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Representing LGBTQ Writers at AWP since 2012

10 Tips on Getting Your AWP Panel Accepted (From David Groff)

groffdavid2400When he is not writing poetry, DAVID GROFF is an independent book editor who has spent a lot of time helping authors hone their pitches.  Over the last 14 years, he’s organized and participated in a number of accepted AWP events (as well as a number that were “tragically turned down!”).

We caught up with David and asked him for advice.  He offered up ten kernels of wisdom that are sure to get your panel accepted…or at least give it one helluva go.

Here’s David with 10 ideas on how to get your AWP panel accepted: Continue reading “10 Tips on Getting Your AWP Panel Accepted (From David Groff)”

AWP Event Proposals Due May 1st!

At last year’s AWP Conference, the collective group said one thing:  We want more LGBTQ Panels!  Okay, so the collective group said MANY things, not just that, but one thing we all seemed to agree upon was that we wanted MORE.  LGBTQ-specific panels nurture and inspire us.  They bring us together.  They help us feel validated and recognized.  They build community and allow us to have a voice.  I know from personal experience that many of the LGBTQ panels have sustained me throughout the year and continue to shape and inspire me still.

In 2016, the number of LGBTQ panels was very high!  Last year, that number took a significant drop!  The reason?  Not as many people submitted panels!  So, in 2018, let’s fix this.  We need to submit proposals!  And we need to do it now!  Event proposals  are due on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET (8:59 p.m. PT).  That is a little over 2 weeks away!

But don’t worry.  There is STILL time, but you need to act now!  For those who have never submitted a panel proposal before, here are a few things to know and some tips on getting accepted. Continue reading “AWP Event Proposals Due May 1st!”

Introducing Jay McCoy, LGBTQ Writers Caucus Secretary

You’ve already met, Jay McCoy.  He was the one who stood up at the Caucus meeting, raised his hand, and said, “I would like to serve as Secretary!”  (Or at least that’s how I remember it!)  Here, at the start of our year in the Caucus, I thought it would be nice to get to know Jay a bit better.  I caught up with him to find out more about him, his interests, and why he was crazy enough to volunteer for the 2017-2018 LGBTQ Writers Caucus Board:

Tell us a bit about yourself, Jay!

I live in Lexington, Kentucky, where I work as a freelance writer and editor. Yes, I am sixth generation of the feuding McCoys; my ancestral roots run deep in Appalachia. I hold an MFA from the Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University. My first poetry collection, The Occupation, came out in 2015 from Accents Publishing. Until this January, I was the general manager of an independent bookstore, The Morris Book Shop, when its doors closed.  I now spend my free time plotting a new independent bookstore with my business partner, Savannah Sipple. We hope to launch Brier Books’ online presence very soon and have a brick & mortar location in late summer or early fall.

You worked in books!  Okay, so who are your favorite contemporary writers?

Jan Beatty has held the top spot of my favorite contemporary writers for a few years. Her visceral poems and activist spirit inspire me. Pick up one of her books and lose yourself in it. Sit with it for a while. Let it simmer. I would round out my top ten, in no particular order, with the likes of Mark Doty, Joy Harjo, Ron Rash, Sonia Sanchez, Eileen Myles, Maurice Manning, Chuck Palahniuk, Jericho Brown, and Lee Smith.

All right!  Now I know who to add to my bookshelf!  Other than your clear love of books, why did you want to become involved in the LGBTQ Writers Caucus?

I have wanted to become more involved with the Caucus for a few years. I strongly believe in doing the necessary work of increasing the visibility and involvement of the LGBTQ community, whether within AWP or in any of our organizations or hometowns. I’ve sat back and done the things I could. Now, I have more time to commit to the work. The energy and love during the Caucus meeting this year was an immediate impetus to put my words into action. Also, I blame my friend, Staci Schoenfeld, for nudging me in the moment to raise my hand.

Ha!  Maybe you’ll nudge her next year to join the board as well!  Okay, Last question: What was the most memorable part of AWP 2017?

