Calvin Gimpelevich is an author and organizer based in the Pacific Northwest. He is the recipient of awards from Artist Trust, Jack Straw Cultural Center, and 4Culture, in addition to residencies through CODEX/Writer’s Block and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. A founding member of the Lion’s Main Art Collective for Queer and Trans Artists, Calvin has organized shows at venues and institutions throughout Seattle. His short story collection, Invasions, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award.