Conference Schedule 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Queerness in Creative Writing with Achy Obejas, Terry Galloway, TC Tolbert, Piper J. Daniels
Date(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Carson Ballroom, Old Main (view map)
Genre and Form(s): LGBTQIA
About the Session
In an article for Lambda Literary, writer Marcie Bianco ask the following question to authors who identified as being queer about the nature of queer writing in its relation to identity politics: “What makes writing ‘queer’?” How does queer writing move counter to heteronormative literary traditions and forms? How does this disruption reshape current trajectories? This panel will explore queer writing in this country and how it may be impacted by gender fluid politics and the intersectional influences of other identities like disability, race and/or class. Addressing these important topics are writer and actor, Terry Galloway, novelist and translator, Achy Obejas, and poet and writer, TC Tolbert, in a discussion focused on the current state of queer writing, style, identity, and publishing, and on the intersections and inspirations found therein.