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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…

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…