"Queer" Your Typical Writing Form

In this workshop we’ll consider what you might discover when you “queer” your typical writing form – whether your genre is fiction, personal essay, CNF, poetry, or anything else. Does writing in a queer mode – perhaps because you yourself, your material, your intended audience, or even your whole world view, is queer - constrict or expand what you can do as a writer? How can we view the possibilities of forming queer texts instead of norming queer texts?

Jaime Warburton is a poet and writer whose scholarly areas include literary theory, fan studies, and gender studies. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as North American Review, Cobalt Review, Gargoyle Magazine, The Southeast Review, Storyscape, and The Nervous Breakdown; Jaime is the author of the chapbook Note That They Cannot Live Happily as well as a textbook on professional communication. A member of the Department of Writing at Ithaca College and affiliate faculty with the Honors Program and the Women's and Gender Studies program, Jaime also directs Ithaca College's Writing Center and the Ithaca Young Writers Institute. Classes she teaches at IC include Plotting Marriages; Reading for Writers; Poetry I; Poetics; Women and Writing; Fantasy, Fandom, and Fans; The Philosophy of Impossibility; and Writing the Poetry of Social Justice.