As of this summer, Bryn will be the first (and only?) trans woman to attend the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging Writers Retreat. She was awarded a $1000 scholarship, but still needs to raise the final $650 to pay the tuition to this queer writers’ boot camp.
According to Bryn, she’ll be there “working on a collection of essays about living in Brooklyn, growing up in Appalachia, religion, trans stuff, and organizing queers in these later years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.”
If you can donate (even $5-10) to support trans women’s writing, the community can get her there this summer. Topside Press has donated the first $50.
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If you were designing a writers retreat for transgender authors, what would it look like? Who would be there? What would make you want to attend? What would make it possible for you to attend?
Personally: Affordable transportation, easy to get there and back from a major metropolitan area, room/board available on site, affordable food, safe space rules, staff & security who are educated on trans* issues, privacy from cis people for at least part of the day, materials available online for those who can’t attend or for participants to share easily.