ARTIVIST. EDUCATOR. Liz Demi Green is an artivist: a queer writer, performer, college educator, and mental health advocate living in Oakland, California. Her work has been published on The Body is Not an Apology webzine, in Sinister Wisdom, Foglifter, Sparkle and Blink, on truth-out.org and elsewhere. She has featured at dozens of reading series, slams, showcases, and workshops in schools, colleges, and open mics locally and across the country. She was on two national slam teams in 2004 and 2005. As a playwright and writer/performer, she has had her work performed at multiple local and national theater festivals including the National Queer Arts Festival three times as well as the San Francisco Fringe Festival. She received her BA from Vassar College and her MFA from Mills College in Creative Writing. She was a 2010 Lambda Literary Fellow in Fiction. She attended Tin House Writers’ Workshop in 2012 and was a Catwalk Artist in Residence in 2013. Liz is a long-time advocate of radical, critical pedagogy and applies this to her classrooms and her theater work. She is Assistant Professor of English at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, California where she teaches composition, Creative Writing, and LGBTQ+ Literature. She was an active member of The Icarus Project from 2009-2011 and has presented with Youth in Mind and the California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth. Liz writes poetry, plays, fiction and non-fiction, and when she writes fiction, it is typically of the speculative variety. She was waitlisted for the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop in 2018.
She is Assistant Professor of English at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, California.