Bring a medical record or other document (ideally in digital form) that you would like to interrogate for this conversation on how we can use documents as sites of inquiry. We will read together legal and medical documents in poetry from Seema Yasmin, Reginald Dwayne Betts, and others to talk about what the document reveals, what it hides, and how we can challenge through preservation and transformation.
Date: May 7, 2023 (Sunday), 12-2PM EST
*While the course will be added to your library immediately after purchase, the Zoom Link and Materials will be unlocked on the day of the session.
This session includes:
- Live lecture on the topic
- Q&A section
- Small group breakout session/workshop
- In-class writing exercises
- Takeaway/downloadable writing prompts
- Takeaway/downloadable suggested reading list
**Because TSP is not a big organization and the payment system we use charges a fee per purchase, we generally do not offer refunds once enrolled, so please consider carefully whether you would like to participate. If there is an extreme circumstance that requires you to drop out of the program, we may be able to offer credit towards future projects, assessed case-by-case.
About the Mentor:
Dr. Raina J. León is an Afro-Latina writer and author of black god mother this body (Black Freighter Press, 2022), a hybrid text (lyric essay, poetry, visual art, and augmented reality) that explores black feminism, mothering, and resistance. She has written five other poetry books. She is a full professor of English Education at Saint Mary’s College of California and founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online journal of Latinx arts.