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Barrelhouse Conversations & Connections: Who We Write For

Who We Write For: Queer Writers On Their Intended Audience

In this panel, four queer writers discuss their ideal audience. Do we feel a responsibility to any community? Do we write for a queer or a non-queer audience? Questions of audience are complex for  any writer, but particularly for writers who are part of any marginalized group. There’s the broader question of whether we want to educate people who don’t share our (or parts of our) identity, or if we want people who do to feel seen. But the reasons behind who we write for are also highly personal. This will be a fascinating discussion amongst great, thoughtful writers.


Saida Agostini

Alexis Smithers

Anthony Moll

Rahne Alexander

Jessica Jackson