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  • Event
  • In-Person: Seaport
  • Adult (18+)

Writing for Change: Book Bans and Trans Writer Resilience


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Event Description

In the face of ideological book bannings targeting queer and trans narratives, join us for a powerful discussion on literary resistance and the transformative potential of storytelling. This 90-minute panel will feature authors and industry experts shedding light on the impact of book censorship and celebrating the groundbreaking work of trans writers and trans-led presses.


  • Milo Todd, GrubStreet instructor and author of the forthcoming novel The Lilac People, which explores the first trans book banning/burning
  • Emily Zhou, award-winning author of Girlfriends and staffer at LittlePuss Press
  • Calvin Gimpelevich, author and organizer behind T4T, a renowned monthly reading series showcasing trans writers

Prepare to be inspired as our panel share their stories and insights into amplifying diverse voices through the power of the written word.

Writing for Change events are free to attend, open to all, and feature pre-event receptions and time for audience questions. Sales of the featured speakers’ books will be provided by our partners at Porter Square Books: Boston Edition.


This class will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood.

Covid-19 Update:

GrubStreet's space will be mask-optional when Boston's Covid-19 Community Level is low or medium. When the Covid-19 Community Level is high, our space will require masks. Please check GrubStreet's Covid-19 page for the latest info on masking and Community Levels before visiting in person.

Space Accessibility:

Our space is ADA accessible with automatic door openers, ADA-compliant restrooms, desk and table spacing, braille signage, and elevator. Our classrooms can be equipped with ALS for hard of hearing individuals. We cannot guarantee a scent-free environment. For more accessibility requests, please contact our Operations team at [email protected] or (617) 695-0075.