#AWP16 Panel with Stillhouse Press Editor, Marcos L. Martínez

F143. Through the Closet: Writing Human Complexity in Queer Characters in Fiction

Room 404 AB, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, April 1, 2016
10:30 am to 11:45 am

The typical “coming out of the closet” narrative is a fantasy of a starkly contrasted before-and-after, of complete disclosure and consequence. Through the lens of their works of fiction, the panelists discuss the limitations of this oversimplified account of the queer experience and explore their varying approaches in writing queer characters in all of their human nuances and differences across genres and time periods.