We know how difficult it is to keep yourself accountable for the work you produce; therefore, we’ve designed this generative workshop to do just that. In this workshop, writers will write side by side, encourage one another with affirmations and prompts on social change and across genre and literary forms with core inspiration readings coming from contemporary queer and BIPOC writers. Each attendee will be paired or grouped with an accountability partner within the session for continued writing and have access to 30 weeks worth of daily prompts.
Date: April 2, 2023 (Sunday), 5-6:30PM 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
- Accountability Partner
- Prompt Bundle
The bundle includes:
- Prompts with recommended reading/watching/listening lists
- Prompts that take inspiration from the work of June Jordan, Melvin Dixon, Marsha P. Johnson, Aurora Levins Morales, Camille Dungy, Octavia Butler, Natasha Marin, Regie Cabico, Pamela K. Santos, Barbara Jane Reyes, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Shin Yu Pai and more
- Prompts that will help you start off that artist statement and grant application that you never got to write while providing guiding questions, resources, and samples
- Prompts that invite you to dance and play
**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.