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November 10: Leading up to Transgender Awareness Week, Lo Smith and featured guest Rahne Alexander will discuss books, art, media that celebrate trans elders and creators.

Rahne Alexander is an intermedia artist and writer from Baltimore, Maryland. A 2021 graduate of the Intermedia+Digital Art MFA at UMBC, her works in video, performance, music, and painting have been exhibited across the U.S. and around the world, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art, and MIX NYC. She performs music as 50 Foot Woman and as the front woman of the rock band Santa Librada. Her writing has been anthologized in Love, You  (Urban Ivy, 2020), Resilience (Heartspark, 2017) and the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica (Cleis, 2011). Her OutWrite-award-winning chapbook of collected essays Heretic to Housewife was published by Neon Hemlock in 2019. More info at

Lo Smith serves the Enoch Pratt Free Library as the Coordinator of Digital Equity and has over 9 years of experience in libraries. They hold an Masters of Library Science from Simmons University, and was a member of the first all-trans panel session at the American Library Association Annual Conference in 2018. 

When they are not working to bridge the digital divide, they can be found browsing the stacks of the Central Library for excellent queer literature and graphic novels.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 3:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Book Discussions, Virtual Event, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Book Discussion

Event Publisher

Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

Digital Signage


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Kelly Nobles

Kelly Nobles left a positive review 7/21/2020

It was fun! Thank you for hosting the program.

Charles Henry

Charles Henry left a positive review 7/21/2020

I really enjoyed it. Never gave much thought to graphic novels but after the presentation I might add that genre to my reading list.