21 July London Free School of Applied Critical and Feminist Theory (Room 243, Senate House, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU)
Talking about representations of sexuality and gender. The programme also includes Emma Dabiri, Clare Hemmings, Sumi Madhok, Sophie Mayer, Rahul Rao, Celia Roberts and many others. More information/bookings here.
10 June Emerald Street presents: Cosey Fanni Tutti (Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR, 12.55pm)
In conversation with Cosey Fanni Tutti (ex-Throbbing Gristle, Chris & Cosey, COUM Transmissions) about her new autobiography, Art Sex Music. Part of the Emerald Street Literary Festival – more information and tickets here.
9 June Queer & Trans Writing (Professor Stuart Hall Building, LG01, Goldsmith’s, 8 Lewisham Way, London, SE14 6NW, 5-7pm, free)
Reading from my forthcoming collection of short fiction, with Travis Alabanza, Jay Bernard, Olivia Laing, Sophie Robinson and Isabel Waidner. Book tickets here.
3 June A Story of Folding and Unfolding: Short Stories and the Domestic (Raven Row, 56 Artillery Lane, London, E1 7LS, 4pm)
Presenting a new short story, responding to Raven Row’s new exhibition, 56 Artillery Lane, alongside Mira Matter, Irenosen Okojie and Anna M. Szaflarski. More details and reservations here.
24 May Curatiorial Directions public lecture (The MAC, 10 Exchange Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 2TS, 7pm)
Discussing my approach to writing in relation to art, culture and the self. More details/tickets here.
13 May The Bitter Tears of Fassbinder’s Women (NFT3, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XT, 12pm)
Taking part on a panel about Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s creative and personal relationships with women, alongside season curator Margaret Deriaz and film scholar Martin Brady, chaired by lecturer/writer Helen de Witt. More information and tickets here.
29 April Little Atoms presents: The SCUM Manifesto (Waterstones, 203/206 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD, 2pm)
Discussing Valerie Solanas’ incendiary feminist text with Alison Green and Sophie Mayer, as part of the Writers of the World Unite festival. More information and tickets here.
25 April Pallavi Paul: Long Hair, Short Ideas (Close-Up Film Centre, 97 Sclater Street, London, E1 6HR, 8pm)
In conversation with Indian filmmaker Pallavi Paul about her Long Hair, Short Ideas trilogy. More details and tickets here.
19 April This Young Monster: In Conversation with Charlie Fox (Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AA, 7pm)
Discussing Charlie Fox’s volume of art criticism, This Young Monster (Fitzcarraldo Editions). More information and tickets here.
24 March Guest Speaker Series (La Châtaigneraie campus, Primary Aula, Ecole Internationale de Genève, Route de Chêne 62, 1208 Genève, Switzerland, 10.25-11.15am and 12-1pm)
In conversation at Ecolint. More details here.
20 March On the Couch: Visible and Invisible Identities (Falmer House, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QF)
Chairing a discussion about identity and visibility with Yaa Asare (University of Brighton), Jaamil Olawale Kosoko (curator, community organiser, poet and artist) and The Vacuum Cleaner (artist/activist). More details/tickets here.
18 March Queering Love Queering Hormones at BFI Flare (NFT3, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XT, 12pm)
Screening of the 16mm film Approach/Withdraw (Ker Wallwork & Juliet Jacques, 2016) as part of a shorts programme also featuring Sam Ashby, Jacob Love, Val Phoenix, Renee Vaughan Sutherland, and Nina Wakeford. More details/tickets here.
13 March Sexual Cultures Research Group (Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, 6-8pm, free)
In conversation with Sam McBean about Trans: A Memoir. More details and booking here.
12 March Transgender, Gender and Psychoanalysis (The Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SX, 9.30am-5pm)
Reading ‘The Woman in the Portrait’ with a Q&A, as part of the SITE Conference held in conjunction with the Freud Museum. Other speakers include Dina Al-Kassim, Jo Clifford, Patricia Gherovici, and Dany Nobus. More details here.
9 February Trans-Formations (Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, London, SW11 4AN, 2.30-5pm, free)
On a panel with Museum of Transology founder E-J. Scott and V&A/RCA PhD candidate Lauren Fried to ‘explore the way that non-binary gender-identities are built through a process of identification and ‘disidentification’ with the constructs of imagery, language and narrative that surround us.’ More details here.
