Writing Satire in the Age of Trump

“What I found interesting about writing a satire contemporaneously to the events I was satirizing is that, in this case, Trump and his new administration could either match or exceed the over-the-top heightened reality I was creating.”… read more

Lambda Literary Condemns Milo Yiannopoulos Book Deal

While publishers undeniably have the right to acquire and profit from any book they wish, they also bear an essential responsibility to promote civil discourse and reject hate speech that is often a precursor to violence… read more

Reclaiming Queer Lives from History

Author Lucy Jane Bledsoe speaks on using fiction to explore a hidden queer history: “As I dug and wrote, dug and wrote, I wanted, most of all, to find evidence that Aunt Lucybelle had lived a happy life, albeit a short one.”… read more

Living with Death: Storytelling, Trauma, and Renewal

Trauma creates unfinished stories that reach deep into every part of our being. As writers (and readers), we know the unrelenting power of lingering stories, stories unwritten or unread, stories without conclusions. Stories that have a visceral urgency to be finished… read more