IN PERSON: Ditmas Lit Reading Series
w/Vanessa Chan, Andres Cordoba, and Ian MacAllen
Hinterlands Bar | Brooklyn
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 8 pm

IN PERSON: Unprofessional Variety Show
w/Maya Seuss, JD Pluecker, Sacha Yanow, Fernando Vieira, and Dee Lu
Parkside Bar | New York
Sunday, May 22, 2022 | 7:30 pm

IN PERSON: Live for the Arts Festival: Culture Beyond Limits from Mallorca to New York
Panel Conversation with Sebastiá Portell
INNSIDE New York Nomad | 132 W 27th Street, New York
Thursday, May 5, 2022 | 5-6 pm

ONLINE: John Elizabeth Stintzi’s My Volcano Book Launch
Hosted by Odyssey Books
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 | 7 pm

IN PERSON: AWP Panel: New Strategies in Trans Writing
w/Casey Plett, Bishakh Som, Julián Delgado Lopera, and Jeanne Thornton
AWP Conference | Philadelphia
Saturday, March 26, 2022 | 12:10-1:25 pm

IN PERSON: AWP Offsite Reading hosted by Feminist Press, Coffee House Press, and The Rumpus
Yards Brewing Company | Philadelphia
Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 7-10 pm

IN PERSON: Debuts and Redos
w/Daphne Palasi Andreades and Zaina Arafat
Book Club Bar | New York
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 7 pm ET

ONLINE: Panel on Dodie Bellamy’s The Letters of Mina Harker
w/Jeanne Thornton, London Pinckney, Eileen Myles, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, and Dodie Bellamy
Hosted by the San Francisco Public Library
Monday, December 13, 2021 | 6pm PT / 9 pm ET

ONLINE: Significant Others Reading
w/Janice Lee and Joanne C. Valente
Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 7 pm CST / 8 pm ET

(Online) NEOMFA Reading Series: Megan Milks & Raechel Anne Jolie
Friday, November 19, 2021 | 7 PM ET

ONLINE: Launch Event for Slug and Other Stories
w/Sam Cohen
Hosted by Bluestockings
Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 7pm ET

ONLINE: Launch Event for Slug and Other Stories
w/Anne Elizabeth Moore
Hosted by Pilsen Community Books
Monday, November 15, 2021 | 7 pm CT / 8 pm ET

IN PERSON: Adult Contemporary
CANADA Gallery | 60 Lispenard St | NYC
Saturday, November 13, 2021 | 4-6 PM ET

(Virtual) SLUG / BEE REAVED Joint Launch Event: A Reading & Conversation with Dodie Bellamy
hosted by The Strand Bookstore
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 5 pm PT/ 8 pm ET

IN PERSON: Welcome to the Tori Vortex
w/ Ksenia M. Soboleva, Samantha Nye, Catalina Schliebener, & Stephen van Dyck
BGSQD | 208 West 13th St | NYC
Friday, October 29, 2021 | 6-9 PM ET

IN PERSON: Remember the Internet Reading
w/ Ana Valens and Noor Al-Sibai
Unnameable Books | 600 Vanderbilt Ave | Brooklyn
Monday, October 25, 2021 | 7 pm ET

IN PERSON: Segue Reading Series
w/ Sara Jane Stoner
Artist’s Space | 11 Cortlandt Alley, New York
Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 5-630 PM ET

Virtual Reading & Conversation
osted by Charis Books & More

with Venita Blackburn and Casey Plett
Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 7:30 pm ET | Crowdcast

Virtual Event for Margaret and the Mystery of the Missing Body
hosted by Skylight Books

with Jordy Rosenberg and Sofia Samatar
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 6 PT/9 ET | Crowdcast

Virtual Book Launch for Margaret and the Mystery of the Missing Body
hosted by Books Are Magic

with Andrea Lawlor and Sandra Newman
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 5 pm ET | Zoom



March 2022: Margaret and the Mystery of the Missing Body has been named a Lambda Literary Award Finalist in the Transgender Fiction Category!

July 2020: I have a new hybrid piece up at The Evergreen Review called “Patrick Gets Inspired”, written for their COVID-69 series of coronavirus-related porn.

4/22/2020: MAJOR BOOK NEWS! So thrilled to be working with Lauren Rosemary Hook and the whole team at Feminist Press.

1/5/2020: I will be teaching a new course for Catapult called Reading New Queer and Trans Lit as Writers starting in February. Sign up here! For more info on the course and the books we’ll be reading, take a look at this essay I wrote about them. Update: Sold out! I’m hoping to do another of these soon, so check back.