26 January Games with Greta: In conversation with Suzana Tratnik (Gay’s the Word, 66 Marchmont St, London, WC1N 1AB, free)
In discussion with Slovenian author/activist Suzana Tratnik about the English translation of her short story collection, Games with Greta, recently published by Dalkey Archive Press. More information here.
15 January Writers Resist: London (The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, London, WC1N 1JD, 4pm, free)
One of forty events worldwide, organised in response to Donald Trump’s inauguration as US President. Readings by Tom Pickard, Cathy Dreyer, Sarah Fletcher, Richard Skinner, Talin Tahajian and Owen Vince. Panel discussion with Dina Nayeri, Legacy Russell, Laura Waddell and me. Further details at writersresist.org.
8 December Trans: In Conversation with David Stubbs (Pages of Hackney, 70 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0RN, 7pm)
Talking to David Stubbs (author of Future Days, 1996 and the End of History and other books) about Trans: A Memoir. Book tickets here.
28 November I Am My Own (The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, London, WC1N 1JD, 7pm)
Screening of Rosa von Praunheim’s film I Am My Own Woman (1992), hosted by Club des Femmes and Verso Books. The programme also includes Peggy Shaw: A Film Portrait (Tanya Syed, 2014) and a three-minute extract from Desire by Campbell X, who will then be in discussion with Dr Kitt Price and me. More details here.
15 November Trans: In Conversation with Joanna Walsh (Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AA, 7pm)
Another event to launch the paperback version of my book. Tickets and further details here.
27 October Trans: In Conversation with Nina Power (Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT, 7pm)
Launch for the paperback edition of Trans: A Memoir. Book tickets here.
8 September Trans: A Memoir (Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newton, Sydney, NSW 2042, Australia, 6.30pm)
In conversation with Fiona Wright about my memoir. Book tickets here.
4 September Writing the Self (Australian Center for the Moving Image Studio 1, Fed Square, Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia, 4pm)
In conversation with Fiona Wright (Small Acts of Disappearance) about ‘confessional’ writing. More details here.
3 September Trans: A Memoir (Australian Center for the Moving Image Studio 1, Fed Square, Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia, 11.30am)
Discussing my book with Amy Middleton (of Archer magazine). More details here.
25 August Zero Wave (The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, London, WC1H 8JF, 8pm)
Improvised/experimental sound and music night, featuring Sharon Gal, Josh Spear, Sylvia Hallett and Far Rainbow, with ‘memories, dreams and fictions’ from my forthcoming piece about Claude Cahun. Book tickets here.
20 August In Praise of Gender Fluidity (Garden Theatre, Charlotte Square Gardens, 5A Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR, 5.45pm)
Edinburgh International Book Festival event to talk about Trans: A Memoir, chaired by Kirsty Logan. Book tickets here.
17 August An Unreliable Guide to London (Housmans Radical Booksellers, 5 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX, 7pm)
Reading part of my short story from An Unreliable Guide to London, and then discussing the future of the city with fellow contributors Tim Burrows and Stephen Thompson. Entry costs £3, redeemable against any purchase – for further info, see the Housmans website.
29 July Author: The J. T. Leroy Story (London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL, 7pm)
Introducing Jeff Feuerzeig’s documentary about J. T. Leroy. Book tickets here.
28 July Polari (Level 5 Function Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX, 7.30pm)
Reading at the LGBT literary salon, with Stevan Alcock, Sarah Hilary, James Maker and John McCullough. Book tickets here.
17 July Sculpting Time: Audio Landscapes in the Work of Andrei Tarkovsky (Café Oto, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL, 7pm)
Discussing the use of sound in Andrei Tarkovsky’s films. Other panellists include Wire journalist Frances Morgan, writer Sam Davies and composer/artist Trevor Mathison.
28 June The Chaplin Machine: Slapstick, Fordism and the Communist Avant-Garde (The Cinema Museum, Dugard Way, London, SE11 4TH, 7pm, free)
In conversation with Owen Hatherley about his new book. The event will also feature clips from films by Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Lev Kuleshov, Dziga Vertov, Sergei Eisenstein & Grigori Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Medvedkin and Nikolai Khodataev.
11 June Close-Up on Peter Tscherkassky and Eve Heller (Close-Up Film Centre, 97 Sclater Street, London, E1 6HR, 6.30pm)
Introducing and discussing a selection of Tscherkassky and Heller’s films with the directors. More information on the programme here.
