How to Alienate Your Queer Self During a Pride Literary Event

Milo Todd, recent graduate of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator  program, on his first foray into the fraught world of literary panel moderation.



To kick off Pride Month this year, on June 5th GrubStreet hosted an event at Trident Booksellers called “Queering Literature: A Pride Panel.”

June 29, 2017 | Milo Todd

The Writing Life

How Novelists Recover History’s Marginalized Heroes

I started off as a fiction writer with one goal and one goal only: create and bring to life protagonists from off the beaten path. I wanted complex, accurate portrayals of LGBTQ people. People of color. Poor people. People living with disabilities or without families or struggling with PTSD.

I wanted all sorts of stuff. In all sorts of books. And with so much of that raw material existing in our day-to-day, it’s disappointing that canonical literature largely continues to stick to a particular—shall we say—bent.

July 22, 2016 | Milo Todd

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