Beyond the Pure: Queer Voices
curated and hosted by Andrea Jenkins & John Medeiros
September 25, 2012 | December 18, 2012 | February 26, 2013 | April 23, 2013 | June 25, 2013
All readings begin at 7PM
$5 Suggested Donation Supports the Series!
Ellen (Ellie) Krug holds degrees from Coe College and Boston College Law School. She practiced law in Massachusetts and Iowa, and at one time founded and oversaw a law firm specializing in trial work. She has more than 100 trials to her credit. In 2009, Ellie transitioned from male to female. She then became the only Iowa attorney, and one of the few nationally, to try jury cases in separate genders. She is a frequent speaker on the life lessons learned as she traveled on her “gender journey.” Ellie presently works as the executive director of “Call for Justice, LLC,” a nonprofit that works to connect low and moderate-income people with legal resources in the Twin Cities. Ellie lives in Minneapolis, where she is a freelance writer for two publications, including Lavender Magazine. Her memoir, Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change (Stepladder Press), was published in February 2013. Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-360-1692.
Melanie Hoffert is the author of "Prairie Silence: A Memoir" (Beacon Press, 2013). She grew up on a farm near Wyndmere, North Dakota, where she spent her childhood wandering gravel roads and listening to farmers at church potlucks. Her work has been published in several literary journals, and she holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University. Melanie lives in Minneapolis and works for Teach For America.