F119. Power, Change, and the Literary Establishment

Ballroom A, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am


As women, LGBTQ individuals, and people of color move into positions of power in literary culture, we may imagine we are ahead of other professions in addressing gender and racial inequities. In a cultural climate that makes these inequities urgently visible, the participants in this roundtable will open a discussion about whether power dynamics and double standards that lay the ground for mistreatment are more deeply entrenched than we think, expressed in routine interactions too subtle to take on directly, and we will ask how we might work to make these dynamics visible, and so, subject to change.



Katharine Coles

Lucinda Roy

Brynn Saito

Peter Covino

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center