Aside from getting to be in the actual physical presence of so many writing friends that you only know virtually for most of the year, I would have to put the most memorable weight on a single session: The Elegy Endures: 30 Years of Community Witness to HIV/AIDS. The panelists (Irene Borger, Michael Broder, David Groff, Reginald Harris, and Terry Wolverton) shared the work of voices, both well-known and lesser known, that spoke, so clearly and loudly, to the past thirty years and the spirit necessary for the years ahead. I walked out of that session with a quiet, yet immediate, resolve. It served healing and motivating purposes.

Thanks, Jay.  Looking forward to serving with you this year!

We Stand with the National Endowment for the Arts

You have probably seen the news:  the President’s FY 2018 Budget blueprint seeks to eliminate (not just cut) funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.  

In 2015, the NEA celebrated their 50th year and awarded 2,300 grants in every single Congressional district in our country, half of which benefitted underserved communities [1].  These grants supported 30,000+ readings, concerts, and performances, 5,000+ art exhibitions, and even helped bring the arts to television and radio. In the literary realms, the NEA awarded individual fellowships to poets and translators, many of whom are members of our community.  As Lambda Literary emphasized in their own response to the released budget,

Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts have afforded LGBTQ writers the time and freedom to take risks and small presses the opportunity to publish work that otherwise may have never found an audience.

You also may be unaware that the NEA and NEH are a major reason AWP exists today.  The Literary Network reports that “The NEA helped AWP to hold it first conference and to hire its first staffer in the 1970s.” For another decade, it offered assistance to AWP with various projects and improvements.  We are not sure what AWP’s budget from the NEA and NEH are today, but it’s probably not too much of a stretch to say that these cuts/eliminations will have a direct impact on the conference and our caucus.  These budget decisions are not only affecting our lives, but our craft, our ability to network, and our ability to sustain a creative community.  

In a recent press conference, Mick Malvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budge, referred to the new budget blueprint as an “America First” budget, but we are uncertain what part of America is being put first. Cutting the NEA will result in an elimination of support to every single Congressional District in this country.  The NEA’s portion of the federal budget ($147.9 million) translates to roughly $0.46 per American, per year–less than most people find between their couch cushions.

As representatives of the LGBTQ Caucus, as artists in our communities, and as Americans, we firmly believe that art and exposure to art is part of what makes America great. The NEA is a major support system for artists and the various systems by which their art is brought to the public.  We recognize that the announced budget is only a blueprint. The process by which the National Budget gets approved is long–and that is why it is so important to make our voices heard now.

Please contact your representatives.  Call, write postcards or letters, visit them in their offices, take whatever form of action you can.  We understand that there are many pressing issues right now.  Many of us are stretched thin, but we urge you, please take a moment to act.  Then urge your friends to do the same.

If you’re not sure where to go or who to contact, use the links below to find information about:

You can also find this information via TEXT.  Just text your zip code to (520) 200-2223, and you will receive the names and telephone numbers for your representatives.

Finally, if you have a story you would like share in a guest blog post either about the NEA or another issue that affects you as LGBTQ Writers, please let us know.  Leave a comment below, or CONTACT US HERE.

In solidarity,

The LGBTQ Writers Caucus Executive Board

Tiff Ferentini, President, Miguel M. Morales, Vice President, Jay McCoy, Secretary, Samantha Tetangco, Communications Coordinator, and Sean Patrick Mulroy, Communications Coordinator

Official Message from the LGBTQ Writers Caucus

One of the goals of the LGBTQ Writer’s Caucus is to serve as a resource where marginalized queer voices can network, unite, and amplify–not just for the four days of the AWP conference, but every single day of the year. Whether we are united with you in a physical location, or connected long-distance throught the virtual world, we strive to carry those voices with us wherever we go, to serve as their platform, as their advocate, and as a constant pillar of support.

To our transgender, nonbinary, and intersex family: Please know that we are out here, and we will never stop fighting on your behalf. Please know that when you feel your voice has been drowned out, there is a chorus ready to back you up. Please know that while our government is trying to silence our voices, there are others who will hand you a megaphone. There is a strong and impassioned army of people here who love you; when you are ready to scream, they will be here to make sure that your screams are heard.

In Solidarity,

The LGBTQ Writers Caucus Executive Board

Tiff Ferentini, President, Miguel M. Morales, Vice President, Jay McCoy, Secretary, Sam Tetangco, Communications Coordinator, and Sean Patrick Mulroy, Communications Coordinator

Introducing the new LGBTQ Writers Caucus Board!

