Queer Identities & Re-imagining Monsters

Why do we find stories about monsters fascinating? How do we see ourselves and others in monsters? What are LGBTQ+ monster fiction fans’ on-going frustrations with the appropriation of queer narratives, or ‘queer-coding’, in past and present popular media both? How can LGBTQ+ monster and horror fans, writers, and creators re-imagine and reclaim explicitly queer figures, themes, and plots in monster fiction as a way to make more visible and myriad the representations of LGBTQ+ characters, experiences, and identities in this speculative fiction subgenre? In this three-part workshop series, participants will explore how monster fictions has been historically and culturally used to reaffirm and subvert stereotypes and myths about LGBTQ+ individuals and communities in order to create their own monster fiction or slash monster fiction to make more complex and, perhaps, more personal LGBTQ+ representation in stories about monsters, the monstrous, the misunderstood, and the mysterious. Workshop offered in partnership with the SLCC Student Writing Center.

Event Info

  • Presented By: SLCC Community Writing Center
  • Dates: October 15, 2019
  • Location: SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus
  • Address: 4600 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, UT 84129
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Categories: Classes & Workshops, Free, Storytelling, Literature, LGBTQIA+

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4600 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, UT 84129
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