th November 2017
Our Queer Identities
This joint workshop, led by Durham alum and Squad grad Katie Byford, aims to create a relaxed atmosphere in which queer people can explore identity and creative expression through discussion and writing exercises. The evening will look at the works of three important queer writers: Andrea Gibson, Audre Lorde and Reinaldo Arenas.
The workshop will comprise a brief introduction to each poet, a look at one their works, and a discussion. After each discussion will follow a short writing exercise, using prompts and challenges inspired by the poetry discussed; participants should feel welcome to share their ‘quick sketches’ with the group, and to support their peers with questions and observations.
The aim of the workshop is to create a supportive space for reflection and creativity while being constructive for those who want practice developing their poetic voice.
[This event has been co-organised with Katie Byford by Durham Intersectional Feminism Society, Durham University English Literature Society [DUELS] and Durham University Creative Writing Societ and supported by Durham Trans Campaign as part of the celebration for Trans Awareness Week].