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MariNaomi's 2019 Exhibitions and Events


August 10, 2019 (closing art reception)
Queer Asia / Identity Redefined group art exhibition
Strut, San Francisco, CA Facebook event page

June 29, 2019—Pride Con
Hideho Comics, Santa Monica, CA

May 25, 2019—Reading with Elly Dallas and Daryl Gussin
Book Show, Los Angeles, CA

April 14, 2019—LA Times Festival of Books signing with Yumi Sakugawa
Kinokuniya booth, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

March 1, 2019—Book release for Gravity's Pull, paperback (Graphic Universe)

February 9, 2019—California School Library Association Conference
Panel:"Dreaming of Equity: LGBTQ+ and KidLit"
Featuring panelists MariNaomi, Gayle Pitman, and Sonya Sones.
The FAIR Education Act requires that all California public schools include LGBTQ+ content in history and social science curriculum, from kindergarten all the way through grade 12. In this panel, the authors will share how they support LGBTQ+ in their body of work. They will provide more detailed information about this law and more inclusive resources so that school librarians can better support classroom teachers.
Panel: "Crazy Not-Rich Asian-American KidLIt Authors: Dreaming of Diversity"
Featuring panelists MariNaomi, Maple Lam, Henry Lien, Mae Respicio, and Benson Shum, moderated by Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan
The craze around “Crazy Rich Asians” is crazy cool! It appears that all-Asian American casts are hitting big and little screens. So, what does this mean for the kidlit world? What is the status of Asian-American kidlit? This powerful panel is packed with crazy creative Asian-American kidlit authors. MariNaomi, Maple Lam, Henry Lien, Mae Respicio, Benson Shum, and Virginia Loh-Hagan (moderator) will share their experiences and goals.  
Questions will include: What does it mean to be an Asian-American author? What does it mean to write Asian-American books? How has Asian-American kidlit changed over time? What do you hope for the future of Asian-American kidlit?
Pacific Palms Resort, One Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry, CA

February 7, 2019—travel comics workshop and Turning Japanese reading
Yale University Asian American Cultural Center, 295 Crown Street, New Haven, CT

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Watch videos of some of MariNaomi's readings here.

© 2019 MariNaomi

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