Beyond the Binary: Writing Gender-Diverse Characters

Session

When

to

Where

Heritage E

Session format

Breakout session

Description

Based on the well-received lightning round of the same name, "Beyond the Binary" is for writers looking to accurately and respectfully write transgender and gender non-conforming characters. This session involves being familiar with relevant terminology, advice on how to avoid the "transgender narrative," exploring the history of transgender and GNC authors, and reading observations of craft with a transgender lens.

Session topics

  • Ethics & Inclusion
  • Writing Technique & Craft

Presenters

  • Eli Aharon

    Pronouns: he/him/his

    Eli Aharon (he/him) received his MFA from Rosemont College and his BA from Susquehanna University. He recently completed his first novel manuscript as a 2021 Tribe 12 Fellow. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been featured in Soft Cartel, Isacoustic, Bright Sleep, Easy Street, Snapdragon: A Journal of Art &...