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Centro Mariconadas: Queering Central American Narratives @AWP

  • Oregon Convention Center (D135, Level 1) 777 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)

As Central Americans in the U.S. become a focus of anti-immigrant rhetoric and queer and trans people seek refuge from hate and violence on both sides of the border, it is more urgent than ever to combat one-dimensional stereotypes while resisting the urge to only represent ourselves as the perfect sexless minority in our narratives in order to garner respect for our humanity. Join me and fellow acclaimed and emergent Central American authors as we tackle these themes from multiple genres, mediums, and languages.

Earlier Event: March 28
Rewriting Wild Bodies @ AWP
Later Event: March 30
Bookseller's Ball at AWP