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MariNaomi's 2016 Exhibitions and Events

November 12 and 13, 2016—Art exhibit + comics workshop by MariNaomi
CTRL + ALT: A Culture Lab on Imagined Futures, a Smithsonian event
477 Broadway (former site of the Pearl River Mart), New York, NY

October 28 to 30, 2016—Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo Comics Bug guest and panelist
Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa Ave., Los Angeles, CA

October 16, 2016—MariNaomi interviewed Box Brown for his Tetris book launch
Earth2Comics, 15017 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA

October 14 and 15, 2016—NerdCon Stories featured guest.
Panel: Self-Promotion: Getting the Word Out
Without an audience, art might as well stay in your closet. How do you connect your
creative work with your audience? And how do you do it without coming off like
a self-important jerk? Featuring MariNaomi, Saladin Ahmed, Joe DeGeorge and
Zak Sally, moderated by John Scalzi.
Panel: Art as Narrative
Art and illustration are often two sides of the same coin. What are the differences
between creating art that exists on its own vs. art that is intended to connect to
an existing story? Our panelist discuss visual storytelling tools, choices and goals.
Featuring MariNaomi, Keef Cross, Blue Delliquanti, Karen Hallion and Zak Sally,
moderated by Paul DeGeorge.
Reading: Friday Afternoon Variety Show
Featuring a talk by M.T. Anderson, performance by Dessa, reading by Cindy Pon, talk
by John Scalzi, Stagecraft: Tips, Tricks and Cheats by Rives, talk by Saladin Ahmed,
Paul Sabourin and Maureen Johnson in conversation, talk by Katrina Ostrander,
and a comic reading by MariNaomi.
Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave., Minneapolis, MN

September 24, 2016—"Round robin" reading with Amy Uyematsu, Mia Nakaji Monnier, Traci
Kato-Kiriyama, Sunny Seki and Serena Kuhn
Little Tokyo Book Festival, Aratani Theater, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA

September 22, 2016—Reading and launch party for I Thought You Hated Me
A Shop Called Quest DTLA, 300 Santa Fe, Los Angeles, CA

September 21, 2016—"The Best" reading with Chinaka Hodge and G. Yamazawa,
hosted by Matthew Cuban
ArtShare LA, 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA

September 18, 2016—"SEX IS POWER" panel with Phoebe Gloeckner and Chester Brown,
moderated by comedian and radio host Ophira Eisenberg.
Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn, NY

September 17, 2016—Mari’s book, I Thought You Hated Me, debuted
Signings at the Retrofit Comics and 2dcloud tables
Small Press Expo, Bethesda North Marriott Hotel, 5701 Marinelli Road,  North Bethesda, MD

September 16, 2016—2dcloud Altcomics Reading at SPX with Carta Monir, Anya Davidson,
Gina Wynbrandt, Raighne Hogan, Tommi Parrish and Will Dinski
Marriott Bethesda Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD

September 3, 2016—Reading at the SF Zine Fest pre-party
Mission: Comics and Art, 2250 Mission St., San Francisco CA

September 4, 2016—15th annual San Francisco Zine Fest (featured guest)
County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA

July 22, 2016—"Generations of Women in Comics" panel with Trina Robbins, Mary Fleener
and Anina Bennett, moderated by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson. 
Comic-Con International, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

July 15, 2016—Reading and signing
California College of the Arts, Perry Family Event Center, 350 Kansas Street, San Francisco CA

July 12, 2016—Radar Productions Presents: July Queer Reading Series with Mai Doan, Gina Gold
and Fisayo Adeyeye. Hosted by Juliana Delgado Lopera 
San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St., Latino/Hispanic Room, San Francisco CA

June 25, 2016—Signing with Yumi Sakugawa
Kinokuniya Books Little Tokyo, Weller Court, 123 Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka St., Suite 205, Los Angeles, CA

June 19, 2016—Reading and signing with Cathy G. Johnson
Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN

