Beyond the Pure: Queer Voices
curated and hosted by Andrea Jenkins & John Medeiros
January 28, 2014, April 1, 2014
All readings begin at 7PM
$5 Suggested Donation Supports the Series!
Ryan Berg received the New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature in 2011 and is a 2010 Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Writers Fellow. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, Local Knowledge and The Sun. Ryan has been awarded artist residencies from The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Kirstin Cronn-Mills writes young adult novels and adult poetry. Her first novel, The Sky Always Hears Me and the Hills Don't Mind, was a finalist for the 2010 Minnesota Book Award for Young People's Literature. Her second novel, Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, was a Top Ten Pick for the Rainbow List and was also placed on the Best Fiction for Young Adults list, both lists sponsored by the American Library Association. BMUC also won the silver medal in the 2013 Book of the Year Award in Young Adult Fiction from ForeWord Reviews and was nominated for a 2013 Lambda Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction. Kirstin teaches literature, writing, and critical thinking classes at South Central College in North Mankato, Minnesota, where she is the faculty advisor for South Central PRIDE (People Really Interested In Diversity Education). She lives in North Mankato with her family.
Ann Tweedy loves traveling, especially the strangeness of being an outsider in a tiny town and the disorientation of exploring foreign countries. She’s shy but relishes the rush of doing the things that scare her. While in law school, she studied poetry writing with Robert Hass. She currently teaches law at Hamline University in St. Paul. Her poetry has been widely published in journals and anthologies, including Rattle, Clackamas Literary Review, and Wisconsin Review, and she has been nominated for both a Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Net Award. She also has read in New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis, and elsewhere. tcCreativePress of Los Angeles published her first chapbook in 2010, and her second chapbook, White Out, was published by Green Fuse Press this summer..