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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 has been invited to speak at an LGBT literature class at Madison College. The date of the engagement is still being determined, but it will be during the spring semester of 2018. He is also working on a training for a local organization, but nothing has been finalized yet.

A contract has to be signed yet, but Callen's play, Debs in Prison, will be produced by one of the theater groups in Madison for their 2018 season.

On December 6 Proud Theater will conduct a workshop for ninth graders at a Social Justice Summit at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The group is also committed to conduct a workshop for the Wisconsin chapter of the National Association of Mental Illness' annual conference on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

In addition, Proud Theater performed at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Saturday, November 11. Sponsored by River Falls PFLAG and the GSA at UW-River Falls. Check out River Falls PFLAG's Facebook notice about it here: Proud Theater at River Falls

Callen was the keynote speaker for the annual fall gala fundraiser for Bolton Refuge House in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Saturday, November 4. Bolton is the oldest domestic violence shelter in Wisconsin and now provides services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors for three counties in western Wisconsin--Eau Claire, Jackson, and Buffalo. To read the speech, follow this link: Bolton Refuge House Fall Gala speech.

On November 3 Callen sold a photo of a painted fiberglass cow in New Glarus, Wisconsin to Ecolab in Zurich, Switzerland, for use in one of their company newsletters.

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 first novel, A Golden Secret, is being readied for publication. No 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 more than 275 posts on a variety of subjects, most recently his keynote speech on surviving child sex abuse, a reminiscence on barbershops, and an open letter to Pope Francis.
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 2006-17, Callen Harty. For further information, please contact charty@tds.net.

Site last updated 12/03/17