Summer series

Knee Brace Press’ summer series will take place over June, July, and August. Each month, we will feature panels of folks creating work about chronic conditions, disabilities, mental health, and/or neurodivergence.

Summer 2023

Join us on Thursday, June 15 at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST for a virtual panel about queer characters with chronic conditions, featuring authors Emme Lund, Rasheed Newson, and Jamieson Wolf. Register on EventBrite.

Queer characters and chronic conditions

Emme Lund is an author living and writing in Portland, Oregon. She has an MFA from Mills College. Her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Time, The Rumpus, Autostraddle, and many more. In 2019, she was awarded an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship in Fiction. The Boy with a Bird in His Chest is her first novel.

Rasheed Newson is an author, a television drama writer, an executive producer, and a showrunner. My Government Means to Kill Me is his debut novel. Rasheed – along with his television writing partner, T.J. Brady – is a co-developer and executive producer of the drama series Bel-Air. Together, Rasheed and T.J. have worked on The Hundred, The Chi, and Narcos, among other drama series.

Jamieson Wolf is a number one best selling author and artist. He writes in many different genres. He lives in Ottawa Ontario Canada with his husband Michael and their cat Anakin, who they swear has Jedi powers. Learn more at

Join us on Tuesday, July 18 at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST for a virtual panel about horror and mental health, featuring authors Britney S. Lewis, L. Marie Wood, and Camri Kohler. Registration link to come.

On horror and mental health: Britney Lewis, author of The Undead Truth of Us, strongly supports We Need Diverse Books and is an avid follower of #DVpit and #BVM. When she isn’t daydreaming about new stories, Britney can be found binge-watching TV shows with her husband and her pup or practicing West Coast Swing. She lives in Kansas City. L. Marie Wood is an award-winning dark fiction author, screenwriter, and poet . She won the Golden Stake Award for her novel The Promise Keeper. She is a MICO Award nominated screenwriter and has won Best Horror, Best Action, Best Afrofuturism/Horror/Sci-Fi, and Best Short Screenplay awards in both national and international film festivals. Raised by a welder and a Jack Mormon in the small town of Wallsburg, Camri Kohler worked her way to the grid city, Salt Lake. Camri earned her BA in English from the University of Utah before completing her MLIS at the University of Illinois. Camri is an archivist at PBS and spends her free time with her partner, her dogs, or her tomatoes. She is a thirty-year-old mess of unresolved issues which provide inspiration for her writing.

Join us on Wednesday, August 16 at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST for a virtual panel about writing essays and memoir about chronic conditions, featuring authors Mugabi Byenkya, Teona Studmire, and Paula Kamen. Registration link to come.