Speaking from her experience as a trans woman of color, June Gehringer will share reflections on working in literature and especially in indie lit. In this interactive session, she will share the skills she has learned along the way, specifically in terms of communication, self-promotion, self-care and staying organized.
Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, June Gehringer is a poet, essayist and activist currently based in Philadelphia. She is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, the most recent of which, “I Don’t Write About Race” (Civil Coping Mechanisms 2018), was the winner of Civil Coping Mechanisms’s 2017 Mainline Competition, was named an Entropy Best Poetry Book of 2018, and debuted as the #1 New Release in LGBT Books on Amazon. She co-founded Tenderness Lit, a small press dedicated to celebrating innovative and under-appreciated LGBT lit, and currently serves as an editor at the Wanderer. She can be found running her mouth on Twitter @June_Gehringer.