Well, folks, a month has passed since AWP 2017, and life has settled back to a bit of “normal.”  I wanted to take a moment to introduce your 2017-2018 LGBTQ Writers Caucus Board.  Most of the faces are familiar – Tiff, Miguel, Sean, and I will all be back, but some roles have switched (Tiff is now our new President, and Miguel is taking over the VP role), and we’ve also acquired a new secretary, Jay McCoy.  Congratulations, Jay, and thanks for joining us!

Here are our beautiful mugs (This phot was taken right after the LGBTQ Writers Caucus meeting):

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At this time, I also wanted to give a big THANK YOU to Todd Summar, our previous secretary, for his hard work and ever positive energy.  Serving on this board takes time and dedication, and Todd helped make the process a more positive experience for everyone.  It was a pleasure working with you this year, Todd!  I hope we can all stay in touch!

At this time, the blog is settling in.  Over the next few weeks, expect a few posts highlighting our newest board member and our new Presidente.  I am also hoping to start a monthly “Brag Bag,” for those looking to promote publications, events, and other news.  So, if any good publication or professional news comes your way this month (or last month, too!), be sure to let us know!

So Long, Farewell, as we return to our “Material” Planes (or trains or automobiles)…

Well, it has been another exciting and eventful AWP.  I hope you’ve found these posts helpful, and I look forward to staying in touch throughout the year.

If you have been visiting the blog and reading these posts, I’d love your feedback.  Were the posts helpful to you?  Was there something you wanted more of?  Something you want throughout the year?  Do you believe it is worthwhile to continue with the blog next year?  Leave your thoughts in the comments below, or use the CONTACT US form to send me a direct email.

Until 2018, folks!  And don’t forget, panel proposal due dates are right around the corner!  Let’s make our presence known!

Saturday’s LGBTQ Events

Alas!  We are at the end of the conference already!  Friday had a light schedule.  Saturday definitely makes up for it!  Whatever happens, save room at the end of the day for us!  We hope you’ll toast another successful conference at the Social Justice Mixer

Saturday, February 11, 2017
10:30 am to 11:45 am
Marquis Salon 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two S137. Does Gender Matter? Wrestling with Identity and Form in the Golden Age of Women’s Essays. (Jocelyn Bartkevicius, Marcia Aldrich, Barrie Jean Borich, Kyoko Mori, Jericho Parms) In 2014, The New York Times asked if it’s a golden age for women essayists. Cheryl Strayed gave a qualified yes. But while a wave of women’s essays is shaping the literary scene, women are underrepresented in journals and the standard-bearer, Best American Essays. Our panel explores the literary fallout from this paradox, the shape-shifting nature of essays, why it’s tricky to identify as a woman writer, the effects on our work when asked to write as women, and the complications of invisibility.

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Supreme Court, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four S144. Directions in Trans Publishing. (Kay Gabriel, Colette Arrand, SA Smythe, Cat Fitzpatrick, Stephen Ira) Transgender literature has become increasingly prominent in recent years. This panel addresses the publishing side of this cultural moment, which taken the form of both new trans literary publications and a growing visibility of trans literature in cis-centric journals and presses. Five trans editors and publishers discuss their experiences in curating trans literature and the challenges of making spaces for it where few had existed before.

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Liberty Salon M, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four S148. When Safe Spaces Aren’t: (Re)Imagining for a Multicultural Creative Space. (Alyss Dixson, Jennifer Baker, Amy Lam, Metta Sama) The term safe space has become the new buzzword for nurturing or supporting. This panel will describe how structural bias and inequity can mask the architecture of Whiteness by unpacking the term and decoding the cultural ideologies underpinning these spaces. It will seek to help writers of color and allies (re-)imagine multicultural creative spaces. Ample time given for discussion with audience and panelists on how to develop guidelines and best practices.

