F177. “Nothing Can Happen Nowhere”: The Craft of Setting in LGBTQ-Themed Fiction
Friday, March 9, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Paula Martinac is the author of four novels, including The Ada Decades, a novel in stories; and the Lambda Literary Award–winning Out of Time. She teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a fiction writing coach at the Charlotte Center for the Literary Arts.
Amy Hoffman is the author of the novel The Off Season and the memoirs Lies About My Family; An Army of Ex-Lovers: My Life at the Gay Community News; and Hospital Time. Editor of Women's Review of Books, she teaches in the Solstice low-residency MFA program.
Cheryl A. Head is the author of Long Way Home: A World War II Novel, a 2015 Next Generation Indie Book finalist for historical fiction and African American literature. Her novel, Bury Me When I’m Dead, the first book in the Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries, was a 2017 Lambda Literary Awards finalist.
Serkan Gorkemli is the author of Grassroots Literacies: Lesbian and Gay Activism and the Internet in Turkey, winner of the 2015 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Book Award. An associate professor of English at UConn Stamford, he is working on a collection of queer short stories set in Turkey.
Carter Sickels is the author of the novel The Evening Hour, and the editor of Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships & Identity. He is assistant professor of creating writing at Eastern Kentucky University.