11/15/2019: My short story “Take Us to Your LDR,” written from the perspective of a first-person collective alien intelligence scheming to collect sex/body data by taking the form of a sex simulation device, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Epiphany Journal — thank you, editors!

7/5/2019: My newest chapbook Kicking the Babypublished by Another Planet Press, is now sold out! We may or may not do a reprint. Be in touch if you want a PDF.

4/2/2019: I have been awarded the Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences for Excellence in Fiction Writing, nominated by Rebecca Wolff of Fence Magazine. Tremendous thanks to Rebecca, Fence, and the Lotos Foundation.

11/28/2018: My short story “The Strands,” published in Foglifter, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Thanks, editors!


7/23/2018: My 2016 chapbook The Feels, published by Black Warrior Review, is now available for free online. 

Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives is now available as a paperback volume!

Cheryl Wollner at Luna Station Quarterly interviewed me in Chicago. Here we are talking bodies, books, feelings, and fan fiction. 

bwr cover

My third chapbook, The Feels, is out now from Black Warrior Review. The Feels is a collection of crossgenre writing that grew out of my Fan Fiction and Affect workshop for the AW Mellon Art & Scholarship series last year at UW-Madison. It features Melissa Etheridge lyrics upsetting / or feeling with / William James’s classic theory of emotion; feel extractions from One Direction fan fic; some dirty drabbles; and the Feel Machines (e.g. writing exercises) used to make these treasures. Many thanks to Black Warrior Review for giving it a home in Issue 42.2!

Dazed Digital has named me one of ten “LGBT Writers to Watch,” along with Hilton Als, Casey Plett, and more.


Kill Marguerite and Other Stories has won the 2015 Devil’s Kitchen Award in Fiction and been named a finalist in the LGBT Debut category of the 27th Annual Lambda Literary AwardsFor more Kill Marguerite-related news, travel on over to this page.




Virtual Book Launch for We Are the Baby-Sitters Club
hosted by A Room of One’s Own Books

featuring Kristen Arnett, Yumi Sakugawa, Jeanne Thornton, Jamie Broadnax, Kristen Felicetti, Jennifer Epperson, Jack Shepherd, and Kim Hutt Mayhew
co-moderated by me and Marisa Crawford
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | 7 pm ET | Crowdcast

Virtual Event for We Are the Baby-Sitters Club
hosted by WORD Bookstore

featuring Kristen Felicetti, Buzz Slutzky, Caolan Madden, Haley Moss, and Quinn Dombrowski and Maria Sachiko Cicere of the Data-Sitters Club
with special guest Mara Wilson
co-moderated by me and Marisa Crawford
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | 7 pm ET | Crowdcast

Virtual Event for We Are the Baby-Sitters Club
hosted by Green Apple Books

featuring Myriam Gurba, Siobhán Gallagher, Chanté Griffin, Sue Ding, Frankie Thomas, and Gabrielle Moss
co-moderated by me and Marisa Crawford
Friday, July 9, 2021 | 6 pm PT/9 pm ET| Zoom

Life Writing in the End Times w/Liz Latty
Lang First Year Writing Craft Lunch Talk
Monday, October 5, 2020 | 12:30-1:30 EST | Zoom

CovidSex Encounters
Fundraiser for Dixon Place

w/Maxe Crandall, Jack Ferver, Elizabeth Koke, Daniel Sanchez Torres, and Sur Rodney (Sur)
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 7:30 pm | Zoom

Epiphany Journal Issue Release Party
January 13, 2020
Books Are Magic | Brooklyn

Trans/Acker Symposium
organized by McKenzie Wark
w/Marquis Bey, Kay Gabriel, Juliana Huxtable, Grace Lavery, Torrey Peters, and K.K. Trieu
November 22, 2019 | 10am – 6 pm | free and open to the public
The New School | New York

Authors in the Archives Reading & Q&A
w/Lauren Russell
Monday, October 28, 2019 | 6:30 pm
Willis Reading Room | John Hay Library
Brown University | Providence, RI

The Bitter Laugh: Queer Writers on Comedy
@ Lambda LitFest 2019: All the Feelings

w/ Charlie Jane Anders, Ryka Aoki, Sam Cohen, Amanda-Faye Jimenez, & Rachel Levy
Friday, September 27, 2019 | 7-8 pm
A Love Bizarre | Los Angeles