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Room 102A, Washington Convention Center, Level One S153. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I Got Love in My Tummy: Food, Poetry, and Activism. (Millicent Borges Accardi, Amy Sayre-Baptista, PaulA Neves, Rachel M Simon, Khyran Boyd) A chef and four writers discuss food-integrated readings and writing workshops, the successful pairing of recipes and writing techniques, and the necessary how-to to integrate food and recipes in your own writing and student work. Handouts provided for how to put together a successful community reading/workshop series as well as interactive prompts and yummy ideas. Come hungry, leave satisfied.

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Room 204AB, Washington Convention Center, Level Two S162. I Was Dreaming When I Wrote This: Prince as Influence and Icon. (Jess Row, Stephen Burt, Kaitlin Greenidge, Tisa Bryant, Martha Southgate) After his death in April 2016, Prince was celebrated not only as a musician but as a cultural icon—an artist who refused to limit or categorize his gender, his religion, or the politics of his imagination. This panel considers Prince’s enormous influence on contemporary American writing, from experimental poetry and writing in performance to autobiographical fiction and memoir.

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Room 207A, Washington Convention Center, Level Two S165. Being the Change You Want to See: The New Literary Leadership. (Lisa Lucas, Ken Chen, Jen Benka, Britt Udesen, Andrew Proctor) What will a new generation of literary leadership look like? While many literary institutions have a reputation for being stodgy or slow-moving with regards to change, here are five directors who bring unique experience and fresh perspective to literary nonprofits, national and local. They will discuss how youth, technology, and diversity can bring traditional literary institutions into the modern landscape and create a bold, more inclusive future for readers.

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12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Marquis Salon 9 & 10, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two S174. Gender and Genre: How Do Our Prejudices Affect Our Preferences?. (Jill McCabe Johnson, Kevin Clark, SJ Sindu, Viannah Duncan, Martha Amore) Do gender stereotypes influence literary tastes? Does a love poem from a male-identified poet seem more tender because it defies common gender assumptions? Does a critique from a female-identified writer feel more barbed for the same reason? What about writers whose identities or work blur society’s imposed gender distinctions? Join this panel as we explore whether we value writing more or less because of the perceived gender of the author, including how that may affect publishing decisions.

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Room 204AB, Washington Convention Center, Level Two S194. A Tribute to Edmund White. (Tom Cardamone, Alden Jones, Alexander Chee, Alysia Abbott, Patrick Ryan) This panel celebrates the enduring and groundbreaking career of Edmund White, one of the most influential living gay writers. His provocative works of fiction, biography, memoir, and criticism have sparked dialogues on the nature of the self in society for decades. Five writers—peers, colleagues, and those he has mentored—come together to discuss his work, life, and his influence on American letters. Edmund White speaks following the tribute.

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1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
Monument, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four S209. Trans & Gender Nonconforming Author Reading. (Everett Maroon, Imogen Binnie, Trace Peterson, Kelli Dunham, Carter Sickels) Award-winning transgender and gender nonconforming writers and poets bring you their newest and best work in this reading that jettisons tropes around queer and trans people to reveal an exciting and nuanced nascent trans literature. Pushing against convention, form, and your MFA workshop leader’s advice, these authors represent some of the best work across the country in a variety of genres including poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. A salon of transgender, transgenre work!

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Room 101, Washington Convention Center, Level One S218. Celebrating Langston: Langston Hughes and Contemporary Writers. (Erika Wurth, Timothy Leyerson, Allison Joseph, Abdul Ali) This cross-genre reading will celebrate the legacy of American poet, playwright, essayist, activist, and translator Langston Hughes. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of Langston Hughes, and this panel of diverse writers aims to honor his legacy in Washington, DC, a city which in which Hughes lived and a place which shaped his vision of the United States.

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Salon F, Washington Convention Center, Level One S221. Recovering Out of Print Queer Literature. (Philip Clark, Lisa C. Moore, Julie R. Enszer, Jan Freeman, Stephen Motika) The publications of many important LGBTQ writers have fallen out of print and become inaccessible to readers today. This situation poses special challenges for LGBTQ authors published by small independent presses. As readers, editors, and publishers, how can we uncover and restore LGBTQ writing in danger of being lost? How can this work be brought to new readers’ attention? With our AWP audience, we will reflect on the recovery of this marginalized literary history, culture, and community.

