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Saturday, October 19 • 10:45am - 11:45am
BBF Unbound: Writing Beyond Binaries

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With transgender and non-binary visibility on the rise, more writers are finally being recognized for their work. But how far have we come and how far do we have left to go? Join Alex Marzano-Lesnevich (The Fact of a Body), Gabe Cole Novoa (writing as Ava Jae; Beyond the Red Trilogy), Cameron Awkward-Rich (Transit, Sympathetic Little Monster), Alex Myers (Revolutionary, Continental Divide), Lisa Bunker (Zenobia July, Felix Yz), L. Nichols (Flocks), and Kay Ulanday Barrett (When the Chant Comes) as they discuss their experiences in publishing, writing beyond cisgender expectations, and their hopes for the next generation of trans and NB writers. This rich and timely conversation will be hosted by writer and teacher Milo Todd.
Please note that this is a low-scent/scent-free session. We ask that attendees be mindful of not wearing heavy perfumes, colognes, or other products that create strong scents, as well as not smoking cigarettes or marijuana immediately prior to the session.

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Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, which received a 2018 Lambda Literary Award, the 2018 Chautauqua Prize, the 2019 Elle Grand Prix des Lectrices for Nonfiction, and the 2019 Prix France Inter-JDD, a prize for one book of any genre in... Read More →
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Alex Myers

Alex Myers is a teacher, speaker, writer, and advocate for transgender rights. Since coming out as transgender in 1995, he has worked with schools across the country, helping them create gender-inclusive policies, practices, and facilities. Myers is also an author; his essays have... Read More →
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Cameron Awkward-Rich

Cameron Awkward-Rich is a black, trans writer and educator, currently living in Northampton. His first collection of poetry, Sympathetic Little Monster, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. His second collection, Dispatch, was the winner of the 2018 Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s... Read More →
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Gabe Cole Novoa

Gabe Cole Novoa is a Latinx trans masculine author who writes speculative fiction featuring marginalized characters grappling with identity. When he isn't working on his next book, completing freelance editorial work, or buried under his TBR pile, you’ll likely find him making heart-eyes... Read More →
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Kay Ulanday Barrett

Kay Ulanday Barrett is a poet, performer, and cultural strategist. Barrett has been featured at the U.N., Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Princeton University, the Tucson Poetry Festival, the New York Poetry Festival, The Poetry Project, the Dodge Poetry Foundation, the Hemispheric... Read More →
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L Nichols

L. Nichols is an artist, illustrator, graphic designer, sign painter, educator, and sometime blacksmith. Nichols's work has appeared in the Village Voice, Gilt Taste, the Atlantic, the Zinester’s Guide to NYC, SMITH Magazine, the Nib, and the anthologies QU33R and We’re Still... Read More →
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Lisa Bunker

Lisa Bunker has written stories all her life. Her first novel, Felix Yz, about a boy fused with an alien, was published in 2017. Her second novel, Zenobia July, about a trans girl getting to live as a girl for the first time in a new family and school (and solving cyber crimes), was... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
BAC Beehive 951 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02115