R282. GLBTQ Caucus

Room 611, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Thursday, February 27, 2014
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm


The LGBTQ caucus is for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer to network and discuss common issues/challenges. These concerns are related to gender fluidity and identity while teaching and writing professionally along with leading a literary and socially responsible life. We share interests, publications, and projects in order to strengthen visibility and importance to AWP, along with addressing our social/creative significance to academic/literary communities.



Matthew R. K. Haynes teaches creative writing and literature at College of Western Idaho. His first novel, Moving Towards Home was published in 1999. He was an Idaho State Writing Fellow in 2010. His collection (monograph) of multi-genre writing, Distant Tides, will be published in 2013-14.

Darrian Wesley Thomas is a poet, educator, and workshop facilitator. He has his BA degree (2011) from Bradley University and is currently pursuing his MFA degree at Adelphi University. He has given pedagogy talks and readings at Adelphi University where he also teaches in the English department.

Judy Meiksin is a playwright and poet. Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications internationally, and her plays have been produced at various theaters in Pittsburgh, including the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, Queer Theater, and Womenscenes. She has an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Washington State Convention Center