Two (or More) Become One: Writing in Collaboration across Genre

Room 337, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 3
Thursday, March 9, 2023
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


Do intersectional identities and lived experiences become more accessible to readers when written collaboratively? Could collaboration be the ideal writing model to get us from the present to the future? Do these texts reach audiences dissatisfied with the single, alienated narrator? In this panel, multigenre POC and LGBTQIA+ writers will explore collaboration as a means for both the creation and publication of collaborative manuscripts.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP23_Event_Outline_2.pdf



Katie Jean Shinkle's books include Tannery Bay (with Steven Dunn); None of This Is an Invitation (with Jessica Alexander); Ruination, and others. She is an assistant professor in the MFA in creative writing, editing, and publishing program at Sam Houston State University.

Steven Dunn is the author of the novels Potted Meat and Water & Power from Tarpaulin Sky Press. Some of his work can be found in Granta, Blink Ink Print, and Best of Small Fictions 2018. He is currently an MFA candidate at Goddard College.

Natasha Marin is a conceptual artist whose people-centered projects have circled the globe and have been recognized by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, and others. She is the curator of Black Imagination (McSweeney’s 2020) and Black Powerful (2022). www.black-imagination.com.

Amber Flame is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, activist, and educator. In her writing, Flame explores spirituality and sexuality, cross-woven with themes of grief and loss, motherhood and magic, and the interstitial joy in it all.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center