Jyoti Arvey is a writer, artist, drag queen & bookseller based in San Francisco, CA. Their work uses personal & collective histories to create portals that move between our inner & outer worlds. Arvey has published work in DISSOLVE Magazine, The New Engagement, sparkle + blink & elsewhere. They perform in drag venues across San Francisco as Eileen Kilometers, an immortal shape-shifter who cracked out of a Faberge egg. During the day, they surround themselves with words at Dog Eared Books Castro.

jyoti.arvey [at] gmail [dot] com

Artist Photo: Savitri Arvey



2016 - Present  Bookseller, Dog Eared Books Castro, San Francisco, CA

2015 - Present  Writer, Russian Translator & Social Media Manager, Gallery Moderne, Nyack, NY

2014-2015        Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Novosibirsk, Russia

2014                  Bachelor of Arts in Slavic Studies, Connecticut College, New London, CT

                          Oakes and Louise Ames Prize for most outstanding thesis, Connecticut College



2019                this time I am about to describe to you, RAW Performance at SAFEhouse Arts, San Francisco, CA

2019                STONE & FLESH,  RAW Performance at SAFEhouse Arts, San Francisco, CA


2019                Work More 8: Drag House, OX & VivvyAnne ForeverMORE!, Counterpulse, San Francisco, CA 


March 2020   Quiet Lightning, Old Devil Moon, San Francisco, CA

July 2019        Happy Endings: Sand, Witches & Sandwiches, Make Out Room, San Francisco, CA

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Interview with Dog Eared Books Castro, Argonáutica Blog, September 6th 2019

A Teacher from the US Working at Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University (in Russian), Channel OTC, Novosibirsk, Russia - May 2015

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