This Writer’s Work: Trans* Poetics and Labor

Room 437, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 4
Thursday, March 9, 2023
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


This hybrid reading and discussion showcases writing and thought from four trans and nonbinary writers making work across genres. How do trans writers relate to labor when identity becomes a call to praxis, creating even more work? In a world that exploits and disappears us, how do we advocate for our bodies, genders, and disabilities? This event will explore the intersection of identity, asking how we engage with work in our creative work—and how to revolutionize it. Trans*, as in, the radical and inclusive umbrella including trans women, trans men, nonbinary people, people who are genderfluid, genderfukt, genderqueer, and everyone not identifying as cis-gendered.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_2023_-_V1_Event_Outline_-_Trans_Poetics_and_Labor_Jan_20.pdf



Aditi Natasha Kini writes creative nonfiction, screenplays, and other text objects. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Rumpus, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is a 2021 Jerome Award Alternate and an MFA candidate in cross-genre writing at UCSD. She is at work on her first book.

Sarah Madges is a Brooklyn-based writer and literary organizer whose work explores gender, sexuality, and trauma. They hold an MFA from the New School, copy edit for Guernica, and have words in The Rumpus, the Village Voice, A Shadow Map: An Anthology by Survivors of Sexual Assault, and elsewhere.

Neon Mashurov (NM Esc) is a writer from Brooklyn and the post-Soviet diaspora, and an MFA candidate at UCSD. Their writing appears in We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics, Black Warrior Review, Peach magazine, Hobart Pulp, and The Recluse. They edit Alchemy, UCSD’s translation journal.

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