Winter Craft Intensive: Morgan Thomas


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Queering the Archive with Morgan Thomas
Saturday, February 3rd
10 AM  – 1 PM PST / 1 – 4 PM EST

In this craft intensive, we’ll explore the generative potential and ethical considerations of archival research as part of a story-writing process. Together, we’ll excavate queer and genderqueer histories—the Universal Friend, Lucy Hicks Anderson, Thomas/ine Hall, and many more. We’ll use these histories to contextualize our current understandings of queer and genderqueer identities and to spark new stories. We’ll study contemporary authors like Jordy Rosenberg, Arielle Twist, C. Riley Snorton, C Pam Zhang, and T. Fleischmann, who are directly engaging genderqueer and queer histories. Using their work as a model, we’ll generate work of our own and set forth a set of collective intentions for inhabiting and rendering these queer and genderqueer histories with care.

The scholarship for this craft intensive has already been awarded.

BIO: Morgan Thomas is a writer from the Gulf Coast. Their debut story collection, MANYWHERE, was published by MCD-FSG and a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, Lambda Literary’s Transgender Fiction Prize, and the LA Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. Their work has appeared in The Atlantic, American Short Fiction, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. They are currently a Shearing Fellow at the Black Mountain Institute in Las Vegas.