June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Between The Teeth: A Reading & Panel with Queer & Trans Authors
“But hasn’t language always led the mouth back to what fills it? Between the teeth, there’s a dozen paths to every meaning. Do you follow?”
—torrin a. greathouse, “My Mouth is the Mouth of a River”
Join The Muse Writers Center for a reading and panel with three writer-artists who each explore, examine, and celebrate queer and trans identity in their work. This event will be held over Zoom webinar.
There will also be a recording available after the event.
torrin a. greathouse (she/they) is a transgender, cripple-punk, MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota. Her work is published in POETRY, Ploughshares, & The Kenyon Review. They have received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Effing Foundation, Zoeglossia, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. They are the author of two chapbooks, Therǝ is a Case That I Ɐm (Damaged Goods, 2017) and boy/girl/ghost (TAR Chapbook Series, 2018), and her debut collection Wound from the Mouth of a Wound (Milkweed Editions, 2020) was the winner of the Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil.
Visit torrin’s website: https://www.torringreathouse.com/
Briar Ripley Page is a disabled, neuro-atypical, trans masculine person currently living in central Pennsylvania with their cat, Torgo. Their fiction and poetry has appeared in publications including Prismatica, SPORAZINE, beestung, and Moon Park Review. They have also self-published several short stories and two novellas. One day, they will meet Ray Bradbury in the land of the dead and fight him.
Visit Briar’s website: https://briarripleypage.xyz/
Kit Yan is a Yellow American New York based artist, born in Enping, China, and raised in the Kingdom of Hawaii. Kit is a 2021 Kleban Prize recipient for Libretto, a Vivace Award recipient for big ideas in musical theater, a former Musical Theater Factory Makers Fellow, Playwright’s Center fellow, Company One/Pao Arts Fellow, Lincoln Center Writer in residence, Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellow and MacDowell Fellow. Their works include INTERSTATE, which won “Best Lyrics” at the 2018 New York Musical Theater Festival, QUEER HEARTACHE which won 5 awards at the Chicago and SF Fringe Festivals, and MISS STEP which received a first draft commission from 5th Avenue theater.
Visit Kit’s website: https://kityanpoet.com/
Please note: This class or event will be held online (using Zoom or a similar live platform). To participate, students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register.