Callen Harty

Election Day Peace
Promises to Keep
Recall Reality
On the Evils of Contraception
Homeless in the Heartland
One Million, Very Strong
A Day of Unarmed Truth
Separation of Church and Hate
Reflections on the Year of Protests
My Elusive Peace
The Capitol Tree
I Have a Job and a Life, and Still Find Time To Protest
Signs of Resistance

Originally from Shullsburg, Wisconsin Callen Harty is the author of
more than 20 plays and 50 monologues that have been produced.  Most of
his plays have been produced at Broom Street Theater in Madison, where
he has been an actor, writer, and director since 1983.  He served as
the Artistic Director from 2005-2010.  Monologues that he wrote for
the Wisconsin Veterans’ Museum won him awards from the Wisconsin
Historical Society and the American Association of State and Local

He has also had essays, poems, articles, and photographs published in
newspapers and magazines around the country and has taken the top
prize in several photo contests.  He has written several essays for
both Forward Seeking and Life After Hate.  His book, My Queer Life, a
collection of thirty years worth of writing, will be published in 2012
by Life After Hate.

In addition to his writing and theater work Callen has been a
community activist for many years.  He was the co-founder of
UW-Madison’s 10% Society and of Proud Theater, for which he served as
Artistic Director its first five years.  In 2003 he won OutReach’s Man
of the Year award for his queer community activism.  He has been
invited to speak before many community groups and has emceed several
events.  In the last year he has been active in the Wisconsin

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