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Saturday, April 27 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Who We Write For: Queer Writers on Their Intended Audience

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In this panel, four queer writers discuss their ideal audience. Do we feel a responsibility to any community? Do we write for a queer or a non-queer audience? Questions of audience are complex for  any writer, but particularly for writers who are part of any marginalized group. There’s the broader question of whether we want to educate people who don’t share our (or parts of our) identity, or if we want people who do to feel seen. But the reasons behind who we write for are also highly personal. This will be a fascinating discussion amongst great, thoughtful writers.

Speakers
avatar for Saida Agostini

Saida Agostini

Saida Agostini is a queer afro-guyanese poet and activist. Her work is featured in Origins, Drunk in theMidnight Choir, the Black Ladies Brunch Collective's anthology, Not Without Our Laughter, the Baltimore Sun, pluck!, The Little Patuxent Review, and other publications. She has received support for her poetry from Cave Canem, the Blue Mountain Center and other institutions. Other honors include the award of a 2017 Ruby grant to s... Read More →
avatar for Alexis Smithers

Alexis Smithers

Alexis Smithers is a black nonbinary person who writes for Autostraddle. A 2015 Pink Door Fellow, 2016 LAMBDA LITERARY Emerging Young Adult Fiction Writing Fellow, and 2018 #GrowWithGoogle Web Development Scholarship recipient, they've performed their work at Busboys and Poets and... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Moll

Anthony Moll

Anthony Moll is a queer poet, essayist and educator. Their work has appeared in Little Patuxent Review, Gertrude Journal, Assaracus, jubilat and more. Moll holds an MFA in creative writing & publishing arts and is completing a PhD in poetry and cultural studies. Their debut memoir... Read More →
avatar for Rahne Alexander

Rahne Alexander

Rahne Alexander is a multimedia artist, producer, musician, performer, and occasional comedian and essayist, with publication credits ranging from the Baltimore City Paper to the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica, and the newly... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Jackson

Jessica Jackson

Jessica Jackson is a Maryland based writer currently working on a novel based on her families 100 years of history in Baltimore. When she’s not writing (and frankly, even when she is) Jessica is also a student of criminal law and a mother of two. In her not so spare time she plays... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm