May 21st 2021

Join us for a virtual reading celebrating the release of Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives. This event will be hosted on Women & Children First’s Crowdcast Channel and feature Edward Kelsey Moore, Jay Audrey, Miguel M. Morales, Tiff Joshua TJ Ferentini, and Bruce Owens Grimm.


Fat & Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives is an anthology challenging the negative and damaging representation of fat bodies in popular culture. This anthology celebrates the voices of people who live at the intersection of fatness and queerness, especially the voices of fat and queer QTBIPOC.

Edward Kelsey Moore is the author of two novels, including the New York Times bestseller THE SUPREMES AT EARL’S ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT (Knopf, 2013). His award-winning essays and short fiction have appeared in a number of literary magazines. In addition to his writing, Edward maintains a career as a professional cellist.

Jay Audrey is a poet, a novelist, a survivor, and a lot of other things they haven’t yet discovered. They earned a degree in Fiction Writing from Columbia College and have no idea what that’s supposed to mean or show. Their work is about the connection between pain and joy, truth and trauma, self and other.

Miguel M. Morales grew up in Texas working as a migrant/seasonal farm-worker. He is a Lambda Literary Fellow and an alum of VONA/Voices and of the Macondo Writers Workshop. Miguel’s work that centers on fatness and queerness appears in From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction, Hibernation and Other Poems by Bear Bards, Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands, and The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce. He is the co-editor of Pulse/Pulso: In Remembrance of Orlando and of Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives. Follow Miguel on social media @TrustMiguel.

Tiff Joshua TJ Ferentini is a graduate of Manhattanville College’s MFA Program, a 2019 Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Fellow, and one of the co-editors of Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives. Tiff’s writing has appeared in The Gambler, Off the Rocks: The LGBTQ Anthology of Newtown Writers Press, and Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Writing. They live in New York, and can be found on Twitter and Instagram @Ferenteeny.

Bruce Owens Grimm is a fat queer ghost nerd. Based in Chicago, his haunted essays and reviews have appeared in The Rumpus, Brevity’s Blog, Essay Daily, Entropy, AWP’s Writer’s Notebook, Iron Horse Literary Review, Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Sweet: A Literary Confection, Older Queer Voices, Ghost City Review, and elsewhere. He is a co-editor of Fat & Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives. He has attended workshops at Tin House, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Vermont Studio Center, and received a Lambda Literary Residency Fellowship to attend The Sundress Academy of the Arts Residency. He can be found on Twitter: @bruceowensgrimm.

*All of our virtual events are recorded and can viewed anytime on our Crowdcast Channel or with closed captioning on our YouTube Channel.*

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