Mia McKenzie is a writer and a smart, scrappy Philadelphian with a deep love of vegan pomegranate ice cream and fake fur collars. She is a black feminist and a freaking queer, facts that are often reflected in her stories, which are literary and lyrical and hella quirky, and which have won her some awards and grants, such as the Astraea Foundation’s Writers Fund Award (‘09) and the Leeway Foundation’s Transformation Award (‘11). Her debut novel is on its way (‘12) and she has a short story forthcoming in The Kenyon Review (‘13), one of the top ten literary journals in the country. Her work has been published at Jezebel.com, and recommended by The Root, Colorlines, Feministing, Angry Asian Man, and Crunk Feminist Collective. She is a nerd, and the creator of Black Girl Dangerous, a revolutionary blog.
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012, 7-9pm
Black Girl Dangerous: Mia McKenzie on Being A Queer Black Femme Nerd in a Ridiculous World
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Thursday, October 18th, 2012, 7:30 to 9pm
Black Girl Dangerous Presents: Scary Queer! A Halloween Storytelling Event
The Living Room Project, 1919 Market St., Oakland
Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7:30-8:30pm
Black Girl Dangerous Presents: A Reading with Mia McKenzie
Studio 34, 4522 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 8pm
Beloved: A Requiem For Our Dead
The Living Room project, 1919 Market St, Oakland CA
Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9, 2012
Agen(c)y: Nonprofit Dreams and Disasters
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA
Doors/pre-show @ 7:30, show @ 8 for real!
$10-$20 sliding scale NOTAFLOF
Saturday, December 15, 2012
A Reading With Mia McKenzie
Wooden Shoe Books
704 South Street, Philadelphia
Want to book Mia McKenzie for an event? Write to blackgirldangerous (at) gmail (dot) com.
Upcoming BGD Workshops:
The best way to make sure our stories get told is to support each other in the telling.
Black Girl Dangerous Writing Workshops are workshops for queer and trans* writers and would-be writers of color. Workshops range from 1-day to 4-week intensives. We workshop stories, novels, memoirs, creative non-fiction, essays—whatever prose you’re working on and need support for. Together, we get our stories ready for the world.
More workshops coming in 2013! To get on the email list for updates, email blackgirldangerous at gmail.