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Literary Arts Festival events are free of charge and available to the public. All engagements this year will be held on the Grossmont College campus but with an option to attend virtually on Zoom, with prior registration. (In-person attendance will not require registration.) See individual events below for registration links (coming soon).

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MONDAY, APRIL 24

     

Why Literature Matters panel

2-3:15PM, GRIFFIN GATE, BLDG 60

(outer southwest corner of Student Center)

Why Literature Matters panel writer Sonia Guttierez

story writer, poet Sonia Gutiérrez

7-8:15PM, GRIFFIN GATE, BLDG 60

TUESDAY, APRIL 25

     

Margarat Nee zine-making workshop

11AM-12:15PM, PVAC Lobby

Margarat Nee, zine workshop New Voices Student Reading

New Voices student reading

7-8:15PM, PVAC Theatre (Performing and Visual Arts Center)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

     

poet Adam Deutsch

12:30-1:45PM, GRIFFIN GATE, BLDG 60

Adam Deutsch, poet Shilpi Somaya Gowda, author

novelist Shilpi Somaya Gowda

2-3:15PM, GRIFFIN GATE, BLDG 60

fiction author Tara Stillions Whitehead

7-8:15PM, GRIFFIN GATE, BLDG 60

Tara Stillions Whitehead, fiction writer    

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

     

Moni Barrette, Graphic Lit and Social Justice

12:30-1:45PM, Allied Heath & Nursing Building Lobby (Rm. 34-206) 

Moni Barrette, Librarian poet and playwright Raymond Luczak  Deaf writer, playwright, and gay poet Raymond Luczak7-8:30PM. Allied Heath & Nursing Building Lobby (Rm. 34-206) 

 


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Monday, April 24

2:00 – 3:15 PM

  • LOCATION: GRIFFIN GATE (BLDG 60, OUTER SOUTHWEST CORNER OF STUDENT CTR.)
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student and faculty panel WHY LITERATURE MATTERS

ABOUT THE EVENT

Why Literature Matters

In this annual, student-favorite event, a panel of Grossmont College students, faculty, and administrators share their moving and powerful personal accounts of the role literature has played in their journeys, advocating the relevance of literature and its potential to inspire change, cultivate humanity, and serve us in, both, personal and global ways.

 

Further information about this year's hosts and presenters will be announced soon.


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Monday, April 24

7:00 – 8:15 PM

  • LOCATION: GRIFFIN GATE (BLDG 60, OUTER SOUTHWEST CORNER OF STUDENT CTR.)
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fiction writer and poet SONIA GUTIÉRREZ

photo © Sonia Gutiérrez

 

Sonia Gutierrez

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Local San Diego poet, fiction writer, professor, and translator, Sonia Gutiérrez is the author of Spider Woman / La Mujer Araña (Olmeca Press, 2013) and Dreaming with Mariposas (Flowersong Press, 2020), winner of the Tomás Rivera Book Award 2021 and honorable mention for the Isabel Allende Most Inspirational Fiction Award.

 

Written as a series of vignettes in in the style of Tomás Rivera and Sandra Cisneros, Dreaming with Mariposas recounts the story of the Martínez family as told through the eyes of transfronteriza/transboundary Sofía “Chofi” Martínez. Chofi witnesses institutional racism, sexual harassment, and colorism and learns to navigate her parents’ dreams and her dreams as she discovers her superpower, the strength of her Mexican Indigenous heritage, and the spirit world.

 

Gutiérrez’s poems and fiction are widely published in journals such as Crate, Fringe Magazine, City Works Literary Journal, Hinchas de Poesia, London Journal of Fiction, and Huizache. Her writing also appears in anthologies such as Lavanderia, sunshine noir II, Magee Park Poets Anthology, Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social ChangeSan Diego Poetry Annual, La Jornada Semanal (México City), and Tres en Suma (Madrid). While her bilingual poetry collection, Paper Birds / Pájaros de papel, is awaiting publication, Gutiérrez is currently moderating Poets Responding and working on a poetry collection, Sana Sana Colita de Rana, as well as her first picture book, The Adventures of a Burrito Flying Saucer. She is also coeditor of The Writer’s Response (Cengage Learning, 2016).

