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Defying Categorization: Writing Short Forms with Jennifer Maritza McCauley 

Defying Categorization: Writing Short Forms with Jennifer Maritza McCauley 

Discover how short works can defy categorization and ignite the imagination with Jennifer Maritza McCauley. About this event Workshop Description: Alan Ziegler, editor of the Short anthology, says that “short prose writers have subverted…terminology…” In this generative workshop participants will experiment with short-form fiction. They’ll discover how short works can defy…

Lusting for Lists: A Poetry/Hybrid Workshop

Lusting for Lists: A Poetry/Hybrid Workshop

Burrow into familiar vessels and queer them from the inside out with Jubi Arriola-Headley. About this event Workshop Description: There are probably a billion ways for us queers to write ourselves into the world; one of them is to burrow into familiar vessels and queer them from the inside out. And,…

Writing Desire through Poetry: “Await What the Stars will Bring.”

Writing Desire through Poetry: “Await What the Stars will Bring.”

Clayre Benzadón leads you on a journey through desire as inspiration for generating poems that sing. About this event Workshop Description: Desire is a core element of poetry (as well as that of queerness). Without it, most of the time, poems either fall flat or lose their element of urgency. In…

Mimosas & Mocktails: A Poetry Open Mic

Mimosas & Mocktails: A Poetry Open Mic

Event Description: Reading Queer kicks off a new year of programming with Mimosas & Mocktails: A Poetry Open Mic featuring Caridad Moro-Gronlier. Join us from 1-2:30pm (EST) on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Those wishing to read in the open mic will need to sign up on Eventbrite. By registering for…

Expansion and Distillation: A Generative Writing Workshop with Andrea Cohen

Expansion and Distillation: A Generative Writing Workshop with Andrea Cohen

About this Event Description: We’ll look at ways to simplify and add complexity to poems, leaving a door open for mystery and surprise. We’ll discuss a narrative poem and a lyric one, and do a short in-class exercise. Get tickets here. About Andre Cohen: Andrea Cohen’s poems and stories have appeared in…

Queering the Opening: Generative Workshop led by Paul Lisicky

Queering the Opening: Generative Workshop led by Paul Lisicky

This writing workshop shows writers how to snag the reader’s attention and build tension from the first (few) sentences. Get tickets. Workshop Description: How to involve the reader from the first sentence—or at least the first few? How to imply tension and trouble without giving the whole narrative away? We’ll think…

Inviting the Subconscious: Generative Workshop Led by Julie E. Bloemeke

Inviting the Subconscious: Generative Workshop Led by Julie E. Bloemeke

Enter the subconscious and activate your creativity with author Julie E. Bloemeke. Get Tickets. About this Event Workshop Description: Compelled by the connection between the subconscious and the poem draft? Looking to tap into image and dream as a means of generating new material? Curious by what a past self might…