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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…

Reading Queer Presents “Anything Else Under Heaven: A Writing Workshop” with poet Mia S. Willis

Reading Queer Presents “Anything Else Under Heaven: A Writing Workshop” with poet Mia S. Willis

RSVP HERE Description: Poetry frequently offers glimpses of Black and queer joy in times of societal turmoil and uncertainty. As Black creators become increasingly essential to local and national movements for change, participants in this workshop will encounter the bop poetry form created by Afaa Michael Weaver at the Cave Canem…

Paris Is Still Burning: A Kick Off Event Featuring Queer Poets

Paris Is Still Burning: A Kick Off Event Featuring Queer Poets

Friday June 26th @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT | RSVP HERE The Candela Literary Pride Festival opens on the hot and sultry virtual carpet with PARIS IS STILL BURNING, a reading featuring queer poets voicing work born out of protest and the queer experience. Virtual doors open at 7:30…