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Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019 Halee Kirkwood

Halee Kirkwood

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019

About Halee Kirkwood

Halee Kirkwood is a current MFA candidate at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. A recipient of the 2018 Richard P. Bailey Endowed Scholarship, Kirkwood has poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction published in Cream City Review, Midwest Gothic, Water Stone~Review, Midway Journal, Eastern Iowa Review, Open: A Journal of Letters and Arts, Strange Horizons, and Poetry City, USA. Kirkwood has also written for the online website The Body Is Not An Apology, an online magazine of radical self-love.

Find Conference Sessions with Halee Kirkwood

Subverting Biological Essentialism in Nature Writing
Halee Kirkwood

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Location: Traditions, University Club
Type: Generative Workshop, Presentation
Genre: LGBTQIA, Mixed Genre

In this generative session, we’ll look at amazing examples in animal and plant life that exhibit unique biological, sexual, and familial structures. We’ll discuss how these creatures might subvert traditionally heterosexual and cisgender conceptions of biology, sex, and family, using these examples as a mirror to write about our own relationships to these topics.