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Pod: Moving in Two Worlds: Telling Stories about Our Intersecting Communities and Identities, & Undoing their Stereotypes
February 20 @ 2:20 pm – 3:20 pm EST
With Chris Stark and Giovanna Capone:
Chris Stark and Giovanna Capone will read brief excerpts from their work and talk about their challenges and triumphs as they tell stories in literature and in documentary film that portray characters who embody two or more identities, cultures, and communities: Native American and Italian American. They will discuss telling these stories from a lesbian point of view, and how these stories are received by their readers and viewers. They will also shed light on why we need more accurate stories regarding underrepresented and misrepresented populations in America today.
Chris Stark is an Anishinaabe and Cherokee lesbian writer, organizer, and trainer. Her first novel, Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation, was a Lambda LIterary Finalist. Her second novel, Carnival Lights, was released recently. For more information about this author and to view book purchase information, visit the Authors page.
Giovanna Capone is a poet, fiction writer, playwright, and editor. She was raised in an Italian American neighborhood near the Bronx, whose strong immigrant influence still resonates in her life. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2014, Bedazzled Ink published her first full-length book, In My Neighborhood: Poetry & Prose from an Italian-American. For more information about this author and to view book purchase information, visit the Authors page.