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Kay Ulanday Barrett to deliver opening keynote at MBLGTACC 2020

January 30, 2020

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We are thrilled to welcome Kay Ulanday Barrett to MBLGTACC 2020. They will deliver a keynote address at the 28th annual conference next month.

Kay Ulanday Barrett is a poet, performer, and cultural strategist. K. has featured at The Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, The Poetry Foundation, The Poetry Project, Princeton University, Tucson Poetry Festival, NY Poetry Festival, The Dodge Poetry Foundation, The Hemispheric Institute, and Brooklyn Museum. They received fellowships and residencies from Lambda Literary Review, VONA/Voices, The Home School, Macondo, Drunken Boat, and Monson Arts. Their contributions are in The New York Times, Academy of American Poets, Asian American Literary Review, them., PBS News Hour, The Advocate, NYLON, Huffington Post, Raceforward, and more. They have two books: When The Chant Comes (Topside, 2016) and More Than Organs (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2020).

K.'s keynote replaces Sam Irby, who had to withdraw after being offered a wonderful opportunity with a conflicting schedule. We wish Sam all the best, and are thrilled to have Kay join us in Kalamazoo.

Visit mblgtacc.org/2020 for more information. Don’t miss this wonderful keynote, register for MBLGTACC 2020 today.


The Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC), a program of the Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, is America's largest and oldest continuously-running conference for queer and trans+ college students.

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