R298. LGBTQ Caucus

Room 409 AB, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 31, 2016
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

 

The LGBTQ Caucus provides a space for writers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer to network and discuss common challenges/concerns. These issues relate to representation and visibility, and incorporating one’s personal identity into their professional lives as academics and writers. We discuss and develop queer representation for future AWP conferences, as well as share publications and projects with which we hope to root deep in our social and literary communities.

Moderator:

Tiffany Ferentini has served as an editor of the Manhattanville Review, and is the current project assistant for Monkey Business International and the community coordinator for AWP's LGBTQ Caucus. Her work has appeared in the Gambler and Off the Rocks, the LGBTQ Anthology of Newtown Writers Press.

Michael Broder is the author of This Life Now, a finalist for the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. He is the founder of Indolent Books, the curator of the HIV Here & Now Project, and he serves on the steering committee of the annual Rainbow Book Fair in NYC. He is a member of the AWP LGBTQ Caucus.

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Miguel M. Morales grew up as a migrant farmworker. He is president of the Latino Writers Collective, a Lambda Literary Fellow, and an alum of Macondo and of VONA/Voices. His work appears in Primera Página, Cuentos del Centro, From Macho to Mariposa, Hibernation, and Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review.

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