R294. CANCELLED: Women's Caucus

Room 214A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
6:30 pm to 7:45 pm


The Women's Caucus offers a space to network, plan events, and discuss issues concerning women writers (eg., ways to support each other, lack of access to literary power structures, conference childcare, obstacles to publication, keeping literary events safe, etc.). This year's panel includes two guest editors who will speak and answer questions about publishing and what they look for in manuscripts. The Women's Caucus is an inclusive space and welcomes the diverse perspectives of women writers.



Jennifer Givhan is a Mexican American poet, NEA fellowship recipient, and author of Landscape with Headless Mama (2015 Pleiades Editors’ Prize), Protection Spell (2016 Miller Williams Poetry Prize Series, U of Arkansas Press), and Girl with Death Mask (2017 Blue Light Books Prize, Indiana U Press).

Melissa Studdard is the author of the poetry collection I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast and the middle-grade novel Six Weeks to Yehidah. She is the executive producer and host of VIDA Voices & Views, an editor for American Microreviews and Interviews, and president of the Women's Caucus.

Lynn Melnick is the author of the poetry collections Landscape with Sex and Violence and If I Should Say I Have Hope, and the coeditor of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation. She teaches poetry at Columbia University and 92Y and serves on the founding board of Writ.

Hafizah Geter's poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in the New Yorker, McSweeney's, Longreads, Tin House, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, and Narrative magazine, among others. She is on the board of Writ. and is an editor at Little A & TOPPLE Books from Amazon Publishing.

Anel I. Flores, lesbiana, chicana, artist, is the author of Empanada, a Lesbiana Story en Probaditas. She is a member of Macondo Writer’s Workshop and NALAC. Currently she is completing her forthcoming manuscripts, Cortinas de Lluvia and her graphic memoir, Pindada de Rojo.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center