4 June Stoke Newington Literary Festival (Unitarian Chapel, 39a Newington Green, London, N16 9PR, 5pm)
Discussing gender, music, literature and art with Rhiannon Styles and Thurston Moore.
2 June Football (French Institut, 17 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2DT, 7pm)
Discussing Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s Football, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions, with the author, journalist Philippe Auclair and translator Shaun Whiteside. Part of the French Institut’s Euro 2016 series.
30 May Strange Affects and Collective Emotions (International Event venue, Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, HR3 5BG, 5.30pm)
In discussion with Kimberlé Crenshaw, Robert Eaglestone and chair Simon Glendinning about the nature of individual and collective emotion, as part of the HowTheLightGetsIn festival.
28 May Galley Beggar Press vs. Influx Press – Greenwich Book Festival (Council Room 063, Queen Anne Building, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS, 9pm)
Reading my short story Corridors of Power, to be published in The Unreliable Guide to London (Influx Press). Also appearing are Adam Biles, Courttia Newland, Irenosen Okojie, Paul Stanbridge and Preti Taneja.
10 May I Confess: Gender and Autobiographical Writing (Bloomsbury Suite, Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ, 6pm, free)
Discussing my book, gender and ‘confessional writing’ with Jacqueline Rose.
21 April UEA Live (Writers’ Centre, Dragon Hall, 115-123 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QE, 6.30pm, free)
Reading with students from UEA’s Creative Writing programmes.
20 April An Evening with Deborah Levy (Lecture Theatre 1, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, 7pm)
Discussing Deborah Levy’s work, including her new novel The Unloved.
20 March Transform (NVT3, British Film Institute, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XT, 4.30pm)
Discussing trans representation in television and film with Dr. Jay Stewart (of Gendered Intelligence), Campbell X and Faizan Fiaz.
7 March Trans: A Memoir (Rdeče Zore festival, ACC Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 6pm CET, free)
Reading from the book at the Red Dawns festival, with Suzana Tratnik.
23 February Trans: A Memoir (Word Power, 43-45 West Nicholson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB, 6pm, free)
Talking about my book with Sam Riviere.
9 February The Ministry of Nostalgia (London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL, 7pm)
Discussing Owen Hatherley’s new book, with the author and Richard King.
21 January Manchester Writing (International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY, 7pm, free)
Discussing Trans: A Memoir with Joe Stretch.
2 December Emerging Trans Practices: Creative and Critical Explorations (Fulton A, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH, 4pm)
Presenting a short story, with Nat Raha and Olga Lidia Saavedra Montes de Oca.
28 November Never Mind the Hormones: Topside Press tour (King’s College London, WC2R 2LS, 7.30pm)
Reading from Trans: A Memoir, with Imogen Binnie, Aisling Fae, Cat Fitzpatrick, Roz Kaveney and Casey Plett.
26 November Alice (Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX, 7pm)
Introducing Jan Švankmajer’s film (1988).
20 November City of Lost Souls (UnionDocs, 322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211, 7.30pm)
Introduction to Rosa von Praunheim’s trans/queer musical, released in 1983.
18 November Trans: A Memoir book launch (Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002, 7pm)
In conversation with performance artist/academic T. L. Cowan.
16 November Trampoline Hall (The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St West, Toronto, 8pm)
Lecture on ‘The Prime Minister and the Pig’. Curated by Sheila Heti and compered by Misha Glouberman, with fellow guests Craig Penney and Jess Shane.
15 November Trans: A Memoir book launch (Type Books, 883 Queen Street West, Toronto, 7pm)
In conversation with Sheila Heti.
11 November Trans* Online (Carroll/Fletcher, 56-57 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8EQ, 7pm)
Discussing digital spaces and trans(*) identities with Jesse Darling.
27 October Bristol Festival of Ideas (Waterstones Bristol Galleries, 11A Union Galleries, Bristol, BS1 3XD, 7.15pm)
In conversation with Tom Sperlinger.
20 October Representing Trans: Acts of Self-Definition (Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, London, 6.30pm)
Discussing trans politics, art, writing and identity with artist Yishay Garbasz and Paul Clinton (of Frieze magazine).
17 October Transformation Marathon (Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA, 10am-10pm)
Part of the Serpentine’s annual Marathon, also featuring Etel Adnan, Keren Cytter (film), Gilbert & George and Victoria, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Adam Greenfield, Robert Grenier, Alejandro Jodorowsky (video), Bruno Latour, Saskia Sassen, Tino Seghal, Territorial Agency, Eyal Weizman and many others.
