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

Latest News:

On April 12 Callen will speak at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He was invited by the Dean's Office to speak during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Date to be determined: Callen was invited to be a guest on a weekly radio program out of Los Angeles that is also broadcast nationally via the Internet/podcast. More details to be announced as they are finalized. Planning continues for the next Paths to Healing conference, to be held on June 22.
He is currently working on final revisions and still trying to determine the best title for his first novel.


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

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.
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

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 3/21/17