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Friday, May 5 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
3D: Considerations for Writing LGBTQ Characters and Content
Limited Capacity seats available

More writers are committed to diversifying their casts with LGBTQ characters. But the fear of “getting it right” remains a concern and a challenge. How can writers avoid problematic representations and common tropes? What challenges can one expect on the road to publication? Will writers get pigeonholed or labeled as just LGBTQ writers -- is this a bad thing, should we care?

In this session, authors of LGBTQ narratives will discuss some pitfalls and issues writers of these characters face, and offer advice for adding dimension to their characters without erasing important parts of who they are.

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Kelly J. Ford

Kelly J. Ford’s debut novel, Cottonmouths, will be published by Skyhorse on June 6, 2017. She is a GrubStreet instructor, completed GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program, and is a contributor/editor for Dead Darlings, a writing-focused website. Her fiction has appeared in Black... Read More →
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Chris Goodwin

Chris Goodwin is the co-creator of the comic series Red City Blues, colorist for the graphic novel series Flutter, and has pushed many pixels and paint smudges in his time. He teaches in the Illustration department at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, contributes to the Ironclaw and Jadeclaw tabletop games, and enjoys collaboration. He has not met a character he does not like, and thinks you are the coolest one he has met so far. More at... Read More →
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Jennie Wood

Jennie Wood is the creator and writer of Flutter, a graphic novel series published by 215 Ink. Featured in The New York Times, Boston Globe, and on Law & Order: SVU, Flutter is one of the best LGBT graphic novels of 2013 and 2015, according to The Advocate. Bleeding Cool lists Flutter as one of the 15 best indie comics of 2014. Flutter, Volume Two... Read More →

Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Franklin Room

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