S157. Writing the Invisible: Genderqueer Writers on Writing and Representing Outside the Gender Binary
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:30 am to 11:45 am
Tiff Ferentini is the current marketing manager for Monkey Business International and the President of AWP's LGBTQ Writers Caucus. Their work has appeared in The Gambler; Off the Rocks, the LGBTQ Anthology of Newtown Writers Press; and Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Writing.
Julia Leslie Guarch's poems appear in The Marquis, Rain Party & Disaster Society, The Vending Machine, Sunset Liminal, Pulse/Pulso Anthology, Impossible Archetype, and Triadæ magazine. She was a finalist for the Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award and cowinner of the MacKnight Black Poetry Award.
Jess Silfa is an MFA candidate and Truman Capote Fellow at Brooklyn College in New York. They are an Afro-Latinx disability and LGBTQ rights advocate. They are working on their first novel.
s.a.b.u. is a genderqueer, mixed race, first generation American playwright, poet, actor, and performance artist. Themes explored have included sex, addiction, race, gender issues, sexual identity, feminism, reproductive rights, ageism, classism, and abuse. (@igetintothings)
Elliott Junkyard is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He writes queer books about queer people falling in love and sometimes those people are also pirates. He also writes, illustrates, and publishes a selection of educational zines on topics such as medicinal herbs and cooking.