• Portland Ballroom 251, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2 (map)
  • Portland, Oregon

Though recent efforts have resulted in a slightly more diverse landscape, the traditional literary canon remains overwhelmingly white, male, straight, and nondisabled. A panel of women, LGBT writers, disabled writers, and writers of color discuss how they push back against reader assumptions to craft narrators with diverse backgrounds, while not catering to normative assumptions about identity. Panelists work in multiple genres including creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction.

Panelists: Cade Leebron, Jillian Weise, Laura Esposto, Chet'la Sebree.