During our time together, we’ll read some pieces resplendent in their brevity (thank you, Dinty Moore), talk about what makes them great flash – or not, and spend some time crafting mad flashes of our own.
The Inherent Queerness of the Lyric Essay with Julie Marie Wade
In this workshop, we’ll explore the lyric essay as a genre of wish and risk using (as a guide) texts by four contemporary queer practitioners: Chen Chen, Bernard Cooper, Jaquira Diaz, and Dawn Lundy Martin. As we read together, we’ll identify the invitations, permissions, and prompts these lyric essayists have extended to us and begin writing under their influence.
Awareness is a Time Machine: A Collaborative Writing Workshop
Take a deep breath and travel in time all while never leaving your chair with Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs. Get tickets here. Workshop Description: “Time isn’t the main thing,” said Miles Davis. “It’s the only thing.” It’s our most precious resource—while everyone can use it, no one can keep…
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
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,…
Villanelles! Villanelles! Villanelles!: A Villanelle Workshop!
Join poets Beth Gylys and Dustin Brookshire for, yes, you guessed it, a villanelle workshop.
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…
Hometown Verse: Workshop by Gustavo Hernandez
Physical space can be an important, sometimes defining, aspect of a poet’s work. Participants will explore how a sharp, specific focus on geography…
RE-VISION: Seeing Again with
Don’t kill your literary darlings. Resurrect and revise them. Get tickets here.
Ekphrasis: Writing What You See Workshop led by Caridad Moro-Gronlier
Generate new ekphrastic poems in this LGBTQ-friendly creative writing workshop.