 

LINKS

SELECTED WORKS ONLINE

SELECTED ONLINE ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS

SELECTED MEDIA

  • "Dreaming with Mariposas by Sonia Gutiérrez." Posted by Maggie Ramos, 2022. Runtime: 00:25:45. youtu.be/SVdfn5gFmZw 

 

  • "International Latino Book Awards 2022. Poeta Sonia Gutiérrez, ganadora de Medalla de oro." Cátedra Pedagógica. Posted October 2022. Runtime: 00:02:12. youtu.be/gM7DUSXWQNU 

  

BOOKS BY SONIA GUTIÉRREZ

Dream with Mariposas, by Sonia Gutierrez

 

 

Dreaming with Mariposas. Flowersong Press, 2020. ISBN: 9781953447999
Spider Woman / La Mujer Arana Spider Woman/La Mujer Araña. Bilingual Edition. Trade paperback, 2013. ISBN: 9781467562669
The Writer's Response, Cengage Learning

McDonald, Stephen, William Salomone, Sonia Gutierrez, Martin Japtok, Eds. The Writer's Response: A Reading-Based Approach to Writing. 6th Edition. Cengage Learning, 2016. ISBN: 9781305100251


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Tuesday, April 25

11AM – 12:15 PM

  • LOCATION: PVAC Lobby (PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS CENTER)
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'zine making workshop with MARGARET NEE

photo © Margarat Nee

ABOUT THE EVENT AND HOST

Zine Workshop with Margaret Nee

The do-it-yourself literary journal, or “zine,” is the vanguard to revolution, promoting visual and cultural literacy, and creating avenues for resistance, advocacy, and change. Don’t miss Margaret Nee of San Diego’s own Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go for this engaging and important workshop and discussion on zines! Founded in 2002 by Elke Zobl, the all-women Grrrl Zines Network group is based in Southern California and facilitates workshops in campuses and community venues such as Hillcrest LGBT Centre, San Ysidro Public Library, SDSU, Cal Poly SLO, California State San Marcos, Hillcrest Book Faire, Portland Zine Symposium, Mobilivre-Bookmobile, the S/he Collective, and San Diego Indymedia. From their website: "Creating and not just consuming culture, writing, images, and ideas is central to the power of zines. More and more of our activities are mediated and shaped for us, rather than created by us. Making choices is central to developing creative skills. In today’s culture it can feel like we have to consciously separate ourselves from the mainstream in order to have real choices, and zine culture provides a community of other do-it-yourself experimenters to make contact with. Zines also provide a place to practice both individual and collaborative creativity. The skills of each are unique, and our culture does not provide adequate forums to really explore either. Collaboration is a skill that is given short shrift in our hierarchical and competitive society. Zines are one way to practice the give and take that collaboration entails, as you work with others to create a collective expression." Although the group’s aim is to foster the empowerment of young women through the production of fanzines and self-published works, this LAF event is open to participants of any gender identity.

 

MARGARET NEE holds an MFA degree from UCSD and has been involved in various community arts projects before joining GZAGG. She published her first zine, OYA: a feminist rag, in the mid 1990s and has since created Dogrrrl and the popular Radical Pet and has collaborated on other zines such as From the Ground Up. In addition to owning her own business, The Art of Dog, Nee is also certified as a Vibrational Sound Therapy Practitioner. Along with SDSU Special Collections archivist and librarian Kim Schwenk, Nee co-directs Girl Zines-a-Go-Go.

LINKS

SELECTED ON-LINE ARTICLES

SELECTED MEDIA

  • "Riot Grrrl Activism through Art and Zines | ALIEN SHE AT YBCA." Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Posted 2015. Runtime: 00:05:24. youtu.be/mp-VI9KUvBw 

  • Cai, Belinda. "Zines: The Power of DIY Print." Featured on USC's IMPACT. Posted May 2015. Runtime: 00:02:48. youtu.be/oiqQrVrW9XY 


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Tuesday, April 25

7:00 – 8:15 PM

  • LOCATION: PVAC Theatre (PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS CENTER)
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student reading NEW VOICES

New Voices Student Reading

In this consistently crowd-pleasing semesterly event, standout students from this semester’s Creative Writing Program courses and workshops take the mic to perform their original works of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, and hybrid forms.

