Barrie Jean Borich is the author of Body Geographic, new in the American Lives Series of the University of Nebraska Press. Her book My Lesbian Husband won the American Library Association Stonewall Book Award, she’s the recipient of the 2010 Florida Review Editor’s Prize in the Essay and the 2010 Crab Orchard Review Literary Nonfiction Prize, and her work has been named Notable in Best American Essays and Best American Non-Required Reading. She was the first nonfiction editor of Water~Stone Review and has recently joined the creative writing faculty of the English Department and MA in Writing and Publishing Program of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and she splits her time between Minneapolis and Chicago.
eNews & Updates
The Festival is almost here! Here’s some need-to-know information about checking in, picking up passes, and purchasing tickets. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon. If you have pre-purchased a ticket: If you have purchased a Weekend Panel Pass, Master Class ticket, Saturday Day Pass, Sunday Day Pass, Reading Series Pass, or walking tour ticket, report to the Registration/Information table at | Read More →
The winner of the Fourth Annual Short Fiction Contest is “In a Chamber of My Heart” by Sandra Gail Lambert (pictured). The two runner-ups (in alphabetical order) are “Sky Blue” by ‘Nathan Burgoine and “What Took You So Long?” by Vince Sgambati. Our Finalists for the 2013 Saints & Sinners Short Fiction Contest (in alphabetic order) are: | Read More →
“Any conference that tugs a frost-covered Minnesotan away from her Swedish meatballs and plunks her in the middle of the best jazz, and most decadent cuisine, and the finest writing the LBGT community has to offer, and at the same time allows her to rub shoulders with publishers, reviewers, writers, and passionate, articulate readers, is a conference to embrace. Saints and Sinners is, hands down, my favorite convention of the year.”
—Ellen Hart, Five-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery