5th TransOhio Transgender & Ally Conference will be held on April 26-28, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. Provider’s Day and General Conference will be at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus.
We are thrilled to announce our 2013 TransOhio Trans & Ally Symposium keynote speaker is writer and poet Andrea Jenkins.
As a journalist her work has appeared in several local publications, including the Minneapolis Spokesman-Recorder, Insight News, One Nation News, and The Women’s Press. Her poetry has appeared in the Powderhorn Writers Festival, Haute Dish, and the International Journal of Transgenderism and several other journals and anthologies, including When We Become Wears, Square Rebels Press, 2012, and Gender Outlaws Two, The Next Generation, Seal Press, 2011. She has won several awards and fellowships including the Loft Mentor Series, The Napa Valley Writers Conference, and five Cave Canem Regional Workshops.
In 2011, she was named a Bush Fellow, a Many Voices Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center and a CCLI Fellow at Intermedia Arts. In 2010 she won the Verve Grant for Spoken Word Artists at Intermedia Arts and the Naked Stages Grant at Pillsbury House Theatre. She received her MFA in Creative Writing at Hamline University and co-curates the LGBT Reading Series at Intermedia Arts. She performs regularly with OutWard Spiral Theatre, 20% Theatre, Pillsbury House and Intermedia Arts. She is the author of two chapbooks, “tributaries: poems celebrating black history and “Pieces of Scream”. Recently elected to chair the newly established GLBT Caucus of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Andrea is lives in Minneapolis and works as a Senior Policy Aide for the 8th Ward City Councilmember, Elizabeth Glidden.
For more information about Andrea Jenkins, please visit her website at http://andreajenkins.webs.com/
Photo provided by Waning Moon Images, Ayana Muata.
This year we expect over 250 participants to enjoy more than 70 workshops covering a variety of topics including:
- Health & Safety
- Sex & Sexuality
- Partners, Spouses & Family
- Legal Issues & Employment
- Religion & Spirituality
- Education & Advocacy
- Culture, Media & Arts
- Friday, April 26, 2013