 

Students selected for inclusion in the New Voices program are also invited for consideration for the campus literary journal, Acorn Review, which is edited and produced by students under the advisership of Creative Writing Program faculty member, Julie Cardenas. The 2020-2021 issue of Acorn Review is currently available. Send inquiries to Acorn Review faculty advisor Julie Cardenas: julie.cardenas@gcccd.edu

Acorn Review 2020-2021LINKS


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Wednesday, April 26

12:30 – 1:45 PM

  • LOCATION: GRIFFIN GATE (BLDG 60, OUTER SOUTHWEST CORNER OF STUDENT CTR.)
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poet ADAM DEUTSCH

photo by Alanna Airitam

poet Adam DeutschABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born in Long Island, New York, now local poet Adam Deutsch is the author of the debut full-length collection, Every Transmission (Fernwood Press, 2023) and a chapbook, Carry On: Elegies. His work appears in Poetry International, Thrush, Juked, AMP Magazine, Ping Pong, Typo, Barn Owl Review, Crannog, Pank, and many others.

 

Every Transmission is about the erosion of our mechanical relationships and the movement to natural forms – our attempts to escape the cycle only help to complete the circuits through which we flow. There are places we create and drive toward, where we rest. And in between is a sky full of electrical storms and ground filling with water and ex-life–the pushing up of faith and wonder for us to climb around on. This book is a non-linear narrative, a collection of moments in lyric that world-build, guided by inhabitable voices.

 

Diana Marie Delgado, author of Tracing the Horse, praises Every Transmission for its calling attention "to the sensual–and loose–grip that love has on us as we move through our days with joy, growing older but not cynical, observing how 'one cloud that night looked like a baby duck.' With a wife who 'loves him malleably,' Deutsch savors moments clustered around the fire of life. While 'the hurricane razes the dead / cherry blossoms at the property line,' this debut teaches us how to be intimate with the world." Jason Schneiderman, author of Hold Me Tight, characterizes Every Transmission as "a book of interstitial spaces—parking lots, garages, bathrooms, highways, butcher shops–mapping out the circulatory system of human life. Deutsch finds the parts of the world where we think no one sees us, so that he can capture us in poems, before showing us back to ourselves, exactly as we are."

 

Adam Deutsch received his MA from Hofstra University and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also the publisher of Cooper Dillon Books and teaches here in the Grossmont College English Department, where he co-coordinates the Creative Writing Program. 

LINKS

SELECTED WORKS ONLINE

SELECTED ONLINE ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS

SELECTED MEDIA

  • "Poetry Research Bureau Reading, April 14th, 2018." Adam Deutsch Poems & Projects. Posted July 2022. Runtime: 00:11:27. youtu.be/OxrAAKIlVoo 

 

BOOKS BY ADAM DEUTSCH

Every Transmision, by Adam Deutsch

 

 

Every Transmission. Fernwood Press, 2023. ISBN: 9781594980961
Carry On: Elegies, by Adam Deutsch Carry On: Elegies. (Chapbook.) Glovebox Poems 2014. ISBN: 9781943899067

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Wednesday, April 26

2:00 – 3:15 PM

  • LOCATION: GRIFFIN GATE (BLDG 60, OUTER SOUTHWEST CORNER OF STUDENT CTR.)
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novelist SHILPI SOMAYA GOWDA

photo by Stacy Bostrom

 

Shilpi Somaya Gawda

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Shilpi Somaya Gowda is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Secret Daughter (Harper Collins 2010), The Golden Son (Harper Collins 2016), and, more recently, The Shape of Family (Custom House 2020). Translated into over thirty languages, Gowda's novels have ranked as #1 international bestsellers in several countries.

 

Secret Daughter was shortlisted for the South African Boeke Literary Prize, longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and was an IndieNext Great Read and an Amnesty International Book Club Pick. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Shilpi Somaya Gowda spent her college summer months as a volunteer in an Indian orphanage, where the seed for her first novel germinated.  It was a finalist for the South African Boeke Literary Prize and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It is currently in production with Amazon Studios to be a feature film, starring Priyanka Chopra and Sienna Miller.

 

Her next novel, The Golden Son, was awarded the French literary prize, Prix des Lyceens Folio. Gowda's next novel is slated for publication in 2024 in multiple territories.

 

Shilpi Somaya Gowda holds an MBA from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead-Cain scholar. She has served on the Advisory Board of the Children's Defense Fund, and is a Patron of Childhaven International, the organization for which she volunteered in India. She now lives in California.

