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Gemini Ink Writers Conference: Haunted Environments & Hidden Stories

  • El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel -- Monte Cristo A 110 Lexington Avenue San Antonio, TX, 78205 United States (map)

Matty joins Esteban Rodriguez, Renee Christopher, Leanna Petronella, & Ayo Falomo on this panel to discuss the role of identity in excavating memory & negotiating place.

For writers of marginalized identities, environment can serve as both a site of and an escape from trauma. In what ways can we as writers honor the places that made us & liberate ourselves from the oppression & trauma that held us there? In this panel, we explore how queer worldmaking, magical realism, & environmental writing can excavate stories of place, paying close attention to the construction & suppression of identity in these practices.