5 November A Nazi Word for a Nazi Thing launch (online, 7pm, free with purchase of book)
Launch event for So Mayer’s A Nazi Word for a Nazi Thing (Peninsula Press). Featuring Approach/Withdraw (2016, directed with Ker Wallwork) as well as films by Campbell X and Timothy Smith, and readings by Ray Filar, Keith Jarrett and Isabel Waidner. More details/tickets here.
22 October Masters Showcase Speakers Programme (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee – online, 6pm, free)
Discussing my work, in particular my 2013 essay ‘Returning to Alter Ego’, with a Q&A session. More information and tickets here.
22 October Even Solomon (NFT2, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XT, 6pm)
Pre-recorded introduction to Even Solomon (1979), a film about a trans woman from the BBC’s Play for Today series. More information and tickets here.
23 September Spectres of Socialism (online, 9-10.30pm BST, free)
Film programme, curated for Somerset House’s Transmissions series. Includes work by Jasmina Cibic, Octavio Cortázar, Deimantas Narkevičius, Oleksiy Radynski, Erica Scourti, John Smith, Kerry Tribe and others. More information here.
22 August PCS Tate United Strike Protest (Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG, 11.30am, free)
Reading my short story ‘Corridors of Power’ as part of a protest against Tate job cuts. Also featuring Jeremy Corbyn, dancer/choreographer Vanessa Fenton, Sunnah Khan and Sheena Patel (4 Brown Girls Who Write), Mark Leckey and Zarina Muhammad (The White Pube). Meet at the main entrance and bring a face covering.
25 July Norwich Pride Question Time (online, 12-1pm BST, free)
In discussion with Lexie Bean, Zelly Lisanework, Michael Segalov and Jonathan Ward about issues facing the British LGBTQI+ community. More information here.
17 July On the Contemporary (online, 6-7pm BST, free)
In conversation with Harold Offeh and Tai Shani, about our current projects and our pressing concerns in the post-pandemic era. More information and bookings here.
9 July ARC 2020: The Dirty Issue (online, 7-8pm BST, free)
Reading from my text ‘512’ for the launch of new issue of ARC, the Royal College of Art’s student magazine, alongside June Caldwell, Charlie Fox and RCA students. More information and the Twitch URL here.
9 July Art Criticism and the Pandemic (online, 12-2pm BST, free)
Panel discussion with Khairani Barokka, David Dibosa, Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz and Rehana Zaman. Organised by the Paul Mellon Centre with Chris McCormack of Art Monthly. More information and tickets here.
17 June A Transgender Journey (online, 7pm BST, free)
In conversation with Trans Like Me author CN Lester about the ten-year anniversary of my Transgender Journey series for The Guardian, and relations between trans people and the British media since. Hosted by Studio Voltaire and the Media Democracy festival – more information and bookings here.
CANCELLED 2 May New Writing South Writers’ Day (Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE, 10am-5pm)
Talking at a workshop about the ‘burden of representation’. More details here.
30 April Quarantunes (online, 6.30-10.30pm BST, free)
Streaming my short story ‘A Wo/Man of No Importance’. Also features readings and performances by Byrony Bodimeade, Gonçalo Lamas, George Lynch, Claudia Pagès Rabal and Erica Scourti. Access the stream here.
CANCELLED 29 March Writing Our Lives at the Bristol Women’s Literature Festival (Waterside 3, Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX, 11.30am)
In conversation with Clover Stroud, Olivia Sudjic and Zeba Talkhani about women’s memoir and life writing. More information and tickets here.
CANCELLED 14 March Media Democracy Festival (Birkbeck Clore Management Centre, 27 Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7JL, 10am-6pm, free)
Discussing potential reforms to the British media. Other speakers include Grace Blakeley, Jeremy Corbyn, Maya Goodfellow, Clive Lewis, James Meadway, Tom Mills, Ash Sarkar, Faiza Shaheen, and Hilary Wainwright. Tickets are free, but you need to book – more details here.
