QuIP: An Anthology of Young Queer Writing

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QuIP: An Anthology of Young Queer Writing


QuIP (Queers in Print) is an anthology of writing by young queer authors. Through a series of five workshops, seven teenagers from the Bay Area constructed a community of art, acceptance, and revolutionary empathy through writing.

Praise for QuIP

“‘Queer’ is a word with many meanings. It can be used as a derogatory slur or a symbol of pride; it is a word that encompasses anything different, odd, or unusual. In the anthology QuIP, published by Nomadic Press, six young writers take on the meaning of queerness in all its forms and explore the ways in which their own identities have been shaped by their queerness. QuIP  is a compilation of writing done by Oliver Terry, Fiona Deane-Grundman, Charlie Thomas, Leila Mottley, Sunari Weaver-Anderson, and Zeke Gerwein during a month of exploration with teachers and poets Janae Johnson and Sarah O’Neal in which they drew inspiration from the Oakland Museum of California, the Morcom Rose Garden, the GLBT History Museum, and each other’s shared stories. The result is raw, personal, and unapologetically queer: each writer tackles the experiences that have made them feel different or abnormal, yet the anthology brims with hope and promise. From Charlie’s poem about the ways in which his gender identity is a form of rebellion, to Leila’s prose-poem about her connection with her grandmother, to Zeke’s short story about their roots in the Jewish community, each writer thoughtfully delves into their own histories and the histories of queerness in a way that asserts the power of young voices while still appreciating broader struggles of race, gender and sexuality, and class. The anthology is also a tribute to Oakland and the places in the Bay Area that have shaped our realities: for Oliver, it is the 51B bus, and for Leila, it is MacArthur Boulevard. In its essence, QuIP artful, hopeful, and true.”

Publication Details

All of our books are printed locally in Oakland, CA. We strongly believe in supporting local publishers and local printers.

May 2018 • 5.5 x 7.5 • 70 pp. • Trade Paper

ISBN: 978-1-7323340-0-7

Cover and spot illustrations by Arthur Johnstone

Interior and cover design by Britta Fithian-Zurn

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