ASL @ Naked Heart 2019

 

 

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The fifth annual Naked Heart LGBTQ Festival of Words with ASL interpretation will take place in Toronto from November 23 and 24 2019 at Glad Day Bookshop (499 Church Street) and Buddies in Bad Times (12 Alexander Street).

Launched in 2015, Naked Heart is the largest LGBTQ literary festival in the world and the most racially diverse literary festival in Ontario. This festival in the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood of Toronto includes workshops, panels, performances and discussions for writers and lovers of words. The festival hub is at Glad Day Bookshop, the world’s longest-running LGBTQ bookstore. Naked Heart strives to be as accessible as possible with wheelchair accessibility at all venues and with ASL interpretation provided at readings, workshops and panel discussions.

To learn more go to: https://nakedheart.ca/

Buy festival passes as low as $17 here: https://www.gladdaylit.ca/nkdhrt2019

Full ASL Interpretation Schedule can be found here: http://deafspectrum.com/asl-naked-heart-2019/

Drag Storytime in ASL will take place at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre on Sunday November 24th from 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Come watch your favorite ASL performers read storytime books alongside with some famous local authors! 

– SEE THE  ASL INTERPRETATION SCHEDULE BELOW –

NOTE: SCHEDULES & INTERPRETERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Saturday November 23 2019

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM: Model Minority : Denial, Dissent and Destruction

 Location: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Confirmed Interpreters: Tammy & Ayoka

Type: Panel 

https://www.nhprogram.com/saturday/model-minority-denial-dissent-amp-destruction

 

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM: Submitting Your Work to Journals & Anthologies: Step-by-Step Strategies for Emerging Writers 

Location: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Confirmed Interpreters: Tammy & Ayoka

Type: Workshop

 

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM: Mixed Racial Identity in the Urban Imagination & Experience

Location: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Confirmed Interpreters: Ayoka & Tammy

Type: Panel 

 

5:15 PM – 6:30 PM:  Musings from the Bunker & Slouching towards Womanhood

Location: Glad Day Bookshop

Confirmed Interpreters: Ayoka & Maggie 

Type: Book Launch

 

7:30 PM – 8:45 PM: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Polyamory

Location: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Confirmed Interpreters: Ayoka & Maggie 

Type: Book Launch

Sunday November 24 2019 

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM  – ASL Drag Storytime Readers 

Location: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 

Confirmed Interpreters: Tegan & Maggie

Confirmed Storytellers: Thurga Kanagasekarampillai, Gaitrie Persaud, Jaideep Goray, Ryan Rose  

Type: Reading

 

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM  – Post Trauma: What Comes After You Survive

Location: Buddies

Confirmed Interpreters: Ayoka, Maggie 

Type: Reading  

 

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM: Rage & Channelling Anger

Location: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Confirmed Interpreters: Ayoka & Scout 

Type: Panel 

 

5:45 PM – 7:00 PM: Writer’s Body

Location: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Confirmed Interpreters: Pending

Type: Panel 

 

7:30 PM – 8:45 PM: Racialized is a Verb

Location: Glad Day Bookshop

Interpreters: Pending

Type: Reading

 

9 PM – 10:15 PM: Blazing Femme

Location: Glad Day Bookshop

Interpreters: Pending

Type: Reading