Queer Lit and Performance Fest! Featuring Ronaldo Wilson, Selah Saterstrom, Aerik Francis, Nathan Moore, and Natalie Earnhart, Saturday, March 18, 2023, 7pm

Please join us on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Counterpath (7935 East 14th Ave. in Denver) for the second night of Queer Lit and Peformance Festival (first night is Friday 3/17 at CU Boulder). Featured will be Ronaldo Wilson, Selah Saterstrom, Aerik Francis, Nathan Moore, and Natalie Earnhart!

Selah Saterstrom is the author of three novels—The Pink InstitutionThe Meat and Spirit Plan, and Slab—and two collections of nonfiction, Ideal Suggestions and Rancher. She teaches at the University of Denver and is the cofounder of Four Queens, a platform centering Divinatory Poetics. 

Aerik Francis is a Queer Black & Latinx poet & teaching artist based in Denver, Colorado, USA. Francis is the author of two poetry chapbooks: BODYELECTRONIC (Trouble Department 2022) as well as the forthcoming MISEDUCATION (NDR 2023), winner of the 2022 New Delta Review Chapbook Prize. They have poetry published widely, as well as audio and video poetry, all of which may be found on their website phaentompoet.com.

Natalie Earnhart is a queer writer from Southern California currently residing in Denver, CO. She is a co-founder of Tart Parlor, an activist reading and performance series by and for sex workers and dedicated allies. She holds an MFA from Naropa University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Creative Writing at the University of Denver. Natalie’s work orbits around divination, magic, queerness, and the political body.

Ronaldo V. Wilson, PhD, poet, interdisciplinary artist, and academic, is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man, winner of the Cave Canem Prize; Poems of the Black Object, winner of the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry and the Asian American Literary Award in Poetry; Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other, finalist for a Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry; and Lucy 72.  His latest books are Carmelina: Figures and Virgil Kills: Stories.  He has performed in multiple venues, including Casa Victoria Ocampo in Buenos Aires, The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, The Emily Harvey Foundation, Georgetown’s Lannan Center, Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room, Louisiana State University’s Digital Media Center Theater, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and The Studio Museum in Harlem. The recipient of numerous fellowships, including Cave Canem, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Ford Foundation, Kundiman, MacDowell, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and Yaddo, Wilson is Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at U.C. Santa Cruz, serving on the core faculty of the Creative Critical PhD Program; principal faculty member of CRES (Critical Race and Ethnic Studies); and affiliate faculty member of DANM (Digital Arts and New Media).

Nathan Alexander Moore is a Black transfemme writer, scholar, and educator. Currently she is the Assistant Professor of Black Trans and Queer Studies in the Department of Women & Gender Studies at CU Boulder. She holds a PhD in African and African Diaspora Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. They are an interdisciplinary scholar who is interested in critical and creative methods to explore the nuances of Blackness, queerness, and temporality. Her research and writing interests include Black transfemininity, Black speculative arts practices, Black temporalities, and Black visual art and literature. She is currently writing a collection of speculative short fiction called The Rupture Files centering Black queer and trans subjects navigating disaster. A second project, entitled The Osmosis Manual, is equal parts theory, poetry, and memoir charts the connections between Black transfemininity, water, language, and temporality. Their work has previously been published in Pulse/Pulso: In Remembrance of Orlando from Damaged Goods Press, P-QUEUE, ode to Queer, and Peauxdunque Review. Her essay, “Transliminality: Black Transfemmes and the Limit of Visibility Politics” is published in the TransNarratives: Scholarly and Creative Works on Transgender Experience collected anthology. Their poetry chapbook, small colossus, was published by above/ground press in 2021.