Mariko Tamaki


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Mariko Tamaki is a Toronto writer, playwright, activist and performer. She works and performs with fat activists Pretty Porky and Pissed Off and the theatre troupe TOA, whose recent play, A vs. B, was staged at the 2004 Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Her well-received novel, Cover Me (McGilligan Books) was followed by a short fiction collection, True Lies: The Book of Bad Advice (Women's Press). Mariko's third book, FAKE ID, is due out in spring 2005.

Mariko Tamaki has performed her work across Canada and through the States, recently appearing at the Calgary Folkfest 2004, Vancouver Writer's Festival 2003, Spatial III, and the Perpetual Motion/Girls Bite Back Tour, which circled though Ottawa, Montreal, Brooklyn and Chicag
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MY DIVERSITY SPEECH

This year I was honored to be a guest keynote for the 2017 Queers and Comics Conference, which is run by the amazing Justin Hall and Jennifer Camper (give them a hand) and featured a carnival of incredible writers and artists and fans.



This weekend CCA released the video of the keynotes and conferences.  You can watch my keynote here.  There's also a link to Gengoroh Tagame's keynote here.  As Read more of this blog post »
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“I had a dream I put my hands inside my chest and held my heart to try to keep it still.”
Mariko Tamaki, Skim

“Did you ever wish you had a book that would explain the full meaning of life's random happenings to you?”
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“This is the thing about school dances. They make like it's supposed to be this other-worldly thing, but really it's just the people you see every day dressed up, standing in the gym in the dark with Red Hot Chili Peppers playing.”
Mariko Tamaki, Skim

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