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LGBTQI Life Events

LGBTQI Life offers events throughout the year. See below for more information about Queer Intersections, Queer on the Inside, and our Trans and Nonbinary (TGNB) Author Series.

Trans and Non-Binary Author Series:

April 14, 2023: A Safe Girl to Love: An Evening with Casey Plett

Author Casey Plett tells the story behind her Personal Ink | BookTrib.LGBTQI Life presents the final event in its 2023 Trans Author Series, featuring Casey Plett and the relaunch of her first book, A Safe Girl to Love. Casey Plett is also the publisher at LittlePuss Press and the author of A Dream of a Woman and Little Fish. A lunch and writing workshop will be held from 12-2pm with the reading beginning at 6pm. A book signing will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by the K.C. Potter Center and the Office of LGBTQI Life, and cosponsored by Project Safe; the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality; Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture; the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies; the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center; the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries; Lambda; and Poiesis.

March 24, 2023: Lydia Conklin Reading and Q&A

Join us Friday, March 24th at 6pm at Alumni Hall Memorial Room for a reading by and Q&A with Lydia Conklin about their work Rainbow, Rainbow co-hosted with the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center. Lydia Conklin has received a Stegner Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, three Pushcart Prizes, a Creative Writing Fulbright in Poland, a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation, a Creative Writing Fellowship from Emory University, work-study and tuition scholarships from Bread Loaf, and fellowships from MacDowell, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, Djerassi, the James Merrill House, and elsewhere. Their fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s, American Short Fiction, The Paris Review, One Story, and VQR. They have drawn cartoons for The New Yorker and Narrative Magazine, and graphic fiction for The Believer, Lenny Letter, and the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago. Last year they served as the Helen Zell Visiting Professor in Fiction at the University of Michigan and they are currently an Assistant Professor of Fiction at Vanderbilt University. Their story collection, Rainbow Rainbow, was published by Catapult in North America and Scribner in the UK.