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Incite: Queer Writers Read – May

Wed, May 11 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT


Incite: Queer Writers Read is a curated, bimonthly reading series for Queer writers. Incite’s hope is to create conversation, connection, and greater understanding both within the Queer community and with other communities. Hosted by Vinnie Kinsella and Jennifer Perrine.

This event will take place in-person at Literary Arts’ downtown center. Please review our Covid-19 guidelines. 

The theme for May is “Awkward.” 

Denise Chanterelle DuBois

Denise Chanterelle DuBois is an author, movie actress, active in live theatre and a business woman. She lives in Brookings, Oregon, having moved there from Portland 4 years ago. Upon arrival, Denise resurrected her acting career (from the early 1980’s in San Diego), at the Chetco Pelican Playhouse, (CPP) in Brookings, appearing in: Romeo & Juliet, and performing lead roles in: "Gladys in Wonderland" & "Nunsense the Musical” and has been cast in “Clue" which opens in early summer at CPP. In addition her memoir; “Self-Made Woman,” is the setting for a full length feature film titled: OH, DENISE! with over a year of filming nationwide now complete. The movie is currently being edited with release date TBA. Denise enjoys hiking the dramatic SW Oregon coast from her front door, hiking in Redwoods National Park, located minutes away in California, as well as enjoying the bountiful fresh seafood & river salmon the region has to offer, in what’s known as the “banana belt” of Oregon due to the mild-Mediterranean year round marine climate. Insta: @denisecdubois   Twitter: @DeniseDuBois3
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Emme Lund

Emme Lund is an author living and writing in Portland, Oregon. She has an MFA from Mills College. Her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Time, Autostraddle, the Portland Mercury, and many more. In 2019, she was awarded an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship in Fiction. The Boy with a Bird in His Chest is her first novel. Twitter: @emme_lund   Instagram: @_emmelund
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Andrea Deeken

Andrea Deeken was born in rural Missouri. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Beyond Queer Words, The Blue Mountain Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Valley Voices, and elsewhere. Her awards include an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Spoon River Poetry Review Editors’ Prize Contest and second place in the 2020 Blue Mountain Review LGBTQ Chapbook Contest, among others. Her debut chapbook, Mother Kingdom, won the 2021 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Contest and was published in March 2022. A former book editor, she has worked for the Multnomah County Library for fifteen years. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her wife and daughter. Instagram: @andrea.deeken  Twitter: @drelo       
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