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Callen Harty is a writer, public speaker, and activist based in Monona, Wisconsin.

Callen Harty. Photo taken for an article in Our Lives Magazine--Photo by Melody Harrison Hanson. Used with permission.



Latest News:

Callen was just informed that his poem, Mo(u)rning in America, will be published in the 2019 Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets annual calendar.

A few paragraphs of Callen's writing are included in a new book, With One Shot: Family Murder and a Search for Justice, by Dorothy Marcic. To check it out, follow this link: With One Shot. The book will be released in late March.

Callen's play, Debs in Prison, will be produced by one of the theater groups in Madison for their 2018 season.

Proud Theater will conduct a workshop for the Wisconsin chapter of the National Association of Mental Illness' annual conference on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Callen will lead a breakout session at this year's Paths to Healing conference on Friday, June 22, in Madison, Wisconsin. It is an annual conference on child sex abuse survival with a focus on male survivors. Callen read, answered questions, and had a lively discussion with the Madison College LGBT literature class on January 23.

A media page was added to this site, featuring interviews and articles on Callen and his work. Follow the link above or at the bottom of the page to check it out.

Finally, his next book, A Golden Secret, is being edited another time. While it started as a novel, it became a memoir because of the nature of the story. No release date has been set yet.

Callen's newest book is Invisible Boy, an autobiographical play on surviving child sex abuse, finding oneself, and finding forgiveness.

To order Invisible Boy follow this link: Invisible Boy

"Written simply and with shattering honesty, Empty Playground is a compelling read, and surprisingly uplifting."--Bill Lueders, The Isthmus, Jan. 21, 2016

Callen's second book is Empty Playground: A Survivor's Story. It is a true story of surviving childhood sex abuse in a small town in southwestern Wisconsin. Foreword by Dr. David Lisak.

To order Empty Playground: A Survivor's Story follow this link: Empty Playground: A Survivor's Story

Callen's first book is My Queer Life, a collection of essays, poems, scenes from plays, speeches, and other writings detailing more than thirty years as a queer community activist.

To order My Queer Life follow this link: My Queer Life

Callen's blog, A Single Bluebird, gets about 10,000 views a year. There are nearly 300 posts on a variety of subjects, most recently an open letter to Representative Paul Ryan on guns, a poem on mortality and immortality, and an essay on Donald Trump and racism.
To go to Callen's Blog, A Single Bluebird, follow this link: A Single Bluebird

Over 700 others are following Callen on his Facebook author page. To join them, click on this link: Callen Harty, Author

Follow Callen on Twitter by clicking this link: @CallenHarty

On Goodreads you can follow him here: Callen's Goodreads author page

If you are a Kindle Unlimited user you can read My Queer Life and Empty Playground: A Survivor's Story free of charge.
You can also support local businesses by ordering all three of his books through your favorite bookstore.

At a reading at Milwaukee PrideFest. Photo by Brian Wild.

Click on the photo above to go to Callen's biography page.

Holding a copy of the play Invisible Boy.

Click on the photo above to go to Callen's media page for articles and interviews.

For book readings/signings, speaking engagements, or for any other reason Callen may be contacted at the e-mail below.

All material on this and other web pages within this website are copyright 2006-18, Callen Harty. For further information, please contact charty@tds.net.

Site last updated 02/26/18