R282. CANCELLED: The Split Story: Fractured Identities and Hybrid Narratives

Status: Not Accepted

Room 305, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


In a world that too often dismisses their stories, many queer, trans, and female writers are drawn to the hybrid narrative: a fragmented mosaic of personal experience and social, political, cultural, or natural history. These panelists will discuss their hybrid books-in-progress, how they’re incorporating research or cultural concerns, where one story must necessarily give way to the other, what the personal brings to the universal, and the risks inherent in telling a personal story we don't own.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Split_Story_Event_Outline.docx



Marissa Landrigan is the author of The Vegetarian's Guide to Eating Meat, and her essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Creative Nonfiction, Guernica, Orion, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is an associate professor of writing at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.

Colette Arrand founded and edits the Wanderer. She is the author of Hold Me Gorilla Monsoon and To Denounce the Evils of Truth. She is a student at the University of Georgia.

Amy Monticello is the author of Close Quarters, a chapbook-length memoir, and the essay collection How to Euthanize a Horse. Her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, The Iron Horse Literary Review, Salon, and elsewhere. She is an assistant professor at Suffolk University in Boston.


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