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June 5, 2017 – Lady Participate 032
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Stacey Tran is a writer from Portland, OR. She curates Tender Table and her writing can be found in diaCRITICS, The Fanzine, Gramma, and The Volta. Wendy's Subway released her first chapbook, Fake Haiku (2017). Pictured above is a gathering at Tender Table, a storytelling series for WOC and GNC POC, hosted by Stacey Tran. You can read excerpts from her forthcoming first full-length book, Soap for the Dogs, here coming out in Spring of 2018!

Name: Stacey Tran    ::    Occupation: Writer    ::    Age: 26    ::    City: Portland, OR    ::    Astrological sign: Taurus sun, Cancer moon, Cancer rising

Currently watching my boyfriend take such great care of his first ever houseplant (and resurrecting mine) / listening to Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou / reading Olio by Tyehimba Jess

Current obsession: Clementines. Writing a poem via text line by line with Vi. Jalapeño flavored potato chips. Raw unsalted cashews.

Most important failure: Overcommitting. Saying yes to too many things. It taught me (and still teaches me) how and when to say no to some things so I can make room for myself.

Recurring dream: Labyrinths. Old, ornate buildings with high ceilings and big windows. I'm in awe or wandering, freely.

Personal role model: My mother, who is a survivor, a gardener, a wonderful cook, and ultimate life hacker.

The future/What's next: My first book, Soap for the Dogs, is coming out in 2018 from GRAMMA. It’s centered on themes of food, family, cross-cultural identity.

Ladies we should know: Christine Shan Shan HouCL YoungDao StromMary Anne CarterMelika BelhajMuriel Leung and Vi Khi Nao
 

LOS ANGELES
Tuesday, June 6th, 7:30pm
Jess Arndt in conversation with Maggie Nelson
Skylight Books: 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Friday, June 9th, 7:30pm
Variety (with Bette Gordon in person!)
The Cinefamily: 611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Saturday, June 10th, 12:00pm
DYKE DAY LA
4235 Monterey Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Saturday, June 10th, 11:00pm 
Lights Down Low La feat Discwoman Volvox + Umfang
TBA - Downtown LA
NEW YORK CITY
May 31st – June 13th 
Varda in California
BAM Rose Cinema: 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Saturday, June 10th, 11:00am-6:00pm
Hester Street Fair’s Girl Power Fair
Hester Street Fair: Essex St, New York, NY 10002
PORTLAND
Tuesday, June 6th, 7:00pm
Eyes On Walls Presents ‘Flaming Heart’ a Multi-City Art Show by Lora Zombie
The Gallery at Cerulean: 1439 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97209

Saturday, June 10th, 7:00pm
Tender Table: Leslie Stevenson, Lilian Dirrebes, Vanessa Perez-Winder
Ristretto Roasters Coffee: 3808 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Hester Street Fair's Girl Power Fair Call for Vendors
Hester Street Fair’s Girl Power Fair is back for its second edition in 2017 to provide a line up of all female-owned and operated businesses and vendors, panel of discussions with the best and the boldest women in New York, experimental art projects, performances and so much more.  We would LOVE if you would join us as a vendor and share your Girl Power!
Deadline June 17, 2017
More info here

5th Annual Stowe Story Labs
Labs and Retreats for emerging screenwriters and creative producers with the aim of getting projects made and seen. All female applicants are automatically considered for the Tangerine Fellowships and Stowe Story Labs is giving Tangerine Applicants a 15% discount off the application fee! Use code TANGSSL.
Applications close July 16, 2017

More info here
...Jessica Chastain calling out the lack on female representation in the film industry. 
"I do hope that when we include more female storytellers, we will have more of the women that I recognize in my day-to-day life. Ones that are proactive, have their own agencies, don’t just react to the men around them."
Thanks for participating! See you next Monday for Meg Wachter and Amanda Stosz of Got a Girl Crush!
Curated by Paris McGarry.
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