Virtual Workshops: Poems & Zines

Here are two new workshops that I will be hosting online in May and June. Check them out!

DIY Zine Making Workshop

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Date: Saturday, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (dates available in May and June)
Cost: $25
To register, please email me.

During this interactive workshop, you will learn the steps to take to create, publish, and distribute your own zine. Think of this as a crash course in DIY zine-making!¬†We will develop your zine’s mission statement, and do brainstorming exercises and activities that will help you plan the content for your zine.

Bring plenty of paper and a pen, markers, scissors, and glue (if available). You will be asked to bring three images that represent something important to you. We will start to create your zine during the workshop and work on designing your layout.

We will discuss how to develop strong personal essays that express your ideas and perspective. We will talk about best practices for conducting interviews with bands, artists, and activists, and practice developing interview questions that lead to great stories.

Words Have Power: Poetry Writing Workshop

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Date: Wednesday, May 13, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST or Wednesday, June 10, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: $25
Register here

Join us for a celebration of the power of social action poetry! We will draw inspiration from reading and discussion of poems by women of color who have used their words to fight for social justice, and create a poem of our own.

During this workshop, you will practice experimenting with voice, rhythm, and poetic form to develop a poem that communicates a social message, connects with readers, and tells a compelling story. You will also learn how to create a mini-zine to showcase your poem.

Class readings may include works by Joy Harjo, the current United States Poet Laureate; Suheir Hammad; June Jordan; Adrienne Rich; or Natalie Diaz, and participants will be provided with a suggested reading list for additional study.