S261. Beyond Patriarchy: Changing Leadership, Changing Literary Landscapes

Room 24, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


This panel will discuss how and whether diversifying magazine mastheads, literary organizations' leadership roles, and publishing industry top-level positions creates real change and allows for a truly inclusive literary community. We will look at what these changes in leadership might mean for both writers and readers. We'll also consider how the current political administration has already impacted, and will continue to impact, various literary spaces.



Marisa Siegel lives, writes, and edits near New York City. She is editor in chief and owner of TheRumpus.net.

Raluca Albu is a senior nonfiction editor for Guernica and the online literature for BOMB. She's a juror for the 2018 Best Translated Book Award and has read for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize and the NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship. She writes about history, immigration, and narratives.

Alexandra Watson is a biracial writer living in Harlem. She is Executive Editor of Apogee Journal, a publication dedicated to highlighting underrepresented voices. She teaches writing at Columbia University, Baruch College, and at the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America.

Kima Jones has received fellowships from PEN Center USA Emerging Voices, Kimbilio Fiction, Yaddo, and The MacDowell Colony. She is an MFA candidate in fiction and Rodney Jack Scholar in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She works as a book publicist in Los Angeles.

Hafizah Geter's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, Tin House, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, and Narrative magazine, among others. She is on the board of VIDA and she is a poetry editor for Phantom Books. She is an editor at Amazon Publishing's Little A and Day One.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center