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  • University of Alaska Southeast 11120 Glacier Highway Juneau, AK, 99801 United States (map)

Stand Up & Publish: How Anthologies Empower Communities by Weaving Literature with Politics


Ours is a time of great change in the United States and Alaska regarding civil rights. The stories and poems in Building Fires in the Snow: A Collection of Alaskan LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry offer a window into the diverse lives of the state’s dynamic Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning people.

In this session, editor Martha Amore explores the costs and benefits of creating anthologies as a way of empowering communities. She will tackle such questions as: Are there drawbacks to representational anthologies? How does literature affect politics and politics, literature? What are the challenges to publishing minority voices in the current literary market?

The 1st Annual UAS Power & Privilege Symposium is a one day conference-style teach-in designed to give members of the UAS & Southeast Alaska communities an opportunity to come together and engage in difficult, thoughtful, and honest conversation about the ways social hierarchies and identities manifest themselves in our communities. Discussions include those about race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, religion, body size, ability, mental illness, class, and their intersectionalities.

Earlier Event: October 28
Later Event: November 10