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Colorful Creators: Queer Voices in Print – a part of the FROST event series


Don’t miss an afternoon of Indiana-based LGBTQ+ authors speaking about how their gender identity, sexual orientation, race, etc. has influenced the subject matter of their writing and their experiences with the publishing world. Meet us at 10 East Arts Hub on Sunday, December 10th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm for this one of a kind afternoon!

Meet The Panel of Authors


Sylvia Thomas

Sylvia Thomas is a multi-disciplinary Queer and Trans artist who has released 3 chapbooks of poetry, selling 1,500 of her chapbooks world-wide. She was a headliner of 2021 World Pride and 2018 Winter Pride in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is currently an Artist and Public Life Resident through Big Car Collaborative in Garfield Park.

W Jade Young

W. Jade Young is a writer who holds an MFA in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University. Her published works include literary fiction and nonfiction short stories alike. She is dedicated to opening more doors for young writers of marginalized voices to be heard.

Andrew Kramer

Andrew Kramer (He/His/Him) is a queer playwright from Cleveland, OH, currently living in Indianapolis. He is a graduate of Ball State University’s Department of Theatre & Dance and a proud alumni of the Emerging Writer’s Group at The Public Theatre. His plays have been developed through the Downstage Left Playwriting Residency at Stage Left Theatre in Chicago,  The Nord Playwriting Fellowship at Cleveland Public Theatre, the Groundbreakers Playwrights’ Group with the terraNOVA Theatre Collective, the SigWorks Musical Theatre Lab with Signature Theatre, the Ingram New Works Lab at Nashville Repertory Theatre and the Core Apprentice Writer Program at The Playwrights Center. His work has been seen in Cleveland, Indianapolis, Chicago, Brooklyn, Kansas City, Lincoln, Louisville, Nashville, Houston, Williamsburg VA, New York City, Sacramento, Washington D.C, Ft. Lauderdale, Cairns Australia and Bucharest Romania.

Rue Sparks

Rue Sparks is a composite of neurosis and nonsense held together by duct tape and sheer stubbornness. A widow, disabled, and queer, they traverse the equally harsh and cathartic landscape where trauma and healing align to create stories that burrow into the hearts and minds of their readers. In addition to short story collection The Stars Will Guide Us Back, Sparks has authored the novella Daylight Chasers, and the magical realism/mystery novel The Fable of Wren. They create artwork for the indie publisher, Lost Boys Press. They live in Noblesville, Indiana in the USA with their sweet senior support dog and cantankerous cat.

Lily Someson

Lily Someson (she/they) is a poet from Gary, Indiana. She is the author of Mistaken for Loud Comets, winner of the Host Publications Spring 2021 chapbook prize, and she has also been published in Poetry Daily, Academy of American Poets, Underblong, and Court Green among others. She is a recent MFA graduate in Poetry at Vanderbilt University, and she is working on a full-length poetry manuscript about the Rust Belt, haunted houses, and the ways Gary has been left behind by the American government.


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❄️ This event is a part of the FROST event series. Don’t miss all of the FROST excitement! Get more info and check out the other FROST events HERE! ❄️

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