Calling all Bisexual Writers, Want to Play?

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 Oct. 1854 – 30 Nov. 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment (for same-sex relations) which was followed by his early death. He was survived by his wife and children.

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 Oct. 1854 – 30 Nov. 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment (for same-sex relations) which was followed by his early death. He was survived by his wife and children.

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (or AWP Conference) is being held in Minneapolis this April, and some bi activists are looking for a few good writers.

If you’re planning on attending the AWP it’s a perfect way to make a few bucks (or $100?)

The Bisexual Organizing Project http://www.bisexualorganizingproject.org is hosting a reception and reading from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 9, for AWP conference attendees and the public. It will be at Nicollet Diner, 1428 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, three blocks from the convention center (map).

Here’s the call:

We are looking for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) authors or allies willing to read from their work—poem, essay, story, excerpt from a longer piece, or a play—of special interest to bi+ communities. Everyone will have 8 minutes max to read. You are also encouraged to bring your work to sell, if interested.

They have time for no more than a dozen authors, so they will be taking reservations for those who qualify, first come, first serve. Cash prize: $100, winner take all. Interested?

Email Bill Burleson, at [email protected] .

Mike Szymanski
Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at [email protected]