Kai Cheng Thom
Writer and Performer
Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performer, healer, wicked witch and lasagna lover based in Toronto, unceded Indigenous territory. Her work has appeared on pages and stages across the continent, in such venues as the Verses International Poetry Festival, the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. A two-time Lambda Literary Award Finalist and the winner of the 2017 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging Writers, Kai Cheng is the author of three books: the novel Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir, the poetry collection a place called No Homeland, and the children's book From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea.