Glitterary Festival 2022

The Glitterary Festival is a queer literary festival with a broad definition of what is literature and what is queer. We’re interested in texts where gender, sexuality, masculinity and femininity can be challenged and explored. We’re invested in conversations about race and class and issues of intersectionality. We’re intrigued by transgressions of boundaries, queering what we think we know about identity. We are curious about the intersections of the written word with the natural world and with other art forms, such as music, dance, film, visual arts, etc. And we're creating an inclusive space that welcomes not only academics and writers but anyone open to learning and celebrating queer literature, with a special outreach focus encouraging the participation of Mississippi teenagers.


Friday, April 29

Morning panels will foreground UM students, both critics and writers, in cross-disciplinary topics.

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Queer Ecology Round Table


Stacey Balkun
Kelsey Fox
Kacee McKinney
Kara Russell


10:15 - 11:15 PM
ACE Round Table


Angela Chen
Max Hunt
Joshua Nguyen
Kim Kotel


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Writing the Queer Body

Moderator: Tyler Allen Penny

Nick White
C.T. Salazar
S. Bear Bergman
Tyler Friend


2:30 - 2:30 PM
Getting Queer Words into the World

Moderator: Jaime Harker

Lauren Hough
Stephanie Andrea Allen
Douglas Ray
Julie Enzer


3:30 - 4:45 PM
Queer Intersections

Moderator: TBA

M Shelley Conner
Wo Chan
Ruben Quesada


5 - 6 PM
Happy Hour


6:15 - 7:30 PM
Keynote Readings

torrin a. greathouse, intruded by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Jericho Brown, introduced by Noel Quiñones

All events are in the Gertrude C. Ford Ballroom at the Inn at Ole Miss unless otherwise noted.



We are committed to ensuring campus events are accessible and inclusive. If you require accommodations or assistance due to the impact of a disability, please contact Ellie at [email protected]. We encourage you to submit your requests at least two weeks in advance, if possible, as some accommodations may require advance planning