Queer Creatives Retreat Intensive: The Queer Possibility in Writing for Ages 21+ (Zoom)

$275.00 Members
$275.00 Non-members

This Workshop is meant for ages 21+

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick writes about queerness as an “open mesh of possibilities, gaps, overlaps, dissonances and resonances, lapses and excesses of meaning.” In this intensive, we’ll spend time exploring these possibilities, digging into the gaps, peeling back the overlaps, and probing the dissonances that are available to us as queer writers, thinkers, and creatives.

We’ll do some close readings of excerpts from texts by queer writers and discuss queer theory and thought when it comes to broadening the creative process. While we’ll engage with other writers’ work, we’ll center our own practices through discussion, writing, and sharing. Through intentional engagement with queerness as practice, lens, subject, and form, we’ll transform how we as a group and as individuals consider our own work as part of an ever-expanding queer canon.

This workshop is part of the Queer Creatives Retreat and is open to writers of all genres and creatives of all types who identify as members of LGBTQIA+ communities. The Retreat is also open to folks who are questioning their gender or sexual orientation and are in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ communities. However, this workshop will specifically center the participants, so we ask that only those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community sign up for it. We will be diving deep into one another’s work, and that deep dive will require that everyone within the room is, in some way, a part of the community — though you need not be certain of your identity, nor need you be certain of how that identity manifests in your work. In large part, that is what we will be exploring!

Instructor: Helen Armstrong Learn More


Oct 14, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pmOct 15, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pmOct 16, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm