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 Chicago. She has appeared widely on radio
and television including First Person Singular on CBC radio and Imprint
on TVO. Mariko Tamaki is currently attending York University working a
Masters degree in Women's Studies.
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