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We look forward to seeing you this September at &Now: Points of Convergence!
Registration is now open. Please visit Ticketspice to reserve your pass and order boxed lunches.
Complete conference details, including travel, accessibility, and technology information, can be found at the conference website: andnowfestival.com.
General Inquiries: andnowfestival2019@gmail.com.
Registration questions: iasinfo@uw.edu.


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Meliza Bañales

Los Angeles, CA
Meliza Bañales aka Missy Fuego is the author of three books and was a 2016 Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Best LGBT Debut Fiction for her novel Life Is Wonderful, People Are Terrific. She was a fixture in the spoken-word, slam, and Queer artist communities of the San Francisco Bay Area from the mid-90s until 2011. Her short films have been official selections at Frameline, OutFest, the Paris LGBT Film Festival, and she won the Jury Award at the Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival in 2011. She has served as Lecturer in the Literature Department at UC San Diego since 2015 and is working on a fourth book, a manifesto of survivorship. She lives in Los Angeles.