LINKS

SELECTED WORKS ONLINE

SELECTED ONLINE ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS, AND RESOURCES

SELECTED MEDIA

  • "Book Talk - Shilpi Somaya Gowda - The Secret Daughter and Shape of Family." Stories Between the Lines Podcast. Posted May 2022. Runtime: 00:50:46. youtu.be/uKRnGIh8_A0 

  • "Shilpi Somaya Gowda." | Oct 20, 2015 | Appel Salon." Toronto Public Library. Posted 2015. Runtime: 00:31:10. youtu.be/z2ohP7f2Skc 

 

  • Gawman, Theresa, host. "Meet the Author: Shilpi Somaya Gowda." Oshawa Libraries. Posted 2022. Runtime: 00:56:00. youtu.be/0BHwl749qRE 

  • "The Shape of Family by Shilpi Somaya Gowda. 'Chapter 1.'" Audiobook. Audio Stores 2.0. Posted 2021. Runtime: 00:10:31. youtu.be/N4rytRbNcHk 

 

 

BOOKS BY SHILPI SOMAYA GOWDA

Secret Daughtere, by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

 

 

Secret Daughter. Harper Collins, 2009. ISBN: 9780061922312
The Golden Son, by Silpi Somaya Gowda The Golden Son. Harper Collins, 2016. ISBN: 978-0062391469
The Shape of Family, by Silpi Somaya Gowda

The Shape of Family: A Novel. Custom House, 2020. ISBN: 9780062933232


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Wednesday, April 26

7:00 – 8:15 PM

  • LOCATION: GRIFFIN GATE (BLDG 60, OUTER SOUTHWEST CORNER OF STUDENT CTR.)
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fiction writer and essayist TARA STILLIONS WHITEHEAD

Photo by Dan Williamson

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tara Stillions Whitehead

A native Southern Californian filmmaker and writer Tara Stillions Whitehead is the author of three books, including a hybrid chapbook, Blood Histories (Galileo Press 2021), and two full-length story collections, including her debut collection, The Year of the Monster (Unsolicited Press 2022), and the soon-to-be-released They More Than Burned (forthcoming from ELJ Editions in 2023).

 

Whitehead is an alumna of University of Southern California’s historic School of Cinematic Arts, then later graduated from San Diego State University’s MFA writing program. After working as a DGA assistant director and then as assistant to the executive producers of two number one prime time television shows, Whitehead left Hollywood to pursue projects that subvert celebrity worship and the dangerous narratives promoted by mainstream American media. She is now an Assistant Professor of Film, Video, and Digital Media Production at Messiah University, where she is also faculty for the renowned Young Writers Workshop, and has given public lectures on monsters, media, and film.

 

Whitehead's writing has been published in or is forthcoming from various award-winning journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Cream City Review, The Rupture, Fairy Tale Review, Gone Lawn, PRISM international, Chicago Review, Pithead Chapel, Jellyfish Review, and Hobart. Her essay, “The Mother Must Die and Other Lies Fairy Tales Told Me,” published in Fairy Tale Review, was designated as a notable essay in the Best American Essays 2022 anthology, edited by Alexander Chee. Her stories were included in Wigleaf’s Top 50 in both 2021 and 2022, and she has been nominated for Best of the Net, Best Small fictions, the Pushcart Prize, and the AWP Intro Journals Award.

 

LINKS

SELECTED WORKS ONLINE

SELECTED ONLINE ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS, AND RESOURCES

SELECTED MEDIA

  • "Blood Histories: A Reading." Tara Stillions Whitehead. Posted 2021. Runtime: 00:11:22. youtu.be/6KqRvgOAtBo 

  •  “Tara Stillions Whitehead | The Year of the Monster, Writing Hybrid Forms, and the Film Industry.” Arts Calling episode 78. Runtime: 00:52:20. youtu.be/93hhRzxpdgA 

  • "Reading and Q&A with Multi-Genre Author, Tara Stillions Whitehead." The Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series. Posted 2022. Runtime: 01:05:29. youtu.be/YvFZ6456jKs 

  • "Prose Poetry/Lyricism." Tara Stillions Whitehead. Posted 2021. Runtime: 00:13:01. youtu.be/OViPTekL79Y 

 

 

 

