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MariNaomi's 2015 Exhibitions and Events

December 5 and 6, 2015—Comic Arts Los Angeles: A convention of independent comic artists
Saturday Dec. 5: Panel: "NOW YOU SEE ME: The Artist's Responsibility to Social Justice"
with Lamar Abrams, Madeleine Flores and Polly Guo, moderated by Iris Jong.
Think Tank Gallery, 939 Maple Ave., Los Angeles, CA

December 2015 to January 2016—Giant Robot Multi-Matter Print Show
Giant Robot 2, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

December 2015—Giant Robot Post-It Show
Giant Robot 2, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

November 28, 2015—Indies First
Skylight Books Annex, 1814 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA

November 6, 2015—Reading and lecture
UC Riverside, Riverside, CA

October 21, 2015—Show and Tell: Cartoonists of Color Reading for Litcrawl LA
featuring Lamar AbramsMadeleine Flores and Yumi Sakugawa, curated and hosted by MariNaomi
Bow and Truss, 11122 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
September 29, 2015—"Rebel Girls" Contemporary Writers Series reading with Deb Busman
Mills College, Mills Hall Living Room, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA

September 23, 2015—"Goodbye..." a Fair Dig Press Autumnal Equinox Reading featuring
Bianca Barrigan, Sabrina Dropkick, Myriam Gurba, Violet, Kelly Callis and Brodie Foster Hubbard.
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St., Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA

September 5, 2015—Roxane Gay Track panel at the Decatur Book Festival: "This Woman's Work"
featuring Ashley C. Ford and Kristin Valdez Quade, moderated by Randa Jarrar. 
 Marriott Conference Center B, 101 E Court Square, Decatur, GA

August 30, 2015—Tongue and Groove reading 
Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CA

August 15, 2015—Nisei Week book talk and signing: a conversation with Yumi Sakugawa,
followed by a signing at the Heritage Source booth 
Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA

July 8, 2015—Fair Dig reading with Myriam Gurba and Brodie Foster Hubbard
Book Show, Los Angeles, CA

June 26 to 29, 2015—ALA Expo, Artist Alley table 137
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

June 23, 2015—Myriam Gurba/Painting Their Portraits in Winter in-conversation with MariNaomi
The Booksmith, San Francisco, CA

June 20 and 21, 2015—Queer Comics Expo
In addition to tabling at the Expo, MariNaomi was a speaker on the following panels:
1. "Non-monosexual Characters in Comics" Moderated by Tara Madison Avery and accompanied by Tyler
Cohen and Ingrid Mouth. Bisexual, pansexual, or fluid, cartoonists with non-monosexual orientations
have unique stories to tell. From coming out to dating, bi/pan/fluid comics bring new perspectives to
the LGBT community. Tara Madison Avery discussed their comics and experiences with Ingrid Mouth,
Tyler Cohen, MariNaomi and Dylan Edwards. 
2. "Publishing Queer: Producing LGBT Comics and Graphic Novels" Moderated by Zan Christensen and
accompanied by Jon Macy and Ed Luce. Queer-themed comics are gaining more visibility and shelf space
than ever. What are the challenges and rewards of producing this work and getting it in front of an
audience hungry for the material? How can it be marketed and publicized, both to an LGBTQ readership
and beyond? Should queer cartoonists self-publish or look to established publishers? How does a queer
comics publisher like Northwest Press operate? 
3. "Teaching Queer: LGBTQ Comics in the Classroom" As both comics and queer narratives become
increasingly mainstream, the academic world has been embracing both in fits and starts. What
challenges and benefits are there to teaching LGBTQ graphic novels and comics in the classroom?
What resources and advice are there for teachers who want to tackle this material? How can
cartoonists create work that is academia-friendly and approach lecturing and teaching themselves?
Moderated by Justin Hall, accompanied by Zan Christensen, Tyler Cohen,
Dylan Edwards and Jeanette Roan. 
Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

June 2, 2015—Tuesday Night Cafe LGBTQ Highlight Night, featuring Karl Kevin,
Alina Bee, TinTin V. and Bitter Party 
120 Judge Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA

May 24, 2015—Hazel Reading Series with Lori Horvitz, Marie Mockett, Meeta Kaur,
Diana Fisher and Susanna Kwan
California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 

May 20, 2015—Comics reading with Matt MacFarland and JT Steiny
The Comic Bug, 1807 1/2 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA

May 13, 2015—New Writing Series reading and author talk
UCSD, Visual Arts Presentation Lab (SM# 149) San Diego, CA

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April 18, 2015—"From the Outside In" Japan-themed comics reading with Abby Denson
Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles, CA

April 18, 2015—Los Angeles Times Festival of Books signing with Abby Denson (Kinokuniya booth)
 Los Angeles, CA

April 12, 2015—Long Beach Zine Fest
Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA

April 11, 2015—LBZF reading with Kelli Callis, Neely Chestnut and Jessie McMains 
Headquarters on Fourth, 1029 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, CA

April 8, 2015—Gender in Comics Talk
Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

April 2, 2015—Shipwreck SF: MariNaomi was one of ten writers commissioned to contribute
 Fight Club-themed erotic fan fiction for Shipwreck SF. Chuck Palahniuk was to read the work
aloud in front of an audience at the Elbo Room in San Francisco, but sadly the sold-out
event got canceled.  HOWEVER, you can read Mari's contribution here: Kissing Club 

February 27, 2015—Radar Banned Book Reading featuring Juliana Delgado, Mason J and Maya Chincilla 
Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

February 15, 2015—Los Angeles Zine Fest and PoC panel
3347 N. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065

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February 5, 2015—UC Riverside's Writer's Week reading
UC Riverside, Riverside, CA


January 24, 2015—Signing with Yumi Sakugawa
Kinokuniya Bookstore, Weller Court, 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St., Los Angeles, CA

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Watch videos of some of MariNaomi's readings here.

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