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Living Writers: Addie Tsai in conversation with Micah Perks

October 27, 2022 @ 5:20 pm - 6:55 pm  |  Humanities Lecture Hall


Addie Tsai in conversation with Micah Perks.

Conversations: Power Forged, the Fall Living Writers theme, features poets, novelists, academics, curators, and artists in conversation with one another, in person, across genre and media to open up a space between them, and all of us, within dialogue, collaboration, politics, intimacy and difference which poet and activist Audre Lorde describes as that raw and powerful connection from which our personal power is forged. Between legacies, institutions, families, embodiments and homes; across race, gender, sexuality, and class, guests will explore just how. The Fall 2022 series is co-sponsored by the Center for Racial Justice.

Addie TsaiADDIE TSAI (any/all) is a queer nonbinary artist and writer of color who teaches creative writing at the College of William & Mary. They also teach in Goddard College’s MFA Program in Interdisciplinary Arts and Regis University’s Mile High MFA Program in Creative Writing. Addie collaborated with Dominic Walsh Dance Theater on Victor Frankenstein and Camille Claudel, among others. They earned an MFA from Warren Wilson College and a Ph.D. in Dance from Texas Woman’s University. Addie is the author of Dear Twin and Unwieldy Creatures. She is the Fiction co-Editor and Editor of Features & Reviews at Anomaly and Founding Editor & Editor in Chief at just femme & dandy.

Micah PerksMicah Perks is the author of a short story collection, a memoir and two novels. Her novel, What Becomes Us, won an Independent Publisher’s Gold Medal and was named one of the Top Ten Books about the Apocalypse by The Guardian. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Epoch, Zyzzyva, Tin House, Kenyon Review, OZY and The Rumpus, amongst many journals and anthologies. She has won a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the New Guard Machigonne Fiction Prize and residencies at the Blue Mountain Center and MacDowell. Micah directs the creative writing program at UCSC. More info at


October 27, 2022
5:20 pm - 6:55 pm


Humanities Lecture Hall
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map