BOOKS BY TARA STILLIONS WHITEHEAD

Year of the Monster, by Tara Stillions Whitehead

 

 

Year of the Monster. Unsolicited Press 2022. ISBN: 9781956692334
Blood Histories, by Tara Stillions Whitehead Blood Histories. Galileo Press 2021. 
They More Than Burned, by Tara Stillions Whitehead

They More Than Burned. ELJ Editions 2023. ISBN: 9781942004530


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Thursday, April 27

12:30 – 1:45 PM

  • LOCATION: ALLIED HEALTH AND NURSING BUILDING LOBBY (RM 34-206)
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on comics, graphic literature, and social justice MONI BARRETTE

photo © Moni Barrette

Moni Barrette

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Librarian, graphic literature aficionado, and "passionate nerd," Moni Barrette, is the co-founder and VP of Creators Assemble (CA!), and international network of independent comic book creators and educators and librarians, to put comics into the hands of readers and comics/pop culture learning outcomes into schools and libraries.

 

A public librarian for sixteen years and now an adjunct professor at San Diego State University, Barrette began specializing in the comics collecting and community events celebrating comics and pop culture, including San Diego’s annual Comic Con. Barrette’s interest coalesced into a network of other librarians, the table-top role-playing game community (TTRPG), teachers, comics retailers, creators, publishers, and other professionals.

 

Accepting donations and grant opportunities as a designated 501(c)3 corporation, Creators Assemble!’s mission is to promote literacy through comics and pop culture on a global scale; provide connections and opportunities to artists and writers to be paid for their work; support teachers and library professionals with pop culture-based curriculum and resources; and, provide mentorship, scholarship opportunities, and free global publicity for aspiring talent.

 

Creators Assemble has worked with organizations such as Make-A-Wish San Diego, local San Diego schools and libraries, and other nonprofits for a range of projects, including pairing artists with critically ill children to create custom superhero art, arranging charity TTRPG livestreams to benefit women and children in the Ukraine, hosting comic book clubs across San Diego county, facilitating industry networking events and San Diego Comic Con and SD Comic Fest, providing publisher resources for building classroom and activity guides and art exhibits, sponsoring Free Comic Book Day fundraisers, and hosting webinars for Read Out and Read of Greater New York.

 

Moni Barrette is Director, Collection Development & Publisher Relations for LibraryPass, and President for American Library Association’s Graphic Novel and Comics Round Table. As a former public library manager, she won the California Library Association PRExcellence Award (2018 and 2019) for library events aimed at under-served adult library users and is a frequent panelist at San Diego and New York Comic Con, San Diego Comic Fest and Wonder-Con, hosting industry networking events and providing instruction to educators and librarians. She will also be serving as judge this year for the 2023 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grant.

 

Originally from Yorba Linda, Moni and her husband, Joe, live with their two daughters in Temecula, California.

LINKS

SELECTED ONLINE WORKS BY MONI BARRETTE

SELECTED ONLINE ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS, AND RESOURCES

SELECTED MEDIA

  • "What to Know About Graphic Novels and Young Children with Moni Barrett and Maggie P. Chang." Reach Out and Read of New York. Posted 2022. Runtime: 00:37:55. youtu.be/BfUX56x3TgM

  • "Banned Books Week Library Livestream: LGBTQ Challenges." American Library Association. Posted 2020. Runtime: 01:06:32.  youtube.com/watch?v=_gf3lNvRh7E 


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Thursday, April 27

7:00 – 8:30 PM

  • LOCATION: ALLIED HEALTH AND NURSING BUILDING LOBBY (RM 34-206)
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Deaf poet and playwright RAYMOND LUCZAK

The finale event of the 27th Annual Literary Arts Festival is proud to present Deaf and queer poet, writer, playwright, and filmmaker, Raymond Luczak.

 

photo © Raymond Luczak

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Raymond Luczak

Over his thirty-five-year career, Luczak has authored and edited of over thirty books, including his recent poetry collections, Once Upon a Twin: Poems (Gallaudet U Press 2021) and Chlorophyll (Modern History Press, 2022). His recent nonfiction book releases include A Quiet Foghorn, a follow-up to is critically acclaimed Assembly Required: Notes from a Deaf Gay Life (RID Press 2009). His new novel, Widower, 48, Seeks Husband, is just released this year from Rattling Good Yarns Press.

