Friday, April 5th


Location: Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk

9:30-10 am Breakfast

10-10:15 am Welcoming Remarks: Melanie Abeygunawardana, Ava Kim, and Dixon Li, 2018-2019 Gen/sex Coordinators

10:15-11:45 am Readings from Kai Davis and Mecca Sullivan

12-1:15 pm Lunch


Location: Fisher Bennett Hall Room 401, 3340 Walnut St

1:30-2:30 pm Panel 1: After, Against, and Within Colonialism

Eng-Beng Lim and Juana María Rodríguez

2:45-3:45 pm Panel 2: Queer Futures

Alison Kafer and Petrus Liu

3:45-4:15 pm Coffee Break

4:30-6 pm Roundtable on Queer Pedagogy

David Eng, Jonathan Katz, Jessa Lingel, and Juana María Rodríguez (moderated by Jess Shollenberger)


Location: ARCH 208, 3601 Locust Walk

6:30-8 pm Reception (Dinner and Drinks)


Saturday, April 6th


Location: The Kislak Center’s Class of 1978 Pavilion, 6th Floor of Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut St

8:30-9:15 am Breakfast

9:30-11 am Panel 3: Queer Abundance, Queer Excess

Anjali Arondekar, Michelle Stephens, and Kyla Tompkins

11:15-12:15 pm Lunch

12:30-2 pm Conversation between Chip Delany and Tavia Nyong’o

2:15-3:45 pm Performances by Raquel Salas Rivera and Danez Smith

4-5:30 pm Roundtable on Creative/Critical Practice

Kai Davis, Tavia Nyong’o, Raquel Salas Rivera, and Dagmawi Woubshet (moderated by Kiana Murphy)  

5:45-6:45 pm Dinner

7-9 pm Screening of Paternal Rites and talkback with director Jules Rosskam


9:30pm-? – Celebratory drinks at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St

Note: all venues are wheelchair accessible