Lectures & Events

I regularly give talks, lectures, and class visits on literary, trans, and queer topics. For booking, please contact tracepeterson1 [at] gmail [dot] com.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Roundtable Panelist, “21st Century Approaches to American Poetry and Poetics.” Modern Language Association. Jan 2022. Washington, DC. This roundtable discussion is organized by Paul Jaussen and Mary Balkun, and the other participants are Tyrone Williams, Andrew Epstein, Margaret Konkol, Jeffrey Gray, and Margaret Ann Noodin.

PAST EVENTS

  • Featured Reader, Segue Reading Series at Zinc Bar, New York, NY. Jan 2020. The other reader was Timothy Duwhite. The event was curated by Lonely Christopher and Venn Daniel. There’s another video excerpt here.
  • Featured Reader, The Poetry Project at St Marks Church, New York, NY. Dec 2019. My reading was introduced by Maria Damon. The other reader was Philip Good. You can watch excerpts from the reading here and here.
  • Presenter, Panelist, and Reader at the Associated Writing Programs Conference. Portland, Oregon, March 2019. I hosted a Featured Event titled “Coloring Outside the Gender Binary: How Transgender Poets are Redefining What it Means to be Human” which also featured Joy Ladin, Ching-In Chen, Cam Awkward-Rich, and Max Wolf Valerio. I was a panelist for “The New Speculative: Writing Between Labels, Identities, Borders, and Bodies” with Everett Maroon, Amir Rabiyah, and Ashley Young. And I was a Featured Reader in the trans literature event “Reading in an Age of Chaos” with Everett Maroon and Carter Sickels.
  • Reader, Stonewall 50 Celebration. The Poetry Project. New York, NY. June 26, 2019.
  • Reader, All-Star Women Poets: A Democratic Fundraiser. Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY. Sept 29, 2018. The other readers were Elaine Equi, Rachel Hadas, Patricia Spears Jones, Larissa Shmailo, and Maggie Balistreri
  • Presenter, The Inaugural Allen Ginsberg Symposium. The Poetry Project. New York, NY. May 3-5, 2018.
  • Featured Reader, KGB Monday Night Poetry Series. KGB Bar, New York, NY. Dec 4, 2017. The other readers were Devin Kelly and Danielle Blau. The event was curated by Jason Schneiderman.
  • Featured Reader, The Poetry Center. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. Nov 22, 2017. The other reader was Max Wolf Valerio. The event was curated by Steve Dickison and hosted by Elise Ficarra. There’s a video excerpt from my reading here.
  • Featured Reader, Yale Graduate Poets Reading Series. Yale University. April 19, 2017. The two other readers were Samuel Ace and Samuel Huber. The series was co-curated by Brandon Menke and Kimberly Quiogue Andrews.
  • Panelist and Featured Reader, Sunday Service: Buzz Slutzky Presents. April, 2017. The other participants were Jes Fan and Catalina Schliebener. The event was curated by Buzz Slutzy.
  • Panelist, “A Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Reading” at AWP: Associated Writing Programs. Feb 2017. Washington, DC. The other participants were Imogen Binnie, Cooper Lee Bombardier, and Carter Sickels. The event was organized by Everett Maroon.
  • Keynote Speaker, Fantasia Fair (a transgender conference). Oct 2016, Provincetown, MA. The other keynote speakers at this conference were Jennifer Finney Boylan, Lorelei Erisis, and Diego Miguel Sanchez.
  • Roundtable Panelist, “Trans Aesthetics in the Marriage Equality Utopia: A Micro Manifesto at After Marriage: A Conference Organized by CLAGS, Oct 1-2, 2016, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY. The other participants were Al “Ghostcat” Rosenberg, Jax Jackson, Hudson Krakowski, Buzz Slutzky, Dane Figueroa Edidi, Krey, Morgan Sea, and Cece Suazo. The session was organized and moderated by McCorkle T. Diamond.
  • Panelist and Poetry Reading Curator/Host at Trans* Studies: An Interdisciplinary Conference. Sept 2016, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. I was a panelist on three separate panels at this conference, one of which I co-organized with Trish Salah. I also curated and hosted the main literary event at this conference, a 3-hour poetry reading featuring 12 major trans poets.
  • Featured Speaker, Perfectly Queer Readings. Books Inc, San Francisco, CA. April, 2016. For this reading, I gave a talk about the process of co-editing Troubling the Line. The other readers were Julian Brolaski, Gr Keer, and Zoe Tuck. The event was curated by Richard May.
  • Featured Reader, Sunday Salon Reading Series. New York, NY. April, 2016. The other readers included Wo Chan, Aimee Nezhuzumatatahil, and Morgan Parker. The event was curated by Nita Noveno. There’s a video excerpt here.