Q&A w/ Tegan and Sara
@ Lambda LitFest 2019: All the Feelings

Saturday, September 27, 2019 | 12:30 pm
Pico Union Project | Los Angeles

Jack Shack Reading @ Bermuda Triangle
Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 7-9 pm
Secret lesbian/trans speakeasy in shipping container
Bushwick | New York | email for details

Reading with Andrea Lawlor 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 7-8 pm
Odyssey Bookshop | South Hadley, Massachusetts

Chapbook launch party for Kicking the Baby
Friday, April 19, 2019 | 7-10 pm
Glitterbox Theater | Pittsburgh, PA

Five Years after Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives
Panel discussion at Unthinking Sex, Imagining Asexuality conference
Friday, April 26, 2019 | 2-3:15 PM
Simon Fraser University | Vancouver, BC

Michigan State University (as Contest Judge and Visiting Writer)
March 25, 2019 | 7 pm
Lookout Gallery

Queer MF: Unplugged Music, Poetry & Prose by NYC Queer Artists
w/ Temim Fruchter, Nadia Bourne, PLS PLS ME, & Karen & the Sorrows
Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 7-10 pm
Bushwick | New York | for specific address, please RSVP (see FB invite)

unbag Issue #3 Launch Party
w/Anaïs Duplan, Alona Weiss, & Gili Ostfield
Friday, September 21, 2018 | 7-10 pm
Local Project Art Space
11-27 44th Road, Long Island City, NYC

Reading w/Amber Dawn & Joshua Whitehead
in support of her new book Sodom Road Exit
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Bluestockings, NYC

UIC Alumni Reading (AWP Offsite Reading)
ft. Simone Muench, Brooke Wonders, Jen Moore, Virginia Konchan, Mary Biddinger, Jackie White, Matthew Corey, Megan Milks, Andy Farkas, Erica Bernheim, Snezana Zabic, James Tadd Adcox, Laura Krughoff, AD Jameson, Sara Tracey, Tyler Mills, Brianna Noll, Annah Browning, and Beth McDermott.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 4-6 pm
Fly Bar Restaurant | 1202 N. Franklin St, Tampa, FL

New (Per)mutations in Speculative Fiction (AWP Panel)
(Moderator) ft. Sofia Samatar, Jordy Rosenberg, Rose Lemberg, & Maria Davhana Headley
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 4:30-5:45 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Room 1

Bad Boundaries 2: Ethics in New Narrative Writing Then & Now
Panel presentation w/Sam Cohen, Maxe Crandall, Nikki Darling, and Tim Jones-Yelvington
Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today

October 13-15, 2017
UC Berkeley

Candlelit Clarkson
w/Keith Newton & JoAnna Novak
August 17, 2017 | 8 pm

The New School/Lang First Year Writing Faculty Reading
w/ Paul Nadal, Nina Boutsikaris, M. Milks
Monday, May 15, 2017
Dixon Place | 161A Chrystie St | New York, NY

Release Party for Marisa Crawford’s Reversible
w/ Hossannah Asuncion, Naomi Extra, M. Milks, & Molly Prentiss
Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Wendy’s Subway | 379 Bushwick Ave | Brooklyn, NY

Kellogg Writers Series
University of Indianapolis
Thursday, October 27th | 7:30 pm
Indianapolis, IN

Naked Heart Festival of LGBTQ Words
November 11-13th
Toronto, ON

FENCE 32 Launch Party
Tuesday, December 5th | 7-9:30 pm
Howl Happening | 6 E 1st St, New York, NY

Monsters of Poetry
w/Jennifer L. Knox, Steven Schroeder, Megan Milks, and Siwar Masannat

Saturday, March 12 | 8 pm
Arts and Literature Laboratory (ALL) | 2021 Winnebago | Madison, WI

AWP Offsite Event: Embawdied Lit: A Drag Reading Sequel
w/Vidhu Aggarwal, Kazim Ali, Derrick Austin, Jessica Rae Bergamino, Wo Chan aka Pearl Harbor, Tom Cho, Elliot DeLine, Kim Yideum, M Kitchell, Rickey Laurentiis, Ji Yoon Lee, Megan Milks, Sade Martha Mary Murphy, Roberto F. Santiago, JD Scott, Loma aka Christopher Soto, Vanessa Angelica Villarreal
Thursday, March 31 | 7:30-10 pm
The LASH | 117 Winston St | Los Angeles

AWP Panel: Coming of Age Queer
w/Amber Dawn, Tom Cho, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, and Tim Jones-Yelvington
Friday, April 1 | 1:30-2:45 pm
Room 410 | LA Convention Center | Los Angeles

