forthcoming: Audiobooks of Torn Shapes of Desire, Silence and the Word, and The Stars Change, from Audible
forthcoming 2014: “Ties that Bind,” Lowball, Tor
forthcoming: “Hunting for Mangoes” in Milk Rice 2, Perera Hussein Press, Sri Lanka
forthcoming: "Monsoon Day," Across the Spectrum, Book View Cafe
forthcoming: "Refuge," Chicks Dig Gaming, Mad Norwegian Press
November 8, 2013: launch party for Jaggery: A Magazine of South Asian and Diaspora Literature, 6-8 p.m., Powell's at Halsted, Chicago (I'm editor-in-chief and publisher)
November 8, 2013: On NPR's The Afternoon Shift with Niala Boodhoo, at 2 p.m., talking about Jaggery
November 7, 2013: Writers Read! Local author reading at Oak Park main library
November 2013: The Stars Change (Circlet Press)
October 17, 2013: Reading, Subcontinental Drift, at The Joynt, 8 p.m.
October 14, 2013: Co-host Asian American Studies Mixer, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., UIC Library
October 2013: Interview, Words Apart
September 20, 2013: Host Q&A, Chicago South Asian Film Festival, for the Sinhalese Sri Lankan film, Thanha Rathi Ranga.
September 11, 2013: Interview at The Boook Cellar Cafe, Chicago, as part of Ask the Impossible book tour
August 2013: WorldCon, San Antonio: Feminist Rewritings of the Ramayana and the Matter of Britain: Differences in Approach and Execution (paper presentation)
July 2013: Speaker, Chicago, Asian American Journalists’ Association
June 2013: “Seven Ways of Looking at Captain Jack,” essay co-authored with Jed Hartman, Queers Dig Time Lords, Mad Norwegian Press.
June 2013: APALA President’s Program at American Library Association: Pushing the Boundaries: LGBTQ Presentation and Representation of/by Asian/Pacific American Writers (panel moderator)
May 2013: “Birthstones,” Out! Stories from the New Queer India, published by Queer Ink, India.
May 2013: 2MTL 309 podcast: Meet the Editors and Writers of "Queers Dig Time Lords"
May 2013: Named a Wednesday Geek Woman by GeekFeminism.org, for contributions in the overlapping areas of online writing, speculative fiction, and feminism: http://geekfeminism.org/2013/05/22/wednesday-geek-woman-mary-anne-mohanraj-author-editor-and-blogging-pioneer/
May 2013: WisCon, Madison: Queers Dig Time Lords (panel), Queers Dig Time Lords (reading), Changing Face of Fiction: Diversity and Backlash, Fear and Masculinity in SF/F, A Radical Queer Agenda , Passing: Self-Care and Embracing Who You Are
March 2013: ICFA, Florida: Feminist Rewritings of the Ramayana and the Matter of Britain: Differences in Approach and Execution (paper presentation)
March 2013: Strange Horizons (magazine I founded in 2000, and ran from 2000 – 2012) nominated for a Hugo Award.
January 2013: "The Princess in the Forest" reviewed in Cascadia Subduction Zone.
January 2013: English department colloquium, from Arbitrary Passions (memoir-in-progress)
December 2012: Received Illinois Arts Council professional development grant.
December 2012: “As We Wait to Learn Their Names,” “The Monday After,” “Four Days After the Shooting,” (poems), Northeast Review, India.
November 22, 2012: NonfictioNow Conference, "Diaspora: Centering the Margins," Melbourne
November 11, 2012: "Gender Parity on Panels," WindyCon, Lombard, IL
November 2012: “The Princess in the Forest,” Breaking the Bow, Zubaan Books
November 2012: Melbourne, NonfictionNow Conference: Diaspora: Centering the Margins (panel chair)
October 8, 2012: UIC Brown Bag Lecture Series, Chicago
October 2012: Asian American Studies brown bag lecture series, from Arbitrary Passions (memoir-in-progress)
September 21, 2012: University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley & INDUS of Fox Valley South Asian literature conference; panelist and reader, Wisconsin
August 2012: WorldCon Chicago: Author Reading, Wild Cards Panel, Presentation: Kickstart Your Way to Self-Publishing, Finding Minorities Panel (moderator), Clarion Call Panel, Making a More Universal WorldCon Panel, LGBTQ in SF&F Panel
April 2012: "Geek Girls and the Artist" -- C2E2, Chicago
April 3, 2012: April Funk reading, Chicago
March 22, 2012: Samadhana Benefit Reading Series, Toronto
March 15, 2012: Gumbo Fiction Salon, Chicago
March 6, 2012: Homolatte, Chicago
February 2012: "What's Wrong With Being Popular?," AWP, Chicago
January 2012: "The Marrying Kind," Alchemy, Tranquebar / Westland
July 2011: "Writing for Radicals," "When Someone You Love Fails," and a reading, ThinkGalacticon, Chicago
February 2011: "What Women Don't Write When We Write About Sex," AWP, D.C.
