Queer Characters in Novels, Screenplays & Everything in Between

March 11, 2017
3:00 pm—4:15 pm

Barnsdall Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90027 get directions

Moderated by: Noel Alumit

Lucy Bledsoe, MariNaomi, Michael Nava, Our Lady J and Peter Paige

Five writers discuss developing queer characters in their work from novels to screenplays and everything in between! Join them as they explore how they write compelling, vivid identities; avoid pitfalls such as over-generalizations; connect readers and audiences with their characters’ everyday humanity; and discuss how their approach to crafting queer characters has changed and morphed as LGBTQ rights and visibility have expanded while continuing to be challenged.