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Saturday, April 21 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Writing and reading bi-racial or transracial identities

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Racial identity has always been a part of our narrative as authors -- and representation in the literary world is more important now than ever. This panel will explore how our cultural and ethnic heritage interweaves into our art and will attempt to answer the question "Am I allowed to write characters of color if I'm white?" Moderated by UWGB Christina Ortiz.

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Frank Johnson

An emerging poet from Las Vegas, Frank Johnson braids his hip-hop cultural roots into the landscape of his poetry, which explores the impossibility of defining oneself or one’s location in a place of transience. He seeks to shed light where few look, or look long enough, to uncover... Read More →
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Kathleen Ratteree

Since 2013, Kathleen has worked with Sustain Oneida, a subcommittee of the Oneida Nation Trust and Enrollment Committee since 2013. This grassroots group facilitates constructive community dialogue on tribal enrollment criteria (i.e., blood quantum). She has written a series of articles... Read More →
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Nicholas Russell

Nicholas Russell is a Las Vegas native, currently at UNLV. His work has appeared in the Desert Companion, as well as the Nevada Humanities' Las Vegas Writes Project Back To Where You Once Belonged, covering topics from police racial profiling to the effects of place on communities... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am CDT
KI Convention Center Room A2 333 Main St, Green Bay, WI 54301

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