February 2011: Panelist & Reading, Capricon, Chicago
January 29, 2011: Panelist, South Asians in the Media, SAJA (South Asian Journalists Association), Chicago
November 2010: Panelist, WindyCon, Chicago
September 16, 2010: Reading, Subcontinental Drift, Chicago
August 14, 2010: Reading, Uncalled-For Readings, Chicago
June 19, 2010: SE Wisconsin Festival of Books, Waukesha
May 27-31 , 2010, Guest of Honor, WisCon
April 28: Minal Hajratwala Talk, UIC
April 24: Keynote speaker, LUCES Women of Color Conference, Loyola University, Chicago
April 21: ASAM Knowledge Bowl, UIC
April 17, 1-3 p.m.: Oak Park Main Library, local author booksigning
April 10, 10:30 a.m., AWP Conference, Denver, chairing panel: "From Bombs to Bindis: Trends and Tensions in S. Asian Diaspora Writing"
April 9, 6:30: Joint reading (with Roohi Choudhry, Summi Kaipa, Ramola D, and Minal Hajratwala), Highlands Ranch Library, near Denver, CO
April 7, 12:00 - 1:30; Northwestern Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora, talk centering on work-in-progress Arbitrary Passions
March 15, 2010: Rinku Sen Talk, UIC
March 3, 2010, 2-4 p.m., talk at Truman College
Febuary 22, 2010: AsAm Faculty / Grad Student Mixer, UIC
Winter 2010, Bodies in Motion selected for One Book, One Truman program; entire college encouraged to read my book!
January 31, 2010, sold story "Talking to Elephants to Abyss & Apex Magazine
January 23, 2010, Kalakranti performance
September 24, 2009, had son! Anandan Mohan McLeod Whyte. 7 lbs, 6.5 oz.
August 2009, started new position as Assistant Director of Asian and Asian-American Studies, UIC (in addition to Clinical Assistant Professor position in English department)
June 11 - 14, 2009: 3rd Biennial Kriti Festival, Chicago
April 8, 2009, 6 - 8 p.m., Breaking Barriers reception to honor Asian American leaders in the creative arts
March 30, 2009, 7:30 p.m., staged reading of "The Yellow Dress," through the Incubator Workshop: Rasaka Theatre and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, 78 E. Washington St.
March 22 - 28, 2009, Teaching Spring Break Online Workshop
February 27, 2009, 7 p.m., Women Out Loud reading, 1505 W. Morse, Chicago, IL
February 22, 2009, sold story "Jump Space" to Thoughtcrime Experiments
February 11, 2009, Serendib Press/DesiLit/SLF Party at AWP
December 26-27, 2008, SALA Conference, San Francisco, Humara Mushaira reading ("Under the Skin" and beach excerpt from Arbitrary Passions) , and presenting "Cover Art for Desi Writers: Men vs. Women"
December 8 - 28, 2008, Teaching Winter Break Online Workshop
December 2, 2008, Writing Workshop, Early to Bed, Chicago
November 18, 2008, Northwestern SASA Speaker, 7-8 p.m.
November 17, 2008, The Exquisite Corpuscle becomes available for pre-order from Fairwood Press, including a poem of mine.
October 27, 2008, host South Asian Chai Social, UIC
October 14, 2008, "Silence and the Word," "White Sheets," and "Under the Skin" accepted to collaborative play, Yoni ki Baat, to be performed January 2 - February 1 2009 by the Rasaka Theatre Company, Chicago
October 14, 2008, sold "Lotta and Bindi: Dolls for a Biracial Child" to Wondertime
September 1, 2008, sold "Sequins" to Tumbarumba
August 25, 2008, started Clinical Assistant Professor position, University of Illinois at Chicago
July 26, 2008 (my birthday!), afternoon. Reading, Masala! Mehndi! Masti! festival, Toronto.
July 21, 2008, Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing Clarion podcast interview
July 16, 2008, 7:00 p.m. Reading. Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego. Free to the public.
July 12 - 19, 2008, Teach at Clarion
June 25, 2008, 3-4 p.m. Talk for Athena's, Rhode Island.
June 21, 2008, 1-5 p.m., Mini-Kriti Festival. Panel presentations: Publishing Your Novel; Getting the Writing Done. Chicago.
June 14, 2008, 10 - 12 a.m. Talk for Ekya, Lincoln Park Library, Chicago. Free to the public.
May 23-28, 2008. WisCon. A variety of panel presentations and events. Madison.
May 12, 2008. Talk: Writing Your Identity, Northwestern University, Center for the Writing Arts.
April 19, 2008, 12 - 1:30 p.m. Reading, McCormick Place. Three S. Asian-American authors come together to offer you tales of love and marriage. Sugi Ganeshananthan will be reading from her first novel, LOVE MARRIAGE, Kali Plomin from her first novel, HOME BEFORE THE MONSOON, and Mary Anne Mohanraj from her collection of Sri Lankan-American stories, BODIES IN MOTION. This event is part of Asian American Studies Conference; registration is required. Lunch is included. http://www.aaastudies.org/2008/index.html
April 18, 2008, 7-9 p.m. Reading, Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (http://www.bookcellarinc.com/. Join us as we celebrate the launch of Sugi Ganeshananthan's first novel, LOVE MARRIAGE, with a reading and Q&A by Sugi, accompanied by brief readings from authors Mary Anne Mohanraj, Ranjit Souri and visiting Laotian poet, Bryan Thao Worra. $5-$10 suggested donation at the door.
April 16, 2008, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m., Harris Hall, Rm. 108. Northwestern University's Center for the Writing Arts presents a reading from Bodies in Motion, an exploration of love and sexuality from Sri Lanka and its diaspora, through two families and four generations, and Arbitrary Passions, a combination of travelogue and memoir which attempts to delineate a few of the joys and dangers of arranged marriage, romantic love, polyamory, ethnic identity and nationalism.
April 14, 2008: The CARL BRANDON SOCIETY recommended The Poet's Journey for Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Spring Quarter, 2008: Visiting Professor, Northwestern Center for the Writing Arts
April 2008: Started recording news items here.