16 October Polari LGBT Literary Salon (Marlborough Theatre, 4 St. Prince’s Street, Brighton, BN2 1RD, 7.30pm)
Reading alongside Damian Barr, VG Lee and Paul McVeigh, with host Paul Burston.
16 October Art Talk – Flash Marathon (Google Cultural Institute for online broadcast, 2pm)
In conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Etel Adnan, and Gilbert & George.
14 October The Art of Criticism (Shakespeare & Co, 27 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France, time TBC)
In conversation with Lauren Elkin.
5 October Polari LGBT Literary Salon (Southbank Centre, London, 7.30pm)
Reading alongside Tom Rob Smith, Charlie Flowers and Anny Knight. Also includes the announcement of the 2015 Polari First Book Prize Award.
29 September Trans: A Memoir (London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL, 7pm)
Talking about confessional writing and more with Chloe Aridjis.
25 September Culture Now (Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH, 1pm)
Discussing Trans: A Memoir with Sophie Mayer.
3 August Feminist Epic (Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6AB, 6.30pm)
Fundraiser for The Feminist Library, MC’d by Ania Ostrowska, with Caroline Bergvall, Sarah Crewe, Sophie Mayer and Preti Taneja, with a film by Selina Robertson and DJ sets by Frances Morgan.
9 July An Evening with The White Review (Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6UX, 6.30pm)
Reading from Trans: A Memoir, with Stuart Evers, Oli Hazzard and Patrick Staff.
12 June Disrupting Visibility: The Politics of Passing (Goldsmiths, University of London, Stuart Hall Building, Room LG01, Lewisham Way, London, SE14 6NW, 9.30am)
Keynote speech at the conference, talking about cross-dressing and the law during the Victorian period.
9 May Breaking the Rules: Gender, photography and performance from Claude Cahun to today (Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ, 4pm)
Panel discussion with Magic Mirror curator Karen LeRoy Harris, Ingo Andersson (producer of Wotever World) and Liena Vayzman (art historian) about resistance, performance, gender and identity in Claude Cahun’s work and elsewhere, to accompany the exhibition of Cahun and Sarah Pucill.
7 May Here is Always Somewhere Else: The Disappearance of Bas Jan Ader (Close-Up, 97 Sclater Street, London, E1 6HR, 9pm)
Introduction to René Daalder’s documentary Here is Always Somewhere Else (2008), about Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader. Includes a screening of Ader’s short video works. More details here.
1 May The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for feminist revolution revisited (The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, London, WC1N 1JD, 7pm)
Discussion of Shulamith Firestone’s book The Dialectic of Sex, and screening of Sandra Hochmann’s Year of the Woman (1973) and Elisabeth Subrin’s Shulie (1997), with Helen de Witt (BFI, Head of Cinemas) and Mandy Merck (Professor of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, London). Hosted by Club des Femmes and Verso Books.
28 April Curationism (Waterstones, 203/206 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD, 7pm)
Conversation about David Balzer’s book Curationism (Pluto Press, 2014), with the author and Zoe Whitley (curator at the Tate Galleries).
28 April Women in Clothes launch (Chiltern Firehouse, 1 Chiltern Street, London, W1U 7PD, 10am)
Panel discussion with Leanne Shapton, Cath Le Couteur and Young Kim.
7 March The Transgender Tipping Point (The Front Room, Southbank Centre, London, 12-1pm)
Panel discussion as part of the WOW (Women of the World) festival, with Jane Fae, Bethany Black, Fiazan Fiaz and Felix Lane.
15 February Football Fans v Homophobia conference (National Football Museum, Manchester)
Interview with Thomas Hitzlsperger, hosted by Kick It Out, FARE, the Football Supporters’ Federation and the Gay Football Supporters’ Network.
3 February NEWGenNOW: Binary Static (The White Building, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN, 7pm)
Film screening and panel discussion about cyberfeminism, race, gender identity and art, with Evan Ifekoya and Raju Rage. Hosted by [ space ].
15 January City of Lost Souls (Cinema 2, Barbican, London, 8pm)
Introduction to Rosa von Praunheim’s trans/queer musical, released in 1983.
8 December #ReadWomen2014: A Celebration (Waterstones, 68-69 High Street, London, NW3 1QP, 7pm)
Celebration of #ReadWomen2014, with Rachel Genn, Deborah Levy, Zoe Pilger and Joanna Walsh.
