Queer Identities & Re-Imagining Monsters

10/15/2019 @ 5:30 pm America/Denver Timezone
SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus
4600 South Redwood Road
SLCC Community Writing Center
Queer Identities & Re-Imagining Monsters @ SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus

3-Part Workshop October 15, 22 & 29 (Tuesday), 5:30-7:30 pm

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.

Cost: Free. Registration is required.
Location: Taylorsville Redwood Campus (4600 South Redwood Road), Student Center (STC), Room 207