Twig Deluje’ is a trans* identified fiction writer with a blue-collar, Midwestern/Ozarkian upbringing. A creative writing & queer literature instructor at SFCC, Deluje’ devotes his professional career to broadening the dialogue around the rural queer experience. His stories revolve around the topics of class, gender, and queer survival, while always finding a place for humor as part of that survival. Currently, Deluje’ resides in Madrid, New Mexico with his two beastly dogs. There he thrives as a ranch hand, throws hatchets in his free time, continues to work on his collection of short stories, and produces The Queer Country Roadshow.