Ellen Orleans is the author of five books of queer humor and social
satire, including The Butches of Madison County, which won the mildly-coveted
1996 Lambda Literary Award. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post,
Girl Jock Magazine, Wilma Loves Betty (Alyson Press, 1999), Reinventing
Community (Fulcrum, 2006) and many other anthologies.
Ellen's poems and short stories have recently been published in Ensemble Jourine:
Hybrid Writing by Women. Her award-winning play, God, Guilt, and Gefilte Fish,
was produced in 1997. In 2005, she was awarded grants to fund her performance
piece O-8: My Visit with a Nuclear Missile, and her teen writing workshops. In
addition to private classes, Ellen has taught at Naropa University, The University of
Colorado, Upward Bound, and Boulder Mountain Parks. She's currently working
on her third novel, Measuring Up and a non-fiction collection, Trail Head,
Confessions of an Outdoor Geek.