S265. Literary Hybrids: Transgressing the Traditional

Room 207B, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
Saturday, February 11, 2017
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


What is it about hybrid writing that lends itself to diversity, that makes way for the work of queer writers and those marked by multiplicity—of mixed culture, race, and class? Through readings and discussion, this panel of four authors will investigate how (and why) the in-between, liminal space offered by cross-genre writing provides various communities the freedom to more adequately express themselves, transgressing the traditional boundaries of discourse and genre.



Nickole Brown’s books include Sister and Fanny Says. She received her MFA from VCFA and she was an editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. An editor for the Marie Alexander Series, she teaches at the Writing Workshops in Greece and Murray State's low-residency creative writing program.

Casandra Lopez is a Chicana and California Indian writer. She has received support from the Santa Fe Art Institute, School of Advanced Research, Jack Straw, and CantoMundo. She's a founding editor of As/Us.

Ching-In Chen is author of The Heart's Traffic and Recombinant, and coeditor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence within Activist Communities. They are part of the Kundiman, Lambda, Watering Hole, Callaloo, Macondo, and VONA communities, and a senior editor of the Conversant.

Julie Marie Wade is the author of four collections of prose, Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures, Small Fires, Tremolo, and Catechism: A Love Story, and four collections of poetry, Without, Postage Due, When I Was Straight, and SIX. She teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University.

Lee Ann Roripaugh is the author of four volumes of poetry. She directs the creative writing program at the University of South Dakota and is editor in chief of South Dakota Review. Roripaugh currently serves as the poet laureate for South Dakota.


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