F143. The Coast Is Queer: LGBTQ+ Voices from the Pacific Northwest
Friday, March 29, 2019
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Sara Graefe writes plays, films, TV, and creative nonfiction. She is contributing editor of the new creative nonfiction collection, Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories. Her ten produced plays include Dreamspyre and Yellow on Thursdays. She teaches in the Creative Writing program at UBC, Vancouver campus.
Ramón Esquivel teaches playwriting and theatre education Central Washington University. Recent premieres include The Hero Twins: Blood Race and Above Between Below. Published plays include: Luna, Nasty, and Nocturnal.
Kate Gray’s novel-in-progress smashes Sylvia Plath against Maryanne Buckley, a fictional sister of William F. Buckley, Jr., in 1953. Kate’s first novel, Carry the Sky, stares at bullying without blinking. She is the author of three poetry collections. Her passion comes from coaching writers in PDX.
Michael V. Smith teaches in the interdisciplinary dept of Creative Studies at University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. He is the author of six books: two novels, three poetry books, and the Lammy-nominated memoir My Body Is Yours. His short films have toured international festivals, including the BFI and Lincoln Center.
Carol Guess is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and prose, including Tinderbox Lawn, Darling Endangered, and Doll Studies: Forensics. She is Professor of English at Western Washington University, where she teaches Creative Writing and Queer Studies.