7 March Art, Power and Ideology (Docklands Youth Centre, Bristol, postcode, 10-11.30am)
Discussing art, culture and socialism with Olly Armstrong, Ruth Essex, Fozia Ismail and Liam Shrivastava, as part of the Bristol Transformed festival. More information and tickets here.
24 February Support the Strike Night (The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, London, WC1N 1JD, 6pm, free)
Reading in support of the UCU strike. Also features Jordan Baseman, Anne Duffau, Eleni Ikon, Emily Labarge, Harold Offeh, Aura Satz, Tai Shani and others, and a discussion of the reasons for the industrial actions. Tickets are free but you need to book – more details here.
23 February Literary Salon (The Swedenborg Society, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH, 3pm, free)
Reading at a literary salon curated by Swedenborg Society resident author Chloe Aridjis. Also features Ned Beauman, Claire-Louise Bennett, Jon Day, Ben Eastham, Deborah Levy, Joanna Pocock, Guy Stagg and Francesca Wade. Book via the Society.
30 January Writing/Performance (Royal College of Art, Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Dyson Building, Riverside, 1 Hester Road, London, SW11 4AN, 10am)
In conversation with Turner Prize 2019 co-winner Tai Shani. Other speakers include Keith Jarrett, Rebecca May Johnson, Sophie Jung, Nisha Ramayya, Irene Revell, Ian Saville, Erica Scourti and Shirt. More information and tickets here.
22 January New Model Island (Housmans Radical Booksellers, 5 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX, 7pm)
Talking to Alex Niven about his recent book New Model Island. More information and tickets here.
1 December Anti-Fascist Legendary Labour Fundraiser (Ormside Projects, 32 Ormside St, London, SE15 1TR)
Speaking at a fundraiser for Labour activism, with DJ sets by Ewa Awe, Kamixlo b2b Felix Lee, Mischa Mafia, Mellow Dramatics and others. More details here.
23 November Juliet Jacques Presents, Part II (Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH, 6.45pm)
Curated programme of queer films from the 21st century, including works by Beatrice Gibson, Igor Grubić, Evan Ifekoya, Ursula Mayer, Wolfgang Rupert Muhr, ShTAB (School of Theory and Activism in Bishkek), Tina Takemoto and my short You Will Be Free (2017). More information/tickets here.
20 November Juliet Jacques Presents, Part I (Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH, 6.45pm)
Curated programme of queer films from the 20st century, including works by Reza Abdoh, Marina Gržinić & Aina Šmid, Barbara Hammer, Isaac Julien, Mirha Soleil-Ross & Xanthra Philippa, Jerry Tartaglia, and J. S. Watson & Melville Webber. More information/tickets here.
11 October Writers Rebel (Trafalgar Square, London, 5pm, free)
Reading at an event in support of Extinction Rebellion. Also features Naomi Alderman, Chloe Aridjis, A. L. Kennedy, Susie Orbach and others. More information here.
8 October Against Memoir: In conversation with Michelle Tea (London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL, 7pm)
Talking to US author Michelle Tea about her new essay collection, Against Memoir. More information and tickets here.
4 October AGM (Somerset House Studios, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA, 7pm)
Reading from my forthcoming short story collection as part of Somerset House Studios’ annual party. Also features Mykki Blanco, Chicks on Speed, Décalé, Hannah Perry, Philomene Pirecki, Paul Purgas, Erica Scourti and others. More information and tickets here.
13 September Trans Like Me (The Spire, St. Mark’s Chapel, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5JN, 4.30pm)
In conversation with CN Lester about their book Trans Like Me, and the position of trans people in the UK. Part of The Coast is Queer literary festival – more information here.
18 July Liberated Film Club (Close-Up Film Centre, 97 Sclater Street, London, E1 6HR, 8.15pm)
Introducing a film, as yet unknown. More information and tickets here.
10 July Activism, Subversion and Writing Outsiders (Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DY, 7pm)
In conversation with Niven Govinden and Wayne Holloway about their new books. More information here via Influx Press.
