S121. Women Trespassing: Women Breaking the Rules in Fiction and Their Writing Careers

Room 008, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Saturday, March 7, 2020
9:00 am to 10:15 am


A Catholic-turned-Buddhist has sex with her Zen master. A biomechanist builds a deer suit to live in the woods. A woman stalks the celebrity living on her street. A girl basketball player navigates a male-dominated world. In this panel, women writers discuss how they write trespassing women and break rules in their writing lives. Women writers have been too long excluded from spaces of authority. We’re taking the power back. This panel is for writers ready to make risky choices and daring work.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Women_Trespassing_Outline.pdf


Lara Ehrlich is the author of the short story collection Animal Wife, and her short stories appear in StoryQuarterly, Hunger Mountain, the Massachusetts Review, the Normal School, and River Styx, among others.

Kristen Millares Young is the author of Subduction. A prizewinning journalist, essayist, and book critic, she is Prose Writer-in-Residence of Hugo House. Her work appears in The Washington Post, The Guardian, The New York Times, Hobart, Moss, and Poetry Northwest. She is cofounder and chair of InvestigateWest.

Liz Harmer

Aimee Liu


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center