Write Brain: Writing LGTBQIA2S+ with David R. Slayton

Jul 19, 2022 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

As writers, we tend to do a lot of research to ensure that our characters come across as authentic, genuine, and accurate. The reality is the diversity of humans can be confusing especially when it comes to gender and the modern terms to describe them. Want to avoid cliches? How do you make characters that are different from your own gender come to life on the page? David will answer these questions and a whole lot more.

David R. Slayton, author of The Adam Binder Novels, White Trash Warlock, Trailer Park Trickster, and Deadbeat Druid (available for preorder and due out October 2022), will discuss writing gender-diverse characters in this info-packed two-hour workshop.

David is a veteran presenter at writing events and in schools. He has appeared on panels at Denver Pop Culture Con, he has taught at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, the League of Utah Quills Conference, and the Seymour Agency Winter Retreat.

Get ready to assimilate a whole lot of great information!

Stay tuned for the registration link for this event, coming soon!

Faculty

David Slayton

David Slayton

David R. Slayton grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where finding fantasy novels was pretty challenging and finding fantasy novels with diverse characters was downright impossible. Now he lives in Denver, Colorado and writes the books he always wanted to read.

David’s debut, White Trash Warlock, was published in October 2020 by Blackstone Publishing and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Book two in the series, Trailer Park Trickster was released in October 2021. Book three, Deadbeat Druid, will be released in October 2022.

He is represented by the Seymour Agency.

In addition to writing, David is a regular presenter and speaker on writing. He has appeared on panels at Fan Expo Denver and taught workshops at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, the League of Utah Writers Quills Conference, and the Seymour Agency Winter Retreat. He also regularly speaks to library, college, and high school audiences.