Writing the Rainbow with the Sun: A Queer Poetry Slam Writing Workshop
Saturday, October 28, 2023
12 PM to 3 PM EST (one 3 hour session)
Workshop participants will look at Shuntaro Tanikawa’s poem, Growth, to jump start the flow of our chronological life moments of fear and courage. We will share our personal stories and create a timeline of our up-against-the-wall moments – and victories. Using improvisation, we will connect with each other through mirrored movements and explore secrets in a safe and nurturing environment, share our memories in “story nuggets” or “story-haiku,” and empower our queerness through the spoken word. Elements of performance will also be addressed.
Be prepared to move and write and bring a packet of your emotional colors. This workshop is for both the novice writer and for the advanced performance poet: all levels are welcome.