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Conference Schedule 2019

Conference Schedule 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Subverting Biological Essentialism in Nature Writing with Halee Kirkwood

Date(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Location: 
Traditions, University Club (view map)
Type(s): 
Generative Workshop, Presentation
Genre and Form(s): LGBTQIA, Mixed Genre
Tags: Family, Animal Studies, Sexuality, Biology

About the Session

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.

Meet the Presenter(s)

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019 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.