22nd March: 8.00pm
Trans Writers Speak
This will be a pre-recorded zoom discussion featuring three trans writers. It will be a sixty minute talk about the difficulties trans creatives face today, in both the writing and creative industries, and more widely. We will also speak on the work the Trans Writers Union is doing to address this and support its members.
Trans Writers Speak will feature three writers, two of whom are members of the Trans Writers Union. They will be chatting about their work, and their experiences navigating the creative landscape. The discussion will also focus on the Trans Writers Union, recently formed in the face of ongoing media transphobia.
Speaker Anna Loughran lives in London. She studied English at Queen’s University, Belfast. Her debut pamphlet, Chords of Inquiry, was published by The Lifeboat. You can find her on Instagram @anna__loughran.
Speaker Fiona Feng (she/her) was born in Cork City. She has a B.A. Honours degree in English Literature. She is a singer/actor/kindergarten teacher who has an album called Hideous Human Angel and appeared in plays by Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot and Endgame. She has travelled Asia and it was there she noticed she wasn’t like the other Kindergarten teachers. She is currently writing a memoir about her experience as a transgender lady.
William Keohane is a writer and poet from Limerick. His work has appeared in Hennessy New Irish Writing (The Irish Times), The Ogham Stone, The Stony Thursday Book, and his essays and poems have been broadcast on the RTÉ Radio 1 Sunday Miscellany. He is currently completing an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick.
Find out more: transwritersunion.com