slantedtruth (slantedtruth) wrote in postqueer,

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's visit to Montreal!

Concordia University’s History Department and The
Simone de Beauvoir Institute present:

Spoken word performance and book launch by queer
Sri Lankan performance poet:
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
launching her first collection of work

Thursday, November 16, 2006
Pharmacie Esperanza
5490 St. Laurent, Montréal, QC
(Cross Street – St. Viateur)
8 PM- 11 PM

With fierce power, Piepzna-Samarasinha tells raw
truths about brown girl border crossings before
and after 9/11, queer of color life and high femme
rebellions. Consensual Genocide celebrates our
survival and marks our rebel memories into history.

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a U.S. raised,
Toronto-based queer Sri Lankan writer, spoken word
artist and arts educator. Her writing has been
published in the anthologies Homelands, We Don't
Need Another Wave, BitchFest, With a Rough Tongue:
Femmes Write Porn, Colonize This!, Dangerous
Families, the Lambda Award-nominated Brazen Femme,
as well as in the periodicals Lodestar Quarterly,
Mizna, Exile, Bamboo Girl, big boots, Broken
Pencil, Fireweed, and Anything That Moves. A
frequent contributor to Bitch and Colorlines, she
has performed her work widely throughout North
America. Check out Leah’s website at:

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