AWP: Queering Genre Boundaries: Speculative and Fantastic in LGBTQ+ Writing

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Date(s) - 28/03/2019
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

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A107-109, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

(Darcie Little Badger, Nino Cipri, Rose Lemberg, Nicole Rivas, Maria Romasco Moore)

Speculative fiction allows writers to reflect reality not as it is, but as it could be. This can be a powerful tool to challenge societal conventions and reader expectations of gender and sexuality. Panelists will offer strategies for wielding this tool to write towards the queer future we need to see in the world. Queer writing often occupies a liminal space by default, so we’ll also look at ways to challenge both the gender and the genre/literary binary with a focus on intersectionality.