Literary Changemakers: Representation & Visibility in the Writing World
Mar
28
12:00 PM12:00

Literary Changemakers: Representation & Visibility in the Writing World

Tina Cane will be participating in a panel discussion at the 2019 AWP Conference & Bookfair with Christopher Soto, Suzi Garcia, Farid Matuk,  and Eloisa Amezcua.

How can writers craft a world in which diverse voices are heard, especially in institutions without diverse leadership? This panel brings together writers and editors to discuss the ways in which they have advocated for a range of voices in the arenas of publishing, prizes, and the university, and the successes and challenges they’ve experienced along the way.

Location: Portland Ballroom 251, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2

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Lenguas Revoltosas: Writers of Color Disrupting Traditional Literary Zones
Mar
28
10:30 AM10:30

Lenguas Revoltosas: Writers of Color Disrupting Traditional Literary Zones

Sehba Sarwar will be participating in a panel discussion at the 2019 AWP Conference & Bookfair with Alan Pelaez Lopez, Veronica Reyes, Olga Garcia Echeverria, and Maya Chinchilla.

"Ethnic identity is twin skin to linguistic identity—I am my language" wrote the legendary poet-scholar Gloria Anzaldúa. Despite the rich linguistic/cultural diversity within the US, the primary passport in mainstream publishing continues to be monolinguistic. This multi-genre reading features Latinx and writers of color with unruly tongues disrupting English-only literary zones and challenging narrow perceptions of what constitutes Latinx and POC writing and identity.

Location: E141-142, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

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