F254. CANCELLED: Queer Latinx Men & Vulnerability

Room 007C, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


Writers who write about identity and culture, or those who grew up with limitations as to how they could express themselves, know how one’s own culture plays a huge part in showing vulnerability. As queer Latinx writers, we write because vulnerability is often seen as weakness in our machismo culture. Panelists will discuss the implications and benefits of being vulnerable on the page.We will also discuss how reimagining vulnerability gives writers the space to show different facets of Latinx cultures.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: QueerLatinxMenVulnerabilityOutline.pdf



Saúl Hernández is a queer writer from San Antonio, TX, raised by undocumented parents and as a Jehovah Witness. He has a MFA in creative writing from UTEP. He's a semifinalist for the 2018 Francine Ringold Award for New Writers (Nimrod Literary Journal). He's part of Macondo Writers Workshop.

Joe Jiménez is the author of Rattlesnake Allegory, his second poetry collection. His essays and poems have recently appeared in the Adroit Journal, Iron Horse, RHINO, Aster(ix), and Waxwing and on the PBS NewsHour and Lambda Literary sites.

David Lopez is a queer writer and librarian. He received an MFA from University of California, Riverside and an MLIS from San José State University.

Jesus Peña is a second year MFA Writing student at the University of Texas at El Paso. He currently teaches rhetoric and writing studies.

Gustavo Hernandez is a Queer Mexican immigrant poet. His poems have been published in several literary journals in the United States and abroad. His first full-length poetry collection, Flower Grand First, is forthcoming.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center