Bennington Review & Black Warrior Review Launch Party and Reading
w/Kaveh Akbar, Rick Barot, Jericho Brown, Cynthia Cruz, Dorothea Lasky, Michael Martone, Sandra Simonds, Safiya Sinclair, Ursula Villarreal-Moura, Mark Baumer, MRB Chelko, Ansley Clark, Patty Yumi Cottrell, Kat Finch, Kendra Fortmeyer, Shamala Gallagher, and Megan Milks
Friday, April 1 | 6-8pm
R Bar | Los Angeles

Hop on Pop: Trans & GQ Poetry Reading
w/Ari Banias, Ching-In Chen, Christopher Soto (aka Loma), D’Lo, Emerson Whitney, Ely Shipley, H. Melt, Jenny Johnson, Jordan Rice, Jos Charles, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Joy Ladin, Max Wolf Valerio, Megan Milks, Oliver Bendorf, Ryka Aoki, Samuel Ace, Stephen Boyer, Stephen Ira, TC Tolbert, Trace Peterson, and Wo Chan
Friday, April 1 | 7:30-10 pm
Pop-Hop Books & Curio | 5002 York Blvd | Los Angeles

The Account & Memorious Offsite Reading
w/Stanley Plumly, David Baker, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Derrick Austin, Hadara Bar-Nadav, and Jennifer Pashley
Saturday, April 2 | 4-6 pm
Mandrake Bar2692 S La Cienega Blvd | Los Angeles

ALL OF US WITCHES: Nat. Brut & The Spectacle Offsite Event
w/readings by Tom Cho, Amber Dawn, Jayy Dodd, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Carribean Fragoza, Morgan Jerkins, Ginger Ko, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, and Kayla E & Meghan Lamb / with music by Xina Xurner
Saturday, April 2 | 9:30-11pm
MaRS Gallery | 649 S. Anderson St | Los Angeles

TOAST Reading
w/Alaura Seidl, Marcelle Richards, Joey Belonger, & Araceli Esparza
Friday, April 15 | 8 pm
Arts and Literature Laboratory (ALL) | 2021 Winnebago | Madison, WI

Devil’s Kitchen Fall Literary Festival
Readings by the 2015 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award Winners in Poetry and Fiction
w/David Tomas Martinez & Ben Tanzer
Thursday, October 22 | 4:30-6 pm
John C. Guyon Auditorium (1st Floor Morris Library) | SIU-Carbondale

“Hear Me with Your Whole Body”
Reading w/Emily Pittinos and Christina Wood Martinez
Friday, October 23 | 8 pm
Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center | St Louis, MO

Reading @ Chrysalis Opening Night
Part of PLATFORMS: Ten Years of Chances Dances
Saturday, September 19th
Rainbo Club | 1150 N Damen | Chicago, IL

Reading @ Spotlight: A showcase of GLBTQI organizations and resources in Chicago
Part of Making Chances Gallery Exhibition
w/Anna Martine Whitehead & Rebecca Kling
Thursday, October 1 |5 pm
Gallery 400 | 400 South Peoria Street, Chicago, IL

Paging the Body @ The 23rd Madison Poetry Annual
w/Oliver Bendorf & Anna Vitale (and lots others)
Sunday, May 17 | 12-4 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI

Weird Animals: A Reading (Wiscon 2015)
w/Brooke Wonders, Rebecca Adams Wright, Alisa Alering, & Kodiak Julian
Saturday, May 23rd | 4-5:15 pm
Michelangelo’s Coffeehouse | Madison, WI

Bad Boundaries (&NOW Festival 2015)
w/Dodie Bellamy, Sam Cohen, Megan Milks, Stephen van Dyck, & Matias Viegener
Thursday, March 26th | 2:30-3:45 pm
CalArts | Valencia, CA

Marvelous Trash: Fan Fiction & Conceptualism (&NOW Festival 2015)
w/Johannes Göransson, Kate Durbin, K. Lorraine Graham, Joyelle McSweeney, Megan Milks, & Vanessa Roveto
Saturday, March 28th | 4-5:15 pm
CalArts | Valencia, CA

Embawdied Lit: A Drag Reading (AWP Offsite Event) 
w/Adam Atkinson, Jessica Rae Bergamino, Lucas de Lima, Lara Glenum, Johannes Göransson, Rj Equality Ingram, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Joyelle McSweeney, Megan Milks, Carrie Murphy, Sade Murphy, JD Scott, Sarah Smith, Jennifer Tamayo, Cassandra Troyan
Saturday, April 11th | 7 p.m.
Kieran’s Irish Pub | Minneapolis, MN

“Open Channels: Slash Aesthetics and Queer Affect.” 

