July 2, 2020
About this Event
***VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: This workshop will take place on Zoom.***
Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
11 AM – 1:30 PM EDT (2.5 hours)
TUITION: Sliding Scale $50-$75
How do we create work that is deeply personal but is intended to be political? Join us for a unique virtual poetry intensive with powerhouse, world-renowned LGBTQ poet and spoken-word artist Staceyann Chin whose book, Crossfire: A Litany for Survival collects Chin’s empowering, feminist-LGBTQ-Caribbean, activist-driven poetry for the first time in a single collection.
There is an application process for this workshop. If you are accepted, register here through Eventbrite.
The original workshop will be adapted so that writers can write about their current positioning during the pandemic. Each accepted student will be asked to bring one poem to workshop.
STACEYANN CHIN is a poet, actor, and performing artist. She is the author of the new poetry collection Crossfire: A Litany For Survival the critically acclaimed memoir The Other Side of Paradise cowriter and original performer in the Tony Award-winning Def Poetry Jam on Broadway and author of the one-woman shows Hands Afire Unspeakable Things, Border/Clash, and MotherStruck. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and 60 Minutes, and her poetry has been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post. She proudly identifies as Caribbean, Black, Asian, lesbian, a woman, and a resident of New York City, as well as a Jamaican national.
This event is part of national Poetry Coalition programming and is supported by the Academy of American Poets with funds from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.