13 June Alternative Graduation Speech (The Art School, GSA Students’ Association, Glasgow, G3 6PE, 6pm, free)
Sharing experiences of work, advice and collective futures. Entry is free but you need to book tickets – the link is here.
8 June Southampton Transformed (The 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR, 10am)
Speaking on panels about transphobia, and football, as well as hosting a pub quiz with Jack Frayne-Reid (Reel Politik podcast). The event features an opening address by John McDonnell MP and a closing speech by Owen Hatherley, as well as Grace Blakeley, Dawn Foster, Tom Gann, Jeremy Gilbert, Joe Kennedy, Rhian E. Jones, Jude Wanga and many others. More information and tickets here.
2 June Regenerate (Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AA, 6.30pm, free)
Launch event for an anthology from Burley Fisher’s creative writing workshops. Also features Sam Fisher, So Mayer and Irenosen Okojie.
24 May ‘AUTO-‘ (Royal College of Art, Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Dyson Building, Riverside, 1 Hester Road, London, SW11 4AN, 10am)
Chairing a panel on autofiction with Rosanna McLaughlin, Mira Mattar and Maija Timonen. The conference also includes Suite (212) co-host Tom Overton on John Berger; Claire-Louise Bennett, Brian Dillon and Heike Geissler; Philomena Epps; Joanna Walsh; a keynote address by Anne Boyer; and films by Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, and Moyra Davey. More information and tickets here.
25 April My Corbyn Chemsex Hell book launch (Studio Voltaire, 1A Nelsons Row, London, SW4 7JR, 6.30pm, free)
Reading from Huw Lemmey’s new novel, which imagines a world in which everything the British press publish about Jeremy Corbyn is true. Also features Ashkan Sepahvand, Linda Stupart and Timothy Thornton. More details and booking here.
18 April The Oscar Wilde Temple Artists’ Group Performance Night (Studio Voltaire, 1A Nelsons Row, London, SW4 7JR, 6.30pm)
Hosting an evening of readings and performances by members of the Oscar Wilde Temple Artists’ Group of young LGBTQI+ artists and writers, to launch the zine made during our three-month collaboration. More information and tickets here.
8 April Authentocrats: In conversation with Joe Kennedy (Housmans Radical Booksellers, 5 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX, 7pm)
Talking to Joe Kennedy about his recent book Authentocrats: Culture, Politics and the New Seriousness. More information and tickets here.
27 March Revivification: Art, activism and politics in Ukraine (Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH, 6.45pm)
UK premiere of the film I made in Kyiv in summer 2018, with a discussion with cinematographer and co-editor Oksana Kazmina, whose film Fabulous Squirt (2019) will also screen. More information and tickets here.
20 March Queen Mob’s Tea Party: #GoOvenBaked launch (Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, London, NW5 2RX, 7pm, free)
Presentation of my short film You Will Be Free (2017) for the launch of Berfrois the Book and Queen Mob’s Teahouse teh Book. Also includes readings by Lara Alonso Corona, Russell Bennetts, Nadia de Vries, Judson Hamilton, Astra Papachristodolou, Owen Vince and others.
16 March Media Democracy Festival (Clore Centre, 27 Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7JL, 10am-6pm)
Chairing a panel about left-wing podcasting with Jack Frayne-Reid (Reel Politik) and Riley Quinn (Trashfuture). Other speakers include Liz Feteke, Dawn Foster, Dan Hind, Owen Jones, Clive Lewis, Tom Mills, Kate Osamor, Eleanor Penny, Ash Sarkar, Faiza Shaheen and David Wearing. Tickets are available here.
8 March Mother Tongue (Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA, 6pm, free)
Panel discussion with artist Yevgeniy Fiks to mark the opening of his Mother Tongue exhibition at Pushkin House, with Dan Healey and Professor Sarah Wilson. More information and tickets here.
3 March Lost Lost Lost (Close-Up Film Centre, 97 Sclater Street, London, E1 6HR, 5pm)
Introducing Jonas Mekas’ film Lost Lost Lost (1976) as part of Close-Up’s tribute evening, which also includes works by Gideon Bachmann and Julius Ziz, and readings of Mekas’ poetry by Steven Watts. More information here.
