F241. Both, Neither, and Something Else Entirely: Genderqueer Writers & Writing

F150, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Genderqueer writers investigate the pleasures, joys, and challenges of writing and publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more outside of the gender binary. We’ll explore: navigating use of non-binary pronouns (they/theirs, ze/hir, and more) in text, professional misgendering of authors as well as characters, queering the boundaries and norms of publishing, challenges and opportunities that small and independent publishing offer non-binary writers, and the importance of representation.



Sassafras Lowrey is the 2013 winner of the Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award. Ze is the author of two celebrated novels: Lost Boi and Roving Pack. Lowrey is also editor of the two-time American Library Association honored Kicked Out anthology of current and former homeless LGBTQ youth.

Shelley Marlow is the author of Two Augusts in a Row in a Row. The art edition of Two Augusts In a Row In a Row was recently released with 24 artworks by Marlow. Marlow received an Acker Award for Excellence in Avant Guard Writing. Marlow served as the Fiction Editor of Ping Pong Magazine.

Jacq Greyja is a graduate student and William Dickey Fellow in the Poetry MFA program at San Francisco State University. They are the author of the poetry chapbook Greater Grave. Their poems have appeared in Peach Mag, Apogee, Bettering American Poetry: Volume II, and elsewhere.

Tiff Ferentini is a Publishing Associate at Kodansha Comics and Marketing Manager for Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan. Their writing has appeared in The GamblerOff the Rocks: The LGBTQ Anthology of Newtown Writers PressSongs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Writing, and others.

Kenning (FKA Kenyatta) JP Garcia is a performer/poet, humorist, and cronista. JP is the author of This Sentimental Education, Slow Living, and So This Is Story. JP is also a cohost and organizer for the St. Rocco's Reading Series and is an editor at Rigorous, Five 2 One and the Operating System.


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