June 17, 2016—Reading and signing
A Room of One's Own Bookstore, 315 W. Gorham St., Madison, WI

June 16, 2016—Reading and signing
Indy Reads Books, 911 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN 

June 14, 2016—Reading and signing with Noah Van Sciver
Kafe Kerouac, 2250 North High St., Columbus, OH 

June 11 and 12, 2016—Chicago Alternative Comics Expo
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Ave., Chicago, IL

June 4, 2016—Panel discussion with Esther Pearl Watson, Yumi SakugawaPenelope Gazin
and Mimi Pond, moderated by Mike Kelly
KCHUNG Radio, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

May 21, 2016—Reading and signing
Big Planet Comics, 1520 U St. NW, Washington, DC

May 20, 2016—Reading and signing
Barnes & Noble Rittenhouse, 1805 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA

May 18, 2016—Reading and conversation with Rokudenashiko and Anne Ishii
Asian American Writer's Workshop, 112 West 27th Sreet, Suite 600, New York, NY

May 17, 2016—Reading and signing with Abby Denson
Book Culture, 450 Columbus, New York, NY 10024

May 14 and 15, 2016—Toronto Comics and Arts Festival (featured guest)
Saturday: TCAF Spotlight Panel (interviewed by Deb Aoki and Calvin Reid); signing at the 2dcloud table;
"In the Studio" panel with Kevin Czap, Bendik Kaltenborn and Brecht Evens, moderated by Vivian Ng;
Sunday: Signing at the 2dcloud table
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.; Marriott Bloor Yorkville, 90 Bloor St. E, Toronto, ON, Canada

May 13, 2016—Reading: Altcomics 3 presented by 2dcloud and Hazlitt in conjunction with TCAF,
featuring Aidan Koch, Andrew Burkholder, Anna Haifisch, Brie Moreno, Gina Wynbrandt, Grant Gronewold,
Powerpaola, Marc Bell, Mark Connery, Max Baitinger, Pam Grossman, Simon Hanselmann and Tin Can Forest 
Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, High Park Ballroom, 90 Bloor St. E, Toronto, ON, Canada

May 13, 2016—TCAF's Librarian and Educator Day; Graphic memoir panel with Meags Fitzgerald,
Marta Chudolinska and Dasha Tolstikova, moderated by Michelle Miller. 
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto, ON, Canada

May 10, 2016—San Francisco book release party for Turning Japanese
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., San Francisco, CA

May 5, 2016—Los Angeles book release party for Turning Japanese;
MariNaomi read from her Turning Japanese then was interviewed by Yumi Sakugawa.
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA

April 24, 2016—PEN USA panel: "Beyond Lolita" featuring Sarah Hepola, Porochista Khakpour,
Cheryl Strayed
, Steve Almond and Lidia Yuknavitch
Powell's City of Books, Portland, OR

beyond lolita

April 12, 2016—Class visit, discussion and workshop about food and memoir 
Bryn Mawr College, 101 N. Merion Ave., Thomas 251, Bryn Mawr, PA

April 13, 2016—Reading, lecture and Q&A about MEMOIR COMICS
Bryn Mawr College, 101 N. Merion Ave., Thomas Library, Bryn Mawr, PA
April 6, 2016—Reading: "Minicomics, subcultures and racial representation"
Pitzer College, Claremont, CA 

April 7, 2016—Reading and conversation with Yumi Sakugawa 
Pomona College, Claremont, CA 

March 30, 2016—Women of Color in Comics panel with Shawnee and Shawnelle Gibbs
CSU Northridge, Northridge, CA

March 2016 to December 2016—Original art pages of MariNaomi's book Turning Japanese were on
display at the Japanese American Museum San Jose Hapa Exhibit.
JAMsj, 535 North Fifth St., San Jose, CA

February 6, 2016—WordFest craft talk and reading with David Campos and Justin Torres
Fresno State University, Fresno, CA

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Watch videos of some of MariNaomi's readings here.

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