15 February Re-Framing Femininity (Tate Britain, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG, 6.30pm)
Tour of works from the Tate collection, looking at how depictions of femininity in the work of Edward Burne-Jones fit into late Victorian discourses of gender and sexuality. More information and tickets here.
7 February Sea Monsters: In conversation with Chloe Aridjis (London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL, 7pm)
In conversation with Chloe Aridjis about her new novel, Sea Monsters. More information and tickets here.
23 November In conversation with Huw Lemmey (Grand Union, 19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RS, 10am, free)
Live recording of an episode of Suite (212) Extra, discussing LGBT+ activism, art and queer consciousness-raising with Huw Lemmey. Tea, coffee and breakfast provided. More information here.
21 November City of Lost Souls (The Castle Cinema, First Floor, 64-66 Brooksby Walk, London, E9 6DA, 6.45pm)
Introducing Rosa von Praunheim’s queer musical, with a screening of You Will Be Free (2017). More details and tickets here.
17 November A Wo/Man of No Importance (Studio Voltaire, 1A Nelsons Row, London, SW4 7JR, 3pm)
Reading from a short story from my forthcoming collection. More details and tickets here.
13 November Mal Readings: That Obscure Object (Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH, 6.30pm)
Reading from my essay in Mal journal, with Anne Boyer, Hannah Sullivan and Saskia Vogel. More details and tickets here.
24 July Revivification: Art, activism and politics in Ukraine (Port Creative Hub, Nabarezhno-Kreshchatyk, 10, Kyiv, Ukraine, 04071, 7pm, free)
Screening of my new documentary Revivification: Art, activism and politics in Ukraine (2018) followed by a Q&A.
9 July Artist’s talk: Juliet Jacques (IZone/Izolyatsia, Nabarezhno-Lugova, 3, Kyiv, 02000, 7pm, free)
Discussing my residency at the Izolyatsia platform for cultural initiatives in Kyiv, with a presentation of my work-in-progress documentary about art and politics in Ukraine, as well as readings and screenings of other works.
16 May Statecraft and Soft Power (BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, S Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA, 4pm)
Workshop for Jasmina Cibic’s exhibition This Machine Builds Nations, with the artist, Andrea Phillips and BALTIC curator Alessandro Vincentelli. More details here.
26 April Juliet Jacques: Fiction, memoir, performance (AlbumArte, Via Flaminia, 122 Roma, 6.30pm)
Readings from Trans: A Memoir and The Woman in the Portrait, screening of You Will Be Free, performance of ‘Sertraline Surrealism’ and conversation with curator Manuela Pacella and Internazionale journalist Daniele Cassandro. More details here.
24 April Wild Side (The Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW, 7pm)
Screening of Sébastien Lifshitz’s Wild Side (2004), as part of the events programme for his Under Cover: A Secret History of Cross-Dressers exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery. More information/tickets here.
26 March Queer Literature: Fiction as Activism (American University of Central Asia, 7/6 Alay Tokombayev Street, 720060 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, free)
Reading a short story, alongside Kyrgyz author Mohira Suyarkulova.
7 March Screenings in honour of Sophie Podolski (WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Avenue van Voxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels, 7.30pm, free)
Introducing You Will Be Free at a short film night, curated by Chris Kraus to tie in with WIELS’ current exhibition of works by Sophie Podolski. More information/tickets here.
10 February more of an avalanche (Wysing Arts Centre, Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX, 6pm, free)
Launch event for an exhibition in which my film You Will Be Free (2017) is screening. With a performance by Liv Wynter.
2 February A Fantastic Woman (Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1A, 6.30pm)
Q&A session with the film’s director, Sebastián Lelio. Tickets here.
1 February Being LGBTQ launch party (The Queen Adelaide, 483 Hackney Road, London, E2 9ED, 8pm, free)
Launch party for The Calvert Journal’s Being LGBTQ project. I will read an English translation of Mohira Suyarkulova’s short story A New Life from Monday, written for ShTAB’s queer feminist sci-fi collection Utterly Other. Also includes performances by Polish drag queen Kim Lee and others. More information/booking here.
