Zaedryn Meade is a queer writer, classically trained in formal poetry but passionate about spoken word and aspiring to write fiction. Her work has previously been published in various literary magazines, she has produced two chapbooks, Covet (2002) and Valence: Fool’s Gold in the Shape of Poems (2005), and one CD, For the Record (2005). She recently co-wrote and performed with the group Girlstory in “Boxes and Boundaries” at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. She received bachelor’s degrees in both Social Change and Creative Writing, which she believes are actually the same thing, from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2004. Originally born in Juneau, Alaska, she is now living in New York City. More about her upcoming performances and publications is available on her website, at www.zaedryn.com. Zaedryn is a Girls Write Now mentor and has been teaching writing in various organizations including the Community Word Project in New York, and the Bent Writing Institute for queers in Seattle for the past four years.