  • Panelist, “Trans Actions: Changing the Literary Landscape” at Periodically Speaking Series. March 16, 2016. New York Public Library, New York, NY. The other panelists were Kit Yan and Christopher Soto, and the event was hosted by Paul Legault on behalf of CLMP.
  • Panelist, “Anthologizing Queer: Defining Community and the Politics of Representation” at AWP: Associated Writing Programs. March 2016. Los Angeles, CA. This panel was moderated by Jason Schneiderman.
  • Moderator and Panel Organizer, “Trans Poetics and Feminism” panel. Modern Language Association. Jan 2016. Austin, TX. The other participants on the panel were Joy Ladin, Cass Adair, Melina Alice Moore, and Stephen Ira.
  • Speaker, “Trans Poetics featuring Trace Peterson,” Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY. October 19, 2015. This event was organized by Jason Schneiderman.
  • Reader and Panelist, AWP Conference. March 2015. I participated in the reading “Queertopia or Bust” and the panel “Editing Queer Anthologies.”
  • Speaker, Women Wielding Words Conference, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY. Feb 28, 2015. Other participants in this conference included Patricia Spears Jones, Lee Bricetti, and Nita Noveno.
  • Plenary Panelist and Speaker at Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism. May 22-24, 2014. University of Winnipeg, Canada.
  • Panelist, “The Queer Gaze.” April 1, 2014. Bureau of General Services Queer Division, New York, NY. The other panelists were Samuel R. Delany, Ana Bozicevic, and Saeed Jones. The event was moderated by Lonely Christopher and presented by the Kristiania Collective.
  • Keynote Speaker and Plenary Panelist, Symposium on Queer Poetics. March 18-19, 2014. Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University, Boulder, CO.
  • Reader and Event Organizer, “Launch of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics.” The Poetry Project. New York, NY. December 11, 2014. Participants included Samuel Ace, Ching-In Chen, Jaime Shearn Coan, Joy Ladin, Dawn Lundy Martin, Jordan Rice, Trish Salah, Zoe Tuck, Emerson Whitney, and Raymond Foye.
  • Plenary Panelist for Trans Arts: Trans and Genderqueer Life and Writing. December 4, 2013. Center for the Humanities, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. The other participants in this event, hosted by Stephanie Burt, were D’hana Perry, Michael M. Weinstein, kat baus, Kate Bornstein, Michael Bronski, and Homi K. Bhabha. 
  • Moderator, A Reading and Panel Discussion on Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics. March 2013, AWP Conference, Boston, MA. This panel featured my Co- editor TC Tolbert, along with Dawn Lundy Martin and Trish Salah.
  • Featured Reader, Small Press Traffic. Dec 2, 2012. The other readers were j/j hastain and nico peck.
  • Talk and reading at “Transfeminism and Literature: A Panel.” Curated by Jamila Wimberly and Belladonna Collaborative. September 27, 2012. Poets House, New York, NY
  • Featured Reader, Yes Reading Series. April 2012. Albany, NY. The other reader was Kim Gek Lin Short. The event was curated by James Belflower and Matthew Klane.
  • Moderator and Panel Organizer (with Vincent Katz), “Poetry as Music: A Different Way of Thinking.” March 17, 2011. This was an event for the Quips & Cranks Series at The School of Visual Arts. The other participants were Anselm Berrigan, Phong Bui, and Kimberly Lyons.
  • Featured Reader, Dia Readings in Contemporary Poetry. Dec 16, 2010. The other reader was Charles Bernstein. The event was curated by Vincent Katz.
  • Panelist, Spanking and Poetry: A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. February 26, 2010. CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
  • Panelist, Advancing Feminist Poetics & Activism: A Gathering, September 24-25, 2009. CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
  • Featured Reader, Creative Writing Program Poetry Series. Mar 2, 2009. University of Miami, Miami, FL.
  • Featured Reader, Small Planet Sessions. Chax Press Studio, Tucson, AZ. Oct 19, 2008. The other reader was John Tritica. The event was curated by Charles Alexander.
  • Featured Reader, Belladonna* Series. New York, NY. Feb 13, 2007. The other reader was Deborah Meadows. The event was curated by erica kaufman.
  • Featured Reader, The Poetry Project at St Marks Church. New York, NY. January 15, 2007. The other reader was Charles Alexander.
  • Featured Reader, Segue Reading Series. New York, NY. March 19, 2005. The other reader was Brenda Iijima. The event was curated by Charles Borkhuis.