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Ask & Answer @ UTSC
Monday, January 30, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
ASK & ANSWER features award-winning, multidisciplinary artists Chase Joynt and Vivek Shraya, presenting their new books—Joynt’s first book You Only Live Twice (Coach House), and Shraya’s debut collection of poetry, even this page is white (Arsenal Pulp). Alongside presentations of music and image, the artists critically investigate intersections of gender, race and transition through their work, and bring often private conversation and exchange into broader publics.
CHASE JOYNT is an internationally award winning filmmaker and writer. His latest two films Genderize and Between You and Me are now streaming live online with CBC Digital Docs. His first book, You Only Live Twice (co-authored with Mike Hoolboom) was published by Coach House Books and just named one of the Best Books of 2016 by The Globe and Mail and CBC. His second book The Case of Agnes (co-authored with Kristen Schilt) is forthcoming from Duke University Press. Chase is currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago.
VIVEK SHRAYA is a Toronto-based artist whose body of work includes several albums, films, and books. Her first book of poetry, even this page is white, is longlisted for CBC’s Canada Reads and her first children’s picture book, The Boy & the Bindi, was featured on the National Post Bestseller List. Vivek has read and performed inter¬nationally at shows, festivals and post-secondary institutions, including sharing the stage with Tegan & Sara. She is one half of the music duo Too Attached. Vivek was a 2016 Pride Toronto Grand Marshal, a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, and a 2015 recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Prize Honour of Distinction.
This event is hosted by the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office and the Doris McCarthy Gallery.