The Ohio State University Student Life Multicultural Center is very pleased to be presenting “An Evening with Kit Yan” in the US Bank Conference Theater on January 20 at 7:30 pm.
INSTRUCTOR NOTE: Because this is short notice, this is NOT an extra credit opportunity for my class, but I wanted to make you all aware of it.
Kit Yan is a queer, transgender, and Asian American Brooklyn based slam poet from Hawaii. Kit performs entertaining and educational theatrical slam poetry pieces about his life as a queer, transgender, and Asian American through stories about family, love, and social justice. Kit has been seen on television programs such as HBO’s Asian Aloud, PBS’ Asian America and MYX TV. His recent performances include headliner at the True Colors Youth Conference, headliner at the New England Queer People of Color Conference, and the Brooklyn Museum.
Kit’s poetry has been reviewed in New York Magazine, Bitch, Curve, and Hyphen. His poetry has been taught all over the world and he has been seen on the SF Pride mainstage, National Equality March stage, the Department of Justice, and numerous international slam poetry stages. Kit’s work has been recently featured in Flicker and Spark and Troubling the Line two new queer and transgender poetry anthologies and has a forthcoming book with Transgenre Press.
This performance is free and open to the public. This special event is being presented in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
All are welcome to attend. For more information about Kit, visit his website,www.kityanpoet.com.
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