CANSCAIP is pleased to offer a webinar on Steering Clear of Stereotypes: A Diversified Approach to Writing LGBTQ+ Characters on Thursday, July 23 at 8:00 pm EST.
If you're not available on the date, the webinar will be recorded and can be viewed any time.
A few days before the webinar, registrants will receive a link.
Registration is $25 for CANSCAIP Friends and Members, and $35 for non-members.
NOTE: If you're not a current Friend or Member, to enable registration at the $25 member rate, please join or renew first and then come back to register for the webinar.
Steering Clear of Stereotypes: A Diversified Approach to Writing LGBTQ+ Characters: This webinar, first and foremost, is not about what you can and cannot write. The goal is to consider inclusivity and diversity in literature for young readers and to examine problematic tropes and stereotypes. We will also explore resources and tools that can help authors ensure nuanced and complex representation related to LGBTQ+ characters, including the work of sensitivity readers and consultants. Attendees can expect to come away with a more thorough understanding of current conversations around authenticity in representation, existing stereotypes and overused tropes.
Rob Bittner has a PhD in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (SFU), and an MA in the Children’s Literature program at UBC in Vancouver. He loves reading a wide range of literature, but particularly stories with diverse depictions of gender and sexuality.
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