ruckus is a new queer reading series and looks amazing too.
I do have tickets to go see Girlyman at City Winery along with Coyote Grace, I’m thrilled about that. It’ll be a great peaceful date event in the midst of a lot of travel and chaos. I’ve never seen Girlyman live but I adore their live CD and I’ve heard they are an amazing show. And have you seen their music video for Young James Dean, directed by Margaret Cho? The song is described as “a meditation on butch identity” and the video is full of queers, some you’ll probably even recognize like Amos Mac, Rocco Kayiatos, Ian Harvie, Madison Young, and Tomcat. I really love Doris’s voice though, here’s one of her songs:
Doris was recently diagnosed with leukemia, the same month that Cheryl was actually, and she’s been writing about it in a separate blog from the Girlyman site. Sending love her way, and I’m thrilled to be able to see them all in concert.
Last but not least, here’s my 2011 workshop offerings in a PDF so it is easy to download, you can also download my one sheet PDF or high res photos in my press kit). Get in touch if you’re interested in booking me, you can contact me directly—mrsexsmith(at)gmail—or my booking company, PhinLi, at bookings(at)phinli.com.