F121. Transmogrification of the Transgender Narrative: Cunting-up Trans Nonfiction

B117-119, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29, 2019
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Toward an expansion of possibilities for trans nonfiction through the investigation of process, praxis, and the generously assumed audience, several trans nonfiction writers will discuss writing beyond the transition narrative in an experimental homage to Dodie Bellamy's cunt-ups, where the remarks of each panelist are taken up at random; allowing the conversation to transcend narrative binaries, and to challenge notions of authorship, expertise, and the myth of a single trans story.



Cooper Lee Bombardier's writing is published in Foglifter, Put A Egg On It, The Kenyon Review, CutBank, Nailed Magazine, and The Rumpus; and in the Lambda Award-winning anthology The Remedy, as well as in Meanwhile, Elsewhere, winner of the 2018 American Library Association Stonewall Book Award.

Brook Shelley's writing has appeared in The Toast, Lean Out, Transfigure, and the Oregon Journal of the Humanities. She speaks at conferences on queer and trans issues and memory.

Colette Arrand founded and edits The Wanderer. She is the author of Hold Me Gorilla Monsoon (OPO Books and Objects, 2017) and To Denounce the Evils of Truth. She is a student at the University of Georgia.

Ryka Aoki is the author of the performance, prose, and poetry collection, Seasonal Velocities, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist; the novel, He Mele a Hilo: A Hilo Song; and the poetry book, Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul. She is a professor at Santa Monica College and Antioch University.

Grace Reynolds is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker. Her work deals with the politics of identity, the friction of rubbing against societal expectations, and the resulting fallout. She is currently working on a poetry anthology.


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Henry B. González Convention Center