With Pat Alderete, Lane Igoudin, Michael Kearns, Carla Sameth, Aimee Carrillo Rowe, and Carla Sameth
Readings (fiction/memoir/poetry) followed by discussion. For those LGBTQ writers who are parents, the realities of parenthood intersects at every level of the professional author experience. Queer parents are often intentional in creating their families and in how they position their identities as writers, from craft to publication and marketing. Markedly so when you define yourself as other than a traditional “parent” and know how much words matter. This interdisciplinary program features diverse authors who have published in multiple genres in magazines and books. The queer parenting experience is historically underrepresented and is now a rising area of focus in literary publishing. Panelists will talk about how they both write about and interrogate some of the assumptions of parenting today.