The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference will take place Feb. 29-March 3 in Chicago, and there are several LGBT-themed events taking place in connection with it:
Joy Ladin will be at Gerber/Hart Library, 1127 W. Granville Ave., on Saturday, March 3, at 4:30 p.m. to discuss Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders.
Kathie Bergquist will discuss her book, Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast, on Friday, March 2, at 6 p.m. at Film Row Cinema at Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.
There will be a Univ. of Wisconsin Press & Zone 3 Publishing event Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at The Fine Arts Building, 40 E. Oak St. Among those slated to attend are Jazzy Danziger (Darkroom) and Ladette Randolph (This Is Not the Tropics).
Michael Montlack (My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them) will be at Rehab Cocktail Lounge, 3641 N. Halsted St., on Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m. He will help launch Divining Divas: 10 Gay Men on Their Divas. Bergquist will be a special guest.
There will also be on-site events for those who have registered. (The event is sold out.):
The "Queer for You: Building an Enduring Readership for LGBT Authors" workshop (March 1 at 3 p.m.) features David Groff and Samiya Bashir, among others.
"The Place at the Heart of Story" (March 2 at 12 p.m.) will feature, among others, Lori Ostlund and Raphael Kadushin.
Ladin and Samuel Ace are among those participating in "Gender Interrupted: Poetry of the Alternatively Gendered" (March 2 at 3 p.m.).