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Incite: Queer Writers Read – November

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Incite: Queer Writers Read is a curated, bimonthly reading series for Queer writers. Incite’s hope is to create conversation, connection, and greater understanding both within the Queer community and with other communities. Hosted by Vinnie Kinsella and Jennifer Perrine.

[Featuring: Andrew L. Huerta, Mikki Gillette, Carolyn Wood]

The theme for November is “Bare.”

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Andrew L. Huerta lives in Tucson, Arizona, where he has spent the last twenty-four years in Higher Education teaching/advising students who are the first in their families to attend college. With his MA in Creative Writing and PhD in Education, he just published a collection of short stories entitled A Different Man (Bold Stroke Books) and is now looking to complete his first novel, Raggedy Anthony. His short stories have appeared in Chelsea Station Magazine, The Round Up Writer’s Zine: Pride Edition, Jonathan, The Storyteller, and the anthologies Queerly Loving, First Came Fear: New Tales of Horror, and Hashtag Queer Volume 2. His personal essays have appeared in Fashionably Late: Gay, Bi, and Trans Men Who Came Out Later in Life and Queer Families: An LGBTQ+ True Stories Anthology. For more information please visit: www.andrewlhuerta.com.

Mikki Gillette is a trans woman playwright, whose work depicts the trans experience in all  its juicy, dramatic richness. Her play The Queers will be produced by Fuse Theatre  Ensemble in January. Her show Mimetic Desire is scheduled for production by the  Pittsburgh Classic Players later this year. Mikki’s work has been produced or developed at  Artists Rep Theatre, Transformation Theatre, the OUTwright Theatre Festival, Profile  Theatre and Post5 Theatre. Her short work has been published in Rushing Thru the Dark,  Barely Seen and Fleas on the Dog. Learn more at: mikkigillette.com.

Carolyn Wood gained fame as a 1960 Olympic gold medalist in swimming; at fourteen she became one of a handful of child athletes to win gold. A lifelong Oregonian, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oregon (BA English 1967) and Portland State University (MSW 1979, MS Education 1980), and taught high school English, literature, and composition for over thirty-five years. Wood is a member of the Oregon State Sports Hall of Fame, a fellow of the Northwest Writing Project, and a past participant in the Centrum, Fishtrap, and Banff Writers writing communities. Her work has appeared in Teachers as Writers, Elohi Gadugi Journal, REI Co-op Journal, Women Who Write, and Curve Magazine. Her first memoir, Tough Girl, was awarded the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Award by the Independent Book Publishers Association and the 2019 Buck Dawson Authors Award by the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Her latest memoir, Class Notes: A Young Teacher’s Lessons from Classroom to Kennedy Compound, details the year she worked as the governess for Senator Robert and Ethel Kennedy’s children.


Portland, OR 97207