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MariNaomi's 2017 Exhibitions and Events

December, 2017—Giant Robot Post-It Show
GR2, Los Angeles, CA

October 9, 2017—Turning Japanese reading
CSU Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA

September 22, 2017, to January 14, 2018—Drawing it Out exhibition
Visual Art Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit, NJ 07901

August 18, 2017--Vermin on the Mount reading
Book Show, Los Angeles, CA

August 15, 2017—Henry and Glenn Release Party
Amoeba Records, Los Angeles, CA

July 15, 2017—Asian American Comicon Artist Alley
Event to celebrate the George Takei exhibit and anthology
Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA

June 1, 2017—Radar Superstar: A Queer AF Variety Show featuring Clement Hil Goldberg,
Javier Luis Hurtado and Ana Montenegro, hosted by Juliana Delgado Lopera
San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

April 29, 2017—RuPaul's Drag Con panel with Sina Grace, Mariko Tamaki, Marc Andreyko and Terry Blas,
moderated by Drew Droege
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

April 14 and 15, 2017—Queers & Comics 2017, LGBTQ Cartoonists and Comics Conference
Queers & Comics featured two days of discussion panels, workshops, readings, and comics galore.
California College of the Arts, 1111 8th Street, San Francisco, CA
MariNaomi participated in the following panels:
Friday, April 14, 2017 Panel: Bisexuality in Comics (with Sonya Saturday, Ellen Forney,
Tara Avery and Jason Quest, moderated by Elizabeth Beier)
Panel: Touring and Promoting Your Work: RoundTable Discu$$ion (with Ed Luce and Nicole J. Georges)
Saturday, April 15, 2017 Panel: Queer By the Bay: Comics From and About the San Francisco Bay Area
The San Francisco Bay Area has long been one of the epicenters of LGBTQ cartooning.
This panel of Bay Area cartoonists from the post-underground period discusses how this
remarkable area's diverse populations, storytelling traditions, DIY art scenes, and unique
culture have shaped their lives and work (with Tyler Cohen, Tristan Crane and Ed Luce,
moderated by Justin Hall.)

March 30 to April 16, 2017—"The Big Feminist But" group art exhibition
Eckhaus Gallery, 157 W. Main St., Kutztown, PA

March 11, 2017—Panel: Queer Characters in Novels, Screenplays and Everything in Between
Five writers discuss developing queer characters in their work: from novels to
screenplays and everything in between! Join them as they explore how they
write compelling, vivid identities; avoid pitfalls such as over-generalizations;
connect readers and audiences with their characters' everyday humanity; and
discuss how their approach to crafting queer characters has changed and morphed
as LGBTQ rights and visibility have expanded while continuing to be challenged.
With Lucy Bledsoe, Our Lady J, Michael Nava and Peter Paige. Moderated by Noel Alumit.
Lambda Lit Fest, Barnsdall Gallery Theater at Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

February 20, 2017—Telling Our Stories comics workshop
Pitzer College, Los Angeles, CA

February 16, 2017—Why There Are Words reading with Melissa Chadburn, Janice Lee,
Maggie Rowe and Natashia Deon
Los Angeles, CA

February 2, 2017—AloudLA: 3 Writers on Fear and Loathing
Reading and panel with Sara Benincasa and Shanthi Sekaran, moderated by Michelle Tea
Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA

January 2017—"Direct Action Comics" group art exhibit
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Watch videos of some of MariNaomi's readings here.

© 2018 MariNaomi

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