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Remote 3-Hour Workshop: Cecilia Caballero: Generative Workshop for Writers of Color
SATURDAY | April 15 | 12-3pm Eastern
Apr 15, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm$72.00 – $120.00
Generative Workshop for Writers of Color
In this generative poetry workshop, we will draw upon key concepts from Lama Rod Owens’ book Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger and Audre Lorde’s essay “The Uses of Anger” to explore the institutional and interpersonal impacts of love, rage, and healing through a BIPOC feminist and social justice framework. Then, we will apply this framework to analyze poems by Audre Lorde, June Jordan, and other BIPOC poets. Through mindfulness and generative self-reflective prompts, participants will learn about ways to skillfully respond to our anger, emotions, and vulnerabilities through poetry.
Ultimately, workshop participants will explore how the inner work of healing and embracing our anger as a response to racism can strengthen relationships with ourselves and our BIPOC communities through the tender and liberatory practice of poetics.
3 hours on Saturday | April 15th | Noon-3pm Eastern | $120 ($96 for Members)
All are welcome, space is limited. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
About the educator:
Based in Los Angeles, Cecilia Caballero, PhD, is a poet, creative nonfiction writer, lecturer of Ethnic Studies, and co-editor of the bestselling book, The Chicana Motherwork Anthology. Cecilia is an alum of workshops and fellowships with VONA, Macondo, Tin House, the Women’s National Book Association, and Roots. Wounds. Words. She also served as a 2022 Visiting Teaching Artist with the Poetry Foundation and she is a 2023 Aspen Words Emerging Writer Fellow. As a teaching artist, Cecilia’s goal is to cultivate more communal spaces of storytelling and social justice for BIPOC folks. Her prose and poetry have been published in Dryland, Raising Mothers, The Acentos Review, and elsewhere, and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart, Best of the Net, and Rhysling award. Cecilia is currently writing a memoir and a book of poetry. Find her on Twitter: @la_sangre_llama and Instagram: @bookworm_por_vida