 

Raised in Ironwood, a small mining town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Luczak lost most of his hearing as an infant, which went undetected until two years later. Forbidden to sign, he was fitted with a rechargeable hearing aid and lived with foster families in Houghton, Michigan for the next nine years, during which time he began a speech therapy program. Later, while attending Washington, D.C.’s Gallaudet University, he learned American Sign Language (ASL) and discovered Deaf gay culture for the first time.

 

In 1988, Luczak relocated to New York City, where his writing talents began to cultivate among a vibrant arts and literature community. His memoir essay, "Notes of a Deaf Gay Writer," was accepted as the cover story for Christopher Street, the LGBT community’s then preeminent queer magazine. Later, his novel, Men with Their Hands, earned first place in the 2003 Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation competition for Full-Length Fiction, and thereafter was awarded first prize in the 2006 Project: QueerLit Contest. In 2014, he became one of the first Deaf artists to participate in the Deaf Artists Residency Program at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Arts in Red Wing, Minnesota. 

 

His filmmaking and playwriting accolades include his play, Snooty (A Comedy), which took first place in the New York Deaf Theater's 1990 Samuel Edwards Deaf Playwrights Competition, and, together with his play, Whispers of a Savage Sort, was workshopped at the New American Deaf Play Creators Festival and at the Worldwide and National Deaf Theater Conference. Overall, more than twenty of Luczak's stage plays have been workshopped or produced internationally. His first direct-to-DVD project was the hugely successful Manny ASL: Stories in American Sign Language, featuring the renowned ASL storyteller Manny Hernandez. His full-length documentaries, Guy Wonder: Stories & Artwork (2003), and Nathie: No Hand-Me-Downs (2005), about legendary Austin storyteller Nathie Marbury, are both available on DVD as well. (Luczak has even made an acting appearance on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.)

 

Raymond Luczak’s memoirs, interviews, essays, and poetry are available in Poetry, BLOOM, TheaterWeek, Art & Understanding, Silent News, The Ragged Edge, The Dramatists Guild Quarterly, Handwave, Deaf Arts UK, Out, The Tactile Mind, Typo Magazine, Wordgathering, Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, The Brooklyn Review, Pegasus, The Hazmat Review, and many, many others. His work is also widely anthologized in disability-lit and queer collections, including Beauty Is a Verb (Cinco Puntos Press), The Deaf Way II Anthology (Gallaudet University Press), and Best Gay Short Stories 2008 (Lethe Press). Luczak has also edited a variety of queer and disability related anthologies and journals of his own, including Lovejets: Queer Male Poets on 200 Years of Walt Whitman (Squares & Rebels, 2019), Jonathan: A Journal of Gay Fiction (Sibling Rivalry Press), and his current project, Mollyhouse (Squares & Rebels), a journal for queer, disabled, and neurodivergent writers.

 

Luczak now lives in Minneapolis.

 

LINKS

 

SELECTED ONLINE WORKS BY THE AUTHOR

SELECTED ONLINE REVIEWS, ARTICLES, AND INTERVIEWS

SELECTED MEDIA

  • "Widow, 48, Seeks Husband: A Novel.” Trailer for Raymond Luczak's new book. Deafwood (28 February 2023). Runtime: 00:02:54. youtube.com/watch?v=6jiti_3xCs0

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKS BY RAYMOND LUCZAK

Poetry

 

 

 

A Babble of Objects. Fomite Press, 2018.

A Babble of Objects.

Once Upon a Twin.

Once Upon a Twin. Gallaudet University Press, 2021. ISBN

Bokeh Focus: Poetry Chapbook. Exchange, 2020. ISBN 9781005441531

Bokeh Focus

Road Work Ahead.

Road Work Ahead. Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011. ISBN 9780578071589

Chlorophyll. Modern History Press, 2022. ISBN  9781615996421

Chlorphyll

St. Michael’s Fall.

St. Michaels Fall. Deaf Life Press, 1996. ISBN

How to Kill Poetry. Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013. ISBN

How to Kill Poetry.

This Way to the Acorns.

This Way to the Acorns. The Tactile Mind Press, 2002.  Tenth Anniversary Edition, Handtype Press, 2012. ISBN

The Kiss of Walt Whitman Still on My Lips. Squares & Rebels, 2016. ISBN

The Kiss of Walt Whitman Still on My Lips.

