April 24, 2015 STAFF/STU

Salon Craft Talk with Visiting Writer Ryka Aoki

Please join us on Friday, April 24 at 12 p.m. in OC 114 for a salon craft talk and discussion on the intersections of spirituality, gender, and the creative process with visiting author and educator Ryka Aoki.

Ryka Aoki is author of the novel He Mele A Hilo (A Hilo Song) and the book Seasonal Velocities. Rka was recently featured at the National Queer Arts Festival, the National Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival, Ladyfest South 2007, Atlanta Pride, UCLA’s OutCRY, and Fresh Meat. In 2005, Ryka was the inaugural performer for San Francisco Pride’s first ever Transgender Stage. Ryka has been honored by the California State Senate for her work with Trans/Giving, LA’s only art/performance series dedicated to trans, genderqueer, and intersex artists. She was formerly head judo coach at UCLA and Cornell University, and is a professor of English at Santa Monica College.

This exciting event is made possible through a grant from the Mandel Fund for Conversation and Inclusion. See you there!