Friday, December 12, 2014 | 10am-12pm
University of Wisconsin at Madison
[Read the Recap.]

Sunday, November 23, 20114
A Room of One’s Own Books | Madison, WI

w/Nate Hoks, Joseph P. Wood, and John F. Buckley .
Monday, November 10, 2014
Illinois State University

w/Brandi Wells
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Location TBA | Bloomington, IL

w/Billy Burgos, Melissa Chadburn, Antonia Crane, Michelle Detorie, David Gonzalez, Myriam Gurba, Megan Milks, Kate Maruyama, Tomas Moniz, & Lynne Thompson.
Sunday, October 12, 2014 | 7:00 pm
Good Luck Bar | 1514 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles

May 8, 2014, 7:30 pm
Women and Children First in Chicago

an offsite AWP reading featuring authors from Birds of Lace Press, Spooky Girlfriends Press, and Solar Luxuriance, including:
M. Kitchell, Janice Lee, and Cassandra Troyan (Solar Luxuriance)
Nicole Steinberg, Nate Logan, and A. Minetta Gould (Spooky Girlfriends)
and Lucas de Lima, Kristen Stone, Leon Baham, and Samantha Cohen (& me) (Birds of Lace)
Friday, February 28th 2014 | 3:30 – 5 pm
Left Bank Books (92 Pike Street, SEATTLE).

Thursday, February 27, 2014 | 6:30 pm
Office Nomads (1617 Boylston Ave, SEATTLE)

featuring authors from Dark Coast, Emergency, and Jaded Ibis Presses.
Thursday, January 27th | 7:00 PM
The Triple Door (216 Union St, SEATTLE)

w/James Tadd Adcox and Wyatt Sparks
December 7th, 2013, 7:30-9 pm
Uncharted Books in Chicago

A Special Uncalled-for Reading
w/ Jackie Wang, Jillian Soto, and Vicky Lim
August 30, 2013 7-9 pm
Uncharted Books 2630 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago

Reading/Artist Talk as part of Robin Hustle’s Slippery Slope group exhibition.
August 8, 2013 6-8 p.m.
Woman Made Gallery, 685 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

Projecttile Reading Series, Volume 4
w/Lesley Dixon and Aimee Norris
Thursday, June 20, 2013 7 p.m.
Uncharted Books 2630 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago

Artifice 5 Release Party
w/Russ Woods, Matt Rown, Russell Jaffe, Matthew Reed Corey, and Steven Teref
Monday, June 24, 2013 7:30-10 p.m.
Cole’s Bar 2338 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

Hinge Gallery Reading Series
w/Rickey Laurentiis and Cynthia Barounis
May 11, 2013 9 p.m.
Hinge Gallery, 410 N. Newstead, Saint Louis

Birds of Lace/Dancing Girl Press AWP reading 
w/Lisa Marie Basile, Stephanie Berger, Megan Irene Burbank, Jeanine Deibel, Carina Finn, Tess Patalano, Niina Pollari, JD Scott, Nicole Steinberg & Melinda Wilson
Saturday, March 9th 12:20 p.m.
Sheraton Boston (room TBA)

Dark of the Male, Light of the Female: Women Writing About Horrible Things
w/ Muyassar Kurdi, Swoon Lake, Daniela Olszewska, & Melissa Severin
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 7 pm
Uncharted Books in Logan Square, Chicago

Ear Eater Reading Series
June 2012, Hyde Park, Chicago

Version Fest
May 2012, Chicago, IL

Books Have Ruined Our Lives, Now We Want to Ruin Yours: Starcherone Press Showcase
AWP Conference
March 2012, Chicago, IL

Montevidayo Omnibus Panel
&Now Festival of New Writing
October 2011, UCSD, San Diego

30 Under 30 Showcase
&Now Festival of New Writing
October 2009, SUNY Buffalo

Hull House Friday Night Reading Series
February 2011, UIC, Chicago

Another New Calligraphy Showcase
June 2010, Quimby’s, Chicago

Rec Room: The Death of Print
November 2009, Black Rock Bar, Chicago

AREA Magazine Release Party
October 2009, Chicago

Pocket Myths: The Odyssey Release Party
Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, New York

Syracuse MFA Reading Series
February 2007, Syracuse, NY

Poets & Writers Series w/Ben Marcus
September 2006, Temple University, Philadelphia

Place Holdings: A Public Art Exhibition
September 2006, Philadelphia