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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