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Room 207A, Washington Convention Center, Level Two S230. I Sing the Body Queer and Crip. (Kathi Wolfe, Meg Day, Lydia X. Z. Brown, Raymond Luczak, Donna Minkowitz) Due to ableism, homophobia, and transphobia, the voices of LGBTQIA and disabled poets have rarely been heard. The panel I Sing the Body Queer and Crip will focus on the intersectionality of disability and queer poetics. Each panelist will read their poetry for five to seven minutes; then talk from five to seven minutes about their work. The remainder of the panel will be Q&A with the audience.

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3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Liberty Salon I, J, & K, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four S242. Queering Masculinities. (Charlie Bondhus, Michael V. Smith, Jarrett Neal, CJ Southworth, Joy Ladin) This cross-genre panel—comprised of writers who identify, previously identified, or live(d) as male—considers how we, as trans folk, gender nonconforming individuals, and/or cis men have experienced and challenged our relationships to masculinity. To explore how these experiences (re)shape and complicate our writing both in terms of form and subject, each panelist reads some pertinent work and comments on the roles their (dis)affiliations with masculinity played in shaping it.

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Room 207B, Washington Convention Center, Level Two S265. Literary Hybrids: Transgressing the Traditional. (Nickole Brown, Casandra Lopez, Ching-In Chen, Julie Marie Wade, Lee Ann Roripaugh) What is it about hybrid writing that lends itself to diversity, that makes way for the work of queer writers and those marked by multiplicity—of mixed culture, race, and class? Through readings and discussion, this panel of four authors will investigate how (and why) the in-between, liminal space offered by cross-genre writing provides various communities the freedom to more adequately express themselves, transgressing the traditional boundaries of discourse and genre.

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4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Room 203AB, Washington Convention Center, Level Two S286. Poets Mothering Otherwise: Race, Disability, Queerness. (Joelle Biele, Amanda Johnston, Hoa Nguyen, Deborah Paredez, Lisa L Moore) What are the ethics and politics of writing about our children when our families are politically vulnerable? Questions of censorship, privacy, and children’s rights resonate differently in poetry of witness or advocacy than in memoir or confessional work. As queer mothers, mothers of color, and mothers of children with disabilities, what do we refuse to write about our families? What may we, must we, share as poets of witness? And how do we tell the difference?

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6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Scarlet Oak Room, Marriott Marquis, Mezzanine Level S298. Social Justice Mixer. Toast another successful AWP with the return of the Social Justice Mixer! Connect with other writers focused on social justice and inclusion. Relax and learn about our organizations: Lambda Literary Foundation, LGBTQ Writers Caucus, CantoMundo

Other Panels with LGBTQ Peoples (not LGBTQ-content specific)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

Marquis Salon 3 & 4, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two S170. Bringing Up Baby: How Community-Based Writing Programs Survive Their First Year. (Mallory Hellman, Maya Nussbaum, Dora Malech, Jonathan Tucker, James Kass) The inaugural year of a nonprofit’s life is vital to its future development, but shepherding an organization through its infant stage comes with substantial challenges. How do community-based writing programs transform their seminal vision into a sustainable reality? Join panelists from diverse literary outreach organizations—both new and established—as they share successes, discuss pitfalls, and offer best practices for surviving the first year of existence, from securing funding to staying sane.

 

Liberty Salon M, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four S180. The Path to Publishing a First Story Collection. (Erin Stalcup, Robin Black, Lori Ostlund, Melissa Yancy) Four authors discuss their different paths to publishing their first books. One of the panelists got an agented two-book deal with a big New York house, one got an unagented contract with a small university press, and two won contests: the Drue Heinz Prize and the Flannery O’Connor Award. They’ll share their stories, and provide resources and handouts to help audience members understand ideal and realistic possibilities, and navigate their own journeys to publication.

 

3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Marquis Salon 3 & 4, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two S234. Mother Lode, Mother Load: Writing Difficult Mothers and Others. (Janice Gary, Lisa Chavez, Luisa Igloria, Karen McElmurray, Sue William Silverman) “Restless mother/from your breasts I sucked/ electrified milk/harsh lessons,” Neruda writes in “Ode to Restlessness.” This panel of five women writers—memoirists, poets, novelists, all from diverse backgrounds—explores how growing up with a mother or other adult who wielded wounding power over their lives has influenced their work. How does this mother lode work both as a vein of abundant resource and as inscrutable burden? What happens to writing after the spell of childhood is broken?