18 January The Unmapped Country: On Ann Quin (London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL, 7pm)
In conversation with Jennifer Hodgson and Deborah Levy about the life and work of British neo-modernist author Ann Quin (1936-73). Book tickets here.
4 January Speak Through You (Hot Wheels Projects, Patiston 41, 104 33 Athens, Greece, 8pm)
An evening of readings, videos and performances from a group of artists working through the embodiment of voice, inscription and linguistic dynamics, with Ioanna Gerakidi, Erica Scourti, Cally Spooner and Jesper List Thomsen. I will perform an extract from ‘Sertraline Surrealism’, as well as screening You Will Be Free.
12 December Future(s) of Power (Lancaster Rooms, New Wing, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA, 6.45pm)
In conversation with Brian Eno, Liv Wynter and Jinan Younis, talking about artistic power and wider society. Organised by Superflux – book tickets here.
11 November Equus Press / Minor Literature[s] / 3AM (Caravansérail, 5 Cheshire Street, London, E2 6ED, 7pm, free)
Reading with Daniela Cascella to launch her new book, Singed (Equus Press). Also featuring Lara Alonso Corona, Louis Armand, Richard Marshall and Fernando Sdrigotti.
4 November Juliet Jacques Film Screenings (Studio Voltaire, 1A Nelsons Row, London, SW4 7JR, 5pm, free)
A selection of short films, shown as part of the Putti’s Pudding exhibition programme at Studio Voltaire – including the premiere of my new 16mm work, You Will Be Free, and Approach/Withdraw, co-directed with Ker Wallwork in 2016. Also features works by Bas Jan Ader, B. S. Johnson, Ugo Rondinone and Jerry Tartaglia. Book tickets here.
2 November What We Think About When We Think About Football (London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL, 7pm)
In conversation with Simon Critchley about his new book. More information/tickets here.
21 October Juliet Jacques, Olivia Laing, Sophie Robinson and Isabel Waidner read Cookie Mueller (Studio Voltaire, 1A Nelsons Row, London, SW4 7JR, 3pm, free)
Part of the Putti’s Pudding exhibition programme at Studio Voltaire. Book tickets here.
29 September The Art of Being Yourself (Teatro Nuovo, Piazza Trento-Trieste, 52, 44121 Ferrara FE, Italy, 2pm)
In conversation with Young Adult author Lisa Williamson and Italian transgender activist Porpora Marcasciano, as part of the Internazionale festival. More details here (in Italian).
25 September After Kathy Acker: Chris Kraus and Juliet Jacques in conversation (London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL, 7pm)
Discussing Chris Kraus’ new biography of Kathy Acker. More information/tickets here.
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 includes Emma Dabiri, Clare Hemmings, Sumi Madhok, So Mayer, Rahul Rao, Celia Roberts and many others. More information/bookings here.
30 June What Next? Corbyn and the future of radical politics (The White Building, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN, 7pm)
Discussing the General Election 2017 result, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership and how to build a radical movement. Hosted by Consented and Strike! magazine, with Kojo Koram, Dr Kerem Nişancıoğlu and Ash Sarkar (Novara Media). More details and tickets here.
25 June Lords of Sounds and Lesser Things (The Castle Cinema, First Floor, 64-66 Brooksby’s Walk, London, E9 6DA, 6.15pm)
A selection of short films curated by Ker Wallwork and me, ‘in dialogue’ with our short film Approach/Withdraw. The programme includes works by Katherine Araniello, VALIE EXPORT, Beatrice Gibson, Marina Gržinić & Aina Šmid, Stéphane Marti, Eline McGeorge and Lis Rhodes. More details/tickets here.
