Ryka Aoki is the author of Seasonal Velocities, He Mele a Hilo and Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul. Ryka was honored by the California State Senate for ―extraordinary commitment to the visibility and well-being of Transgender people.‖ Ryka was the inaugural performer for the first ever Transgender Stage at San Francisco Pride, and has performed at San Francisco Pride Main Stage, Harvard University, National Queer Arts Festival, Yale University, University of Iceland, University of Winnipeg, and Ladyfest South. She has an MFA from Cornell University and is professor of English at Santa Monica College.
- L.A. Writers: Celebrating Women of Color & LGBTQ Artists – This is What a Feminist Looks Like (Sponsored by Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies)
October 3, 2018 1:30 pm—3:00 pm
- What is the future of literature?
September 30, 2018 3:00 pm—5:00 pm