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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:

In honor of Pride Month Callen's first book, My Queer Life will be available on Amazon for $9.99 throughout the month of June. Regular price is $12.99. To order follow this link: My Queer Life

Callen was interviewed on a segment on sexual assault by Leigh Mills on NBC 15 on May 30. To view it follow this link: Canopy Center provides services to victims of abuse

Callen was featured in an article on Broadly for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia on May 17. To read it follow this link: 50 Activists Fighting for LGBTQ Rights in 50 States

Planning continues for the next Paths to Healing conference, to be held on June 22. Keynote this year will be Corey Ingram. For more information and to register follow this link: Paths to Healing

Callen is also currently working on several upcoming speaking engagements and a radio interview. More information on these will be announced as details are finalized.

Finally, he is finishing up final revisions on his first novel, A Golden Secret, with an anticipated release either in late August or early September.


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 is the author of 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 250 posts on a variety of subjects, most recently an open letter to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell.
To go to Callen's Blog, A Single Bluebird, follow this link: A Single Bluebird

Follow Callen on his Facebook author page by following this link: Callen Harty, Author

Follow Callen on Twitter by following 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.
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At a reading at Milwaukee PrideFest. Photo by Brian Wild.

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


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 6/6/17