Offsite Events:

This is Queer: Lit SpectacularSaturday, February 11 at 8 PM – 11 PM @ The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road NW, Washington, D.C.:  An epic queer literary event featuring: Imogen Binnie, Jericho Brown, Alexander Chee, Tom Cho, Lucy Corin, Melissa Febos, Holly Hughes, Tennessee Jones, Eileen Myles, Morgan Parker, Michelle Tea.

Friday’s LGBTQ Events!

Thursday has come and gone and with it the LGBTQ Caucus Meeting.  Never fear, we’d still love to see you at the LGBTQ Writers Caucus Booth.  Until then, here are Friday’s LGBTQ panels and offerings:

Friday, February 10, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Room 208AB, Washington Convention Center, Level Two F199. Bringing LGBTQ Folk Forms into Our Literature. (Tom Cho, Derrick Austin, Juliana Delgado Lopera, Michelle Tea, Sassafras Lowrey) Zines, drag performance, oral history, feminist spoken word, and even 1950s and 1960s men’s physique magazines are among the folk forms that infuse LGBTQ writing. How can we reappraise these less celebrated forms and draw on them to energize the words we write today? This panel’s writers—invigorated by engagements around race, immigration, DIY, and queer punk ideologies, gender nonconformity, and other considerations—show how we can re-imagine and recast these vital forms in our own work.

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1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
Liberty Salon L, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four F211. The House of RedBone: A 20th Anniversary Reading. (Lisa C. Moore, Samiya Bashir, Sharon Bridgforth, Ana-Maurine Lara, G. Winston James) Founded in 1997, Washington, DC–based RedBone Press publishes award-winning black gay and lesbian literature. RedBone authors are poets, playwrights, essayists, and fiction writers, all of them with some form of performance experience. Come celebrate twenty years of independent publishing with a sampling of literary work from four RedBone Press authors.

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Ballroom C, Washington Convention Center, Level Three F217. A Reading and Conversation with Alexander Chee and Valeria Luiselli, Sponsored by Coffee House Press and Kundiman. (Lisa Lucas, Valeria Luiselli, Alexander Chee) Two award-winning writers will read from their work and join in conversation with National Book Foundation Executive Director Lisa Lucas. Chee is the Whiting Award winning author of Queen of the Night and a contributing editor at the New Republic. Luiselli is a 5 Under 35 honoree and the author of The Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize–winning The Story of My Teeth.

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4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Marquis Salon 5, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two F273. We’re Recruiting: Teaching & Enacting Social Justice in the Writing Classroom. (Melissa Febos, Syreeta McFadden, Colin Beavan, Sreshtha Sen, Rachel Simon) To teach writing is essentially a political act—we give our students the tools to examine and question their culture and the potential to change it. But how much of our own agenda do we bring into our curriculum? How do we teach our students to think and speak critically from their own experience? Teaching writers and activists in realms of racial justice, feminism, LGBTQI, and environmentalism share their methods, successes, and failures to integrate social justice and the pedagogy of writing.

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Other Panels with LGBTQ Peoples (not LGBTQ-content specific)

Friday, February 10, 2017

1:30 pm to 2:45 pm

Archives, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four F215. The Body Electric in the Ether: Creative Writing Pedagogy Goes Online. (Ryan Sobeck, Belle Gironda, Joseph Rein, Belinda Kremer) Schools are pushing into the digital era, rapidly expanding their offerings of online and hybrid classes in every subject. But what does it mean to teach creative writing beyond the classroom? What are the affordances and constraints of the online environment? How are traditional practices, like the writing workshop, adapting? Experienced writers, educators, and instructional designers discuss the obstacles, approaches, and developments of online and hybrid creative writing education.

Offsite Events:

OutWrite Presents an Evening of Queer Readings:  Friday, February 10 at 6 PM – 8 PM @ East City Bookshop, 645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington DC:  OutWrite Presents an Evening of Queer Readings Moderated by Joe Okonkwo Readings from Everett Maroon, Risa Denenberg, David Eye, and Craig L. Gidney

 

 

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