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Keynote Speaker , Program Schedule and Service Providers

Keynote Speaker: Lynette Reini-Grandel

Lynette is an award-winning poet, author, a multidisciplinary collaborative artist, and a professor. Author of 2023’s Wild Things: A Trans-Glam-Punk-Rock Love Story (Minnesota Historical Society Press) she has also penned two books of poetry, Wild Verge and Approaching the Gate (Holy Cow! Press). She is a professor of English and creative writing at Normandale Community College and teaches at The Loft literary center. She holds a BA in English from Carleton College and a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Minnesota. She produces and co-hosts "Write on the Radio" on KFAI, interviewing local and national writers about their work. The story of her marriage to Venus DeMars is highlighted in Venus of Mars, a feature-length documentary (2004) by Emily Goldberg that has toured film festivals around the world. Lynette and Venus live in Minneapolis on the ancestral homeland of the Dakota people.

Wild Things: A Trans-Glam-Punk-Rock Love Story is Lynette’s 2023 memoir exploring her marriage to Minneapolis-based transgender musician, visual artist, writer, activist and performer Venus de Mars during the 1990’s and early 2000’s. The couple has been married for over 40 years.


Program Schedule

In addition to scheduled events the following are available:

Walk the Labyrinth - map available

Massage - schedule at the check in table - Health Center (extra payment required)

Barbie Transformations - Rotary cabin kitchen

Games - Rotary cabin dining room

Service Providers Will Be Added When Identified

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