A Reading and Conversation with Joshua Whitehead

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, Arts Cafe

This location is ADA accessible

Join the Kelly Writers House on Wednesday, January 29, at 12:00 PM, for a reading by Joshua Whitehead, an Oji- nêhiyaw, Two-Spirit storyteller and academic from Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). Whitehead's book of poetry, Full Metal-Indigiqueer, was shortlisted for the 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry. His debut novel, Johnny Appleseed, braids together human experience into a tight understanding of Indigeneity and queerness. Davy Knittle will introduce and a Q&A will follow. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by emailing wh@writing.upenn.edu or by calling 215-746-POEM.

Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-nêhiyaw, Two-Spirit member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is the author of Full Metal-Indigiqueer and Johnny Appleseed. Currently he is an ABD doctoral student at the University of Calgary (Treaty 7) where he focuses on Indigenous literatures and cultures with a specialization in gender and sexuality. His forthcoming book, Making Love With The Land, a creative non-fiction manuscript that details Indigeneity, queerness, and mental health, is slated to be released in 2021 with Knopf Canada.

Sponsored by
LGBT Center
School of Social Policy and Practice
The Penn Women's Center
Penn Museum
Department of English
Greenfield Intercultural Center
Graduate School of Education
the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation
Penn Dental
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