Mute (Body Language).

Mute (Body Language). A Midsummer Night's Press, 2010. ISBN

 

 

 

 

Fiction

 

 

 

Compassion, Michigan: The Ironwood Stories. Modern History Press, 2020. ISBN 9781615995271

Compassion, Michigan: The Ironwood Stories.

Men With Their Hands.

Men With Their Hands. Queer Mojo, 2009. ISBN 9781608640249

Flannelwood: A Novel. Red Hen Press, 2019. ISBN 9781597098977

Flannelwood: A Novel.

The Kind of Fella I Am.

The Kind of Fella I Am. Reclamation Press, 2018. ISBN 9781947647091

The Last Deaf Club: A Novella. Handtype Press, 2018. ISBN 9781941960097

The Last Deaf Club: A Novella.

Widower, 48, Seeks Husband.

Widower, 48, Seeks Husband. Rattling Good Yarns Press, 2023. ISBN 9781955826310

 

 

 

 

Nonfiction

 

 

 

Assembly Required: Notes of a Deaf Gay Life. RID Press, 2009. ISBN 9780916883492

Assembly Required: Notes of a Deaf Gay Life.

Lunafly

Lunafly. Gnashing Teeth Publishing, 2022. ISBN 9798985483314

Assembly Required: Notes of a Deaf Gay Life. Tenth Anniversary Edition. Handtype Press, 2019. ISBN 978-1941960127

Assembly Required: Notes of a Deaf Gay Life. Tenth Anniversary Edition.

Notes of a Deaf Gay Writer: 20 Years Later

Notes of a Deaf Gay Writer: 20 Years Later. Hot Off the.Net, 2010. Reprinted by Handtype Press, 2010. E-book.

From Heart into Art: Interviews with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Artists and Their Allies. Handtype Press, 2014. ISBN 9781941960011

From Heart Into Art:

Silence Is a Four-Letter Word: On Art and Deafness.

Silence Is a Four-Letter Word: On Art and Deafness. The Tactile Mind Press, 2002. ISBN 9780971924802

A Quiet Foghorn: More Notes from a Deaf Gay Life. Gallaudet University Press, 2022. ISBN 9781954622111

A Quiet Foghorn: More Notes from a Deaf Gay Life.

Silence Is a Four-Letter Word: On Art and Deafness. Tenth Anniversary Edition.

Silence Is a Four-Letter Word: On Art and Deafness. Tenth Anniversary Edition. Handtype Press, 2012. ISBN 9780979881633

 

 

 

 

Drama

 

 

 

Ding! (A One-Act Play). Directed by Russell Harvard for DAT (Deaf Austin Theater).

Ding! (A One-Act Play)

Whispers of a Savage Sort, and Other Plays About the Deaf American Experience

Whispers of a Savage Sort, and Other Plays About the Deaf American Experience. Gallaudet University Press, 2009. ISBN 9781563684203

Snooty (A Comedy). Tactile Mind Press, 2004. Reprinted in Whispers of a Savage Sort.

Snooty (A Comedy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets and the Midwestern Experience. Squares & Rebels, 2012. ISBN: 9780979881657

Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets and the Midwestern Experience.

Lovejets: Queer Male Poets on 200 Years of Walt Whitman

Lovejets: Queer Male Poets on 200 Years of Walt Whitman. Squares & Rebels, 2019. ISBN 9781941960134

Eyes of Desire: A Deaf Gay and Lesbian Reader. Alyson Books, 1993. ISBN: 9781555832049

Eyes of Desire: A Deaf Gay and Lesbian Reader.

Mollyhouse Journal

Mollyhouse Journal. Squares & Rebels, 2020—present.

Eyes of Desire 2: A Deaf LGBT Reader. Handtype Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780979881602

Eyes of Desire 2: A Deaf LGBT Reader

QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology

QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology. Squares & Rebels, 2015. ISBN 9781941960028

Callisto (a.k.a. Jonathan): A Journal of Gay Fiction. Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013-2018.

Jonathan: A Journal of Gay Fiction

When I Am Dead: The Writings of George M. Teegarden.

When I Am Dead: The Writings of George M. Teegarden. Gallaudet University Press, 2007. ISBN 9781563683480

 

 

 

 


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