Writer, Storyteller, and Publisher Lou Barrett

Writer, Storyteller, and Publisher Lou Barrett


Thursday, May 13, 2021    
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Join us on Thursday, May 13th, 2021 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with writer, storyteller, and publisher Lou Barrett.

Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Lou will discuss their work with Purpled Palm Press and future plans including information on upcoming books. They will also share some of their own writing.

About Purpled Palm Press
Purpled Palm Press is a publishing company focused on eliminating the single story of queerness by publishing work about dating & relationships, self acceptance, and careers in the arts. PPP is interested in the ways we relate to each other, and not just our individual identities. Learn more at https://www.purpledpalmpress.com

The event is free, open to the public and conducted via ZOOM.
Upon registering a link and password will be automatically emailed to you.

About Lou Barrett
Lou Barrett (they/them) read scary statistics about queer people as a teenager, and has spent their adulthood trying to make sense of them. They’re a queer nonbinary writer, storyteller, and publisher with a Midwest personality. They are dedicated to writing and publishing work that improves queer lives. Topics they’ve explored in their own writing and storytelling include femme identity, butch desire, and gender performativity. In 2020, they wrote a column for Autostraddle called Respect Your Elders where they interviewed older LGBTQ+ people in Cleveland, Ohio sparked by Lou’s interest in helping to bridge the gap between older and younger generations. They started Purpled Palm Press in 2018 in order to start adding work to the queer gamut they feel is missing particularly in relation to queer psychology and queer relationships. On their podcast, Queer Discourse with Lou Barrett, they get heady and silly with fellow queer people through discussions about queer lit. Lou is well aware of the barriers that queer people face and rather than dwelling on it, the inequality has fueled them to continue helping to create a better future.