5 November Dalkey Archive authors with British critics (European Bookshop, 5 Warwick Street, London, W1B 5LU, 6.30pm)
In conversation with Belgian author Jean-Philippe Toussaint about his volume of essays, Urgency and Patience. Also featuring Marko Sosič with Joanna Walsh, and Aka Morchiladze with Lucy Popescu.
1 November What Britain Needs: CLASS Conference 2014 (TUC Congress Centre, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS)
‘Investing in Our Society – the potential for art and culture’ panel, with Bim Adewunmi and Dr Dave O’Brien.
27 October Geek Showoff (The Old Queen’s Head, 44 Essex Road, London, N1 8LN, 7pm)
Stand-up comedy set. Also featuring Dawn H Foster, Alice Bell, Dave Pickering and others, hosted by Steve Cross.
13 October Illegal Cinema (Magacin, Kraljevica Marka 4, Belgrade, Serbia, 7pm)
Screening of Ian McDonald’s documentary Justin (2010), with introduction and Q&A.
10 October Performance and Politics (Klub MaMa, Preradovičeva 18, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, 7pm)
Discussing Justin, art and activism with Zeljko Blace and Selma Banich.
1 October PEN International Congress (Damas Hotel, Bishkek, Kyrgzystan)
Panel to discuss PEN International’s resolution on LGBTQI freedom of speech, chaired by Marion Botsford Fraser (chair of PEN International’s Writers in Prison committee), with Masha Gessen and Syinat Sultanalieva.
8 September Polari LGBT Literary Salon (Southbank Centre, London, 7.30pm)
Reading an essay about Marina Abramovic’s 512 exhibition. Also featuring Trudy Howson, Carole Morin, Collin Kelley and Joanna Briscoe. Hosted by Paul Burston.
6 April Transpose: Tate (Tate Modern, London, 6.30pm)
Reading The Woman in the Portrait. With CN Lester, Fox Fisher and Wild.
10 March A Transgender Journey (Klub MaMa, Preradovičeva 18, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, 7pm)
5 March Another Sport is Possible?! (Rdeče Zore festival, ACC Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Panel to discuss LGBTQI people in sport, with Zeljko Blace, Olga Dmitrijevic and Clémence Zamora Cruz.
12 February Gender, Sexuality and Sport: A Workshop for journalists (Council Chambers, BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 11A, 6pm)
29 November-1 December All Tomorrow’s Parties: End of an Era Part II (Pontin’s, Camber Sands)
Hosting the Verso/Zero Book Club, discussing Chavs (Owen Jones) and Clampdown: Pop cultural wars on class and gender (Rhian E. Jones).
12 November Football & Music panel (Norwich Art Centre, The Garage, 14 Chapelfield, Norwich, 6pm)
Discussion hosted by The Anfield Wrap, with Neil Atkinson, Kevin Sampson and others. Held as part of the Norwich Sound & Vision festival.
29 September Women in Revolt (Duke’s at Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton, 1pm)
Screening of Paul Morrissey’s 1971 film, with introduction and Q&A.
20 June Recognising Diversity conference (The Carriage Works, Leeds, 9am)
14 April Flaming Creatures + City of Lost Souls (Duke’s at Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton, 11am)
Introduction and screening of films by Jack Smith and Rosa von Praunheim.
4 April What is the most important issue facing feminism today? (Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, 7pm)
Panel discussion held by the New Statesman, with Caroline Crampton (chair), Helen Lewis, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, Holly Baxter, Laurie Penny, Glosswitch and Bim Adewunmi.
13 February Football v Transphobia panel (Wembley Stadium, 7pm)
24 January A Transgender Journey (Brighton & Sussex Medical Studies, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, 7pm)
2 November A Transgender Journey (Harland Café, Sheffield, 7pm)
Off the Shelf event as part of LaDIYfest Sheffield.
30 October Film Ist. (Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 42 Pollard Row, London, E2 6NB, 7pm)
Introduction to Gustav Deutsch’s Film Ist series. Screening arranged by Close-Up.
25 October Edward II (Somerset House, London, 6pm)
Discussion of Derek Jarman’s 1991 film with Richard Maguire and Peter Tatchell. Part of the Inside Out: Queer Pasts, Queer Futures festival.
14 October Animamus Art Salon (Brixton East, 100 Barrington Road, London, SW9 7JF)
Reading of the Manifesto for Confessional Journalism.