Writing in Color Craft Class: Must Heard About Me, Must Not

$25.00 Members
$35.00 Non-members

Join visiting author, Julian Randall, as he leads us through a poetry craft class. Drawing on the works of Cardi B, Jayne Cortez, DMX, and Nabila Lovelace this generative workshop looks to sharpen how we deploy sound in our poems. By what path do certain words become portals? How can we use utterance as a tool to affect tempo in a poem? Workshop participants will leave with a stronger sound toolkit and a drafted poem navigating these questions. This class is open to writers of all genres who also identify as people of color or from the LGBTQIA+ community.

Julian Randall is a Living Queer Black poet from Chicago. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem, CantoMundo, Callaloo, BOAAT, and the Watering Hole. Randall is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. He is the winner of the 2019 Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award from the Publishing Triangle. His poetry has been published in New York Times Magazine, Ploughshares, and POETRY and anthologized in The Breakbeat Poets Vol.4, Nepantla and Furious Flower. He has essays in Vibe, Black Nerd Problems, and other venues. He holds an MFA in Poetry from Ole Miss. His first book of poetry, Refuse (Pitt, Fall 2018), is the winner of the 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2019 NAACP Image Award in Poetry. He talks a lot about poems and other things on Twitter at @JulianThePoet.

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Aug 03, 2021 12:30pm - 2:00pm