QTAPI Week | Healing Through Poetry

Uplifting the Queer and Trans Asian and Pacific Islander community through poetry.

About this experience

Celebrate QTAPI Week along with the San Diego Queer APIMEDA Coalition (QAPIMEDA) and special guests kira wei-hsin jacobson (許維昕) and Elaine Wang for an evening of poetry. The evening will be a designated space for people to listen to other queer, trans, and/or Asian poets, reflect, and write healing into existence.

Click here to RSVP today by visiting the QTAPI Week page.


kira wei-hsin jacobson (許維昕) (they/them) is a transmedial artist and writer currently based in san diego. their work addresses the experience of being an ambiguous body in a deeply hierarchical and categorical society.


Elaine Wang has been published in Cherry Tree, The Open Culture Collective, Dust Poetry Magazine, F(r)iction #14, Auburn Avenue, Elastic Magazine, Memorious, Sunstar, Spires, cahoodaloodaling, Zero Ducats, the Lantern Review, FreezeRay, and Front Porch (now Porter House Review). She/he/they was part of 92y’s #wordswelivein project, 7x7’s Exquisite Corpse (collaboration with Kenji Liu), and Unmargin's "Incantations." Kundiman Fellow and 2014 & 2017 Pushcart Prize Nominee, as well as 2015 Best New Poets Nominee. Born and (mostly) raised in Texas, now residing in Los Angeles. www.theelainewang.com



QTAPI Week is a nationally recognized week when organizers demonstrate the strength and resilience of the Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle-Eastern, Desi American (APIMEDA) community in the face of continued violence as well as pride in identity as part of the LGBTQ community. QTAPI Week is held annually on the last week of May to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and/or the first week of Pride Month in order to uplift and honor the queer and trans AAPI community.


The San Diego Queer APIMEDA Coalition (QAPIMEDA) was formed in 2019 to create a safe and welcoming space designed to build capacity and leaders within the LGBTQ+ APIMEDA community, promote connectivity, combat stereotypes and racism, and mobilize civic and economic power.


American Sign Language interpretation services can be arranged for this event with at least one week of advance notice. For any other accommodation needs, please email accessibility@sdpride.org one week before the event.


Please email qapimeda@sdpride.org for any additional questions.

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San Diego Queer APIMEDA's purpose is to create a safe and welcoming space designed to foster meaningful discussions about the intersection of individuals who identify as Desi, Middle-Eastern, Pacific Islander, Asian, and LGBTQ+.