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Midsummer Poetry Camp

Midsummer Poetry Camp is a 6-week long writing intensive for Queer & Trans writers. Students will take part in weekly workshops via Zoom, with assignments & peer feedback due at each session & a class reading at the end of the session. Participants will have access to a full syllabus of resources & optional office hours throughout. Applications due June 20th Application forms here. *IPRC Workshops will be taking place via zoom through summer 2021. Instructor: jayy dodd Class sessions: 6 Wednesdays, June 30th – August 11th 4-6pm PST via zoom Cost: $120 Sliding scale and no-cost spots available Midsummer Poetry Camp is for writers 18+ For more info about summer youth programming, check out our Show:tell Camps

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Dovesong Labs Midsummer Poetry Camp

🚨 POETRY WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT! This summer, I’m teaching a 6-week poetry workshop for Black+Indigeneous Queer/Trans Writers (of Color)! Space is limited (15ppl max) Applications due JUNE 20th! Wednesdays June 30th – Aug 11th 4 PM PST Applications Due June 20th [See Application Link in Bio Here]

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Trystan Reese in Conversation With Andrew Solomon

When Trystan Reese was just a year into his relationship with Biff (now his husband), the couple learned that Biff’s niece and nephew were about to be removed from their home by Child Protective Services. Immediately, Trystan and Biff took in one-year-old Hailey and three-year-old Lucas, becoming caregivers overnight to two tiny survivors of abuse and neglect. From this surprising start, Trystan and Biff built a loving marriage and happy home — learning to parent on the job. They adopted Hailey and Lucas, and soon decided to grow their family biologically with a child that Trystan, who is transgender, would carry. Trystan’s groundbreaking pregnancy attracted media fanfare, and the family welcomed baby Leo in 2017. In How We Do Family: From Adoption to Trans Pregnancy,…

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Queer Bodies/Queer Forms: Leaving Behind the Retrograde w/ Cooper Lee Bombardier

Queer Bodies/Queer Forms: Leaving Behind the Retrograde A 6-week online workshop STARTS: May 23rd, 2021 COST: $350 (scholarships available – priority to queer/trans POC writers – click here to apply) Cooper Lee Bombardier says: “To me, queer is expansive, queer is hybrid, queer is taking what works and leaves behind the retrograde.” Yes, for many queer is also an identity but you don’t have to identify as queer to benefit from a look at queer forms, or attempting to queer your own work. We’ll look at work that might be considered queer in content as well as form, and will embark on multiple generative writing “experiments” where we try on the forms and constraints studied, enter into conversation with them, become inspired by them, apply them to our…

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Flash in the Pan Session Three

FLASH! In The Pan is a series of 10-day long creative writing workshops taught by jayy dodd with prompts, lessons, & guest talks. The third session will feature a guest talk from visiting writer Siaara Freeman. This series of workshops is for Queer/Trans* Black, Indigenous Writers / of Color. Each session has 20 seats max. The workshop will utilize, Google Groups, Google Meet, Drive, & Youtube Live. Facilitated by jayy dodd. Tuition for each workshop is $100, scholarships available. Apply here

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IPRC: Flash in the Pan Session Two

FLASH! In The Pan is a series of 10-day long creative writing workshops taught by jayy dodd with prompts, lessons, & guest talks. The second session will feature a guest talk from visiting writer Casey Rocheteau. This series of workshops is for Queer/Trans* Black, Indigenous Writers / of Color. Each session has 20 seats max. The workshop will utilize, Google Groups, Google Meet, Drive, & Youtube Live. Facilitated by jayy dodd. Tuition for each workshop is $100, scholarships available. Apply here

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IPRC: Flash in the Pan: Session One

FLASH! In The Pan is a series of 10-day long creative writing workshops taught by jayy dodd with prompts, lessons, & guest talks. The first session will feature a guest talk from visiting writer Rachel McKibbens. This series of workshops is for Queer/Trans* Black, Indigenous Writers / of Color. Each session has 20 seats max. The workshop will utilize, Google Groups, Google Meet, Drive, & Youtube Live. Facilitated by jayy dodd. Tuition for each workshop is $100, scholarships available. Apply here

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Julia Kaye in Conversation With Shena Wolf

My Life in Transition (Andrews McMeel) is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed autobiographical comics collection, Super Late Bloomer, documenting transgender artist Julia Kaye’s life post-transition. My Life in Transition is a story that’s not often told about trans lives: what happens beyond the early days of transition. Both deeply personal and widely relatable, this collection illustrates six months of Julia’s life as an out trans woman — about the beauty and pain of love and heartbreak, struggling to find support from bio family and the importance of chosen family, moments of dysphoria and misgendering, learning to lean on friends in times of need, and finding peace in the fact that life keeps moving forward. After the nerve-wracking, anxiety-ridden early transition period has ended and…

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Application Deadline: Flash in the Pan

FLASH! In The Pan is a series of 10-day long creative writing workshops with prompts, lessons, & guest talks from Rachel Mckibbens, Casey Rocheteau, & Siaara Freeman. This series of workshops is for Queer/Trans* Black, Indigenous Writers / of Color. Each session has 20 seats max. The workshop will utilize, Google Groups, Google Meet, Drive, & Youtube Live. Facilitated by jayy dodd. Tuition for each workshop is $100, scholarships available. Apply here Flash Sessions: Flash Session 1 w/ Rachel McKibbens (Feb. 19th – 28th) Flash Session 2 w/ Casey Rocheteau (March 12th – 21st) Flash Session 3 w/ Siaara Freeman (April 2nd – 11th)

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Borders and Beginnings: Creation and Revision

This class will focus on what makes a beginning a kind of border, and how a border can build an urgent and intimate relationship with the reader. Our generative workshop will engage with writing and writing exercises built by queer and trans writers of color. We will consider what makes our examples of great and special beginnings memorable, necessary, and unique, and then critically workshop your own first words, sentences, and paragraphs to carve out new beginnings. Eventually, this work will lead us to cross borders of style, genre, and place. You will leave this class with: New prompts, ideas, and readings Feedback on your writing (whether new or brought) Goals for your beginnings Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible to…

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