24 June Feminist Emergency (Birkbeck University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, 10am-6.30pm)
On a panel to discuss ‘Sexual Difference in the New Millennium’ with Catherine Malabou, Juliet Mitchell and Jacqueline Rose. More details/tickets 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 Mattar, Irenosen Okojie and Anna M. Szaflarski. More details and reservations here.
24 May Curatorial 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 So 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 Far Rainbow, Sharon Gal, Sylvia Hallett and Josh Spear, 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, Sergei Eisenstein & Grigori Aleksandrov, Buster Keaton, Nikolai Khodataev, Lev Kuleshov, Aleksandr Medvedkin and Dziga Vertov.
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 Thurston Moore and Rhyannon Styles.
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 from 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, 7pm)
In conversation with Lauren Elkin.
5 October Polari LGBT Literary Salon (Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1, 7.30pm)
Reading alongside Charlie Flowers, Anny Knight and Tom Rob Smith. 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 So 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, So 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 Cath Le Couteur, Young Kim and Leanne Shapton.
7 March The Transgender Tipping Point (The Front Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1, 12-1pm)
Panel discussion as part of the WOW (Women of the World) festival, with Bethany Black, Jane Fae, Fiazan Fiaz and Felix Lane.
15 February Football Fans v Homophobia conference (National Football Museum, Urbis Building Central Gardens, Todd Street, Manchester, M4 3BG, 10am)
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, 2 Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS, 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, 10am)
‘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 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 Željko Blaće and Selma Banich.
1 October PEN International Congress (Damas Hotel, 107 Zhumabek, Bishkek, Kyrgzystan, 11am)
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, Belvedere Road, London, SE1, 7.30pm)
Reading an essay about Marina Abramović’s 512 exhibition. Also featuring Trudy Howson, Carole Morin, Collin Kelley and Joanna Briscoe. Hosted by Paul Burston.
6 April Transpose: Tate (Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG, 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, 11am)
Panel to discuss LGBTQI+ people in sport, with Željko Blaće, Olga Dmitrijević 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 Arts Centre, 51 St. Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4PG, 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, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UN, 1pm)
Screening of Paul Morrissey’s 1971 film, with introduction and Q&A.
20 June Recognising Diversity conference (The Carriageworks, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD, 9am)
14 April Flaming Creatures + City of Lost Souls (Duke’s at Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UN, 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, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL, 7pm)
Panel discussion held by the New Statesman, with Caroline Crampton (chair), Bim Adewunmi, Holly Baxter, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, Glosswitch Helen Lewis and Laurie Penny.
13 February Football v Transphobia panel (Wembley Stadium, 7pm)
24 January A Transgender Journey (Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton & Sussex Medical Studies, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH, 7pm)
2 November A Transgender Journey (Harland Café, 68 John Street, Sheffield, S2 4QU, 7pm, free)
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, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA, 6pm, free)
Discussion of Derek Jarman’s 1991 film with Richard Maguire and Peter Tatchell. Part of the Inside Out: Queer Pasts, Queer Futures festival. More details here.
14 October Animamus Art Salon (Brixton East, 100 Barrington Road, London, SW9 7JF)
Reading of the Manifesto for Confessional Journalism.
26 June Invisible Lives: Thinking critically about transgender issues (The Maypole, 20a Portugal Place, Cambridge, CB5 8AF, 7.30pm)
Presentation/Q&A for Cambridge Skeptics in the Pub.
18 April Invisible Lives: Thinking critically about transgender issues (The Stoke Pub, 103 Stoke Road, Guildford, GU1 4JN, 7.30pm)
Presentation/Q&A for Guildford Skeptics in the Pub. More details here.
28 February A Transgender Journey (Equity Centre, 1 Longlands Street, Bradford, BD1 2TP, 6.30pm, free)
20 February A Transgender Journey (University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, 6pm, free)
Discussing my Guardian series at UCL.
17 February A Transgender Journey (Trans Resource and Empowerment Centre, c/o The LGF, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF, 7pm, free)
9 February Transgender Before Transgender: Cross-dressers and the establishment in Victorian England (Hydra Books, 34 Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0EZ, 7pm, free)
Talk for LGBT History Month. More details here.