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Growing Room 2019: In Conversation with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

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Red Gate Revue Stage

1601 Johnston Street

Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

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Part of Growing Room 2019

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer disabled femme writer of such works as BodyMap, Love Cake, and Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice. Leah’s newest books, Tonguebreaker and Exploring Transformative Justice: A Reader (co-edited with Ejeris Dixon), will be out in 2019. Nav Nagra and Kayi Wong will sit down with Leah to discuss her upcoming works and the themes that appear in them, including disability justice, surviving the unsurvivable, and, of course, love.

Event Type: Special Event
Venue: Red Gate Revue Stage
Date: Friday, March 15, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2019



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Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is the Lambda Award winning author of Tonguebreaker, Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice, Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home, Bodymap, Love Cake, and co-editor of The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities.

Nav Nagra is a writer and reader living in Vancouver. She is currently working on a collection of poetry and what will one day be a novel.

Kayi Wong has been a member of Room since 2013. After living in Hong Kong and Singapore for many years, she settled on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Stó:lō, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, and is currently writing copy and doing marketing for bookish folks.



The venue is wheelchair accessible and ASL interpretation is available by request before February 15, 2019. Detailed information about accessibility at Growing Room is available at: https://festival.roommagazine.com/venues-and-accessibility/.

Growing Room takes place on the traditional, unceded, and ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish peoples.

Growing Room is made possible thanks to support from our major sponsors and partners: Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council of the Arts, the BC Arts Council, the City of Vancouver, Creative BC, the Access Copyright Foundation, The Georgia Straight, and Massy Books. To learn more about our sponsors and partners, please visit festival.roommagazine.com/sponsors.

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