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Celebrating Queerness: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives

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Come to laugh, come to cry, come to terms…it’s Terms of Enqueerment!

Eight LGBT writers too talented for their own good will present fiction, poetry, memoir, and much more at the 3rd annual Celebration of Queerness at The Writers Place. Enjoy the best alternative voices in Kansas City and boost your Queerness I.Q.!    

Kelly Barth

Wayne Courtois

Andre duBroc

Charles Ferruzza

Phil Hooser

Miguel M. Morales

Schaeffer Nelson

David Wayne Reed

Wayne Courtois and Charles Ferruzza host.

Wayne Courtois is author of the award-winning memoir A Report from Winter, the literary novel Tales My Body Told Me, and the gay erotic novels My Name Is Rand and In the Time of Solution 9. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in many anthologies and journals.

Charles Ferruzza was born and raised in Indianapolis, Ind. He ran away from home many times during his youth, only to be returned against his will. Finally, in 1984, he ran away to Kansas City and has been here ever since. The former features editor of the Sun Newspapers for 16 years, Charles has been a staff writer at The Pitch since 2000. He has written for many publications and can be heard on the radio on KCUR-FM and KKFI-FM. 


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