John Medeiros
Writer
Involved with Intermedia Arts since: 2005
John Medeiros began writing at young age, exploring identity through poetry and prose. As co-curator of Intermedia Arts’ Queer Voices reading series, John’s ability to connect community, art, and issues has created a strong, safe, and supportive community of GLBT writers and audiences in the twin cities.

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ARTIST BIO

John Medeiros is a writer living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work has appeared in several journals, including Sport Literate, Water~Stone Review; Gulf Coast; Talking Stick; Willow Springs; Gents, Badboys and Barbarians; Evergreen Chronicles; Second Run; Hot Metal Press; Big Toe Review; Swell and Christopher Street.

Upcoming work will be featured in Second Run; and Text Wrestling, a college textbook for reading comprehension courses. He is the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board grant; a Jerome Foundation Grant for Emerging Writers; Gulf Coast's First Place Nonfiction Award (Wayne Koestenbaum, judge); and the AWP Intro Journals Project Award.

He received an MFA from Hamline University, in St. Paul, Minnesota, and his work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays of 2006. He is the curator of Queer Voices: A GLBT Reading Series, a reading series for queer writers presented by Intermedia Arts.

John believes that the power of art is that it asks people to put aside their own thoughts and think about new perspectives and ways to look at a particular issue. He believes that that is the beginning of social change.