HVWC is thrilled to present this poetry workshop for LGBTQIA+ youth! This one-day intensive is available by scholarship only. It will be capped at 25 students once we hit the limit. You can register below.
We’ll start our workshop with participants sharing a poem they love written by another poet. Each person that shares will be asked to identify 2-3 reasons why the poem makes their favorites list. (Please have a link to the poem ready to share with the group, and please test it before workshop to be sure you can access it easily.) Then we’ll transition into writing new poems based on prompts provided by the instructor. The prompts will be based off of poems by contemporary LGBTQIA+ and/or bada$$ women poets. Participants will have the option to share their drafts after each prompt.
This workshop will be held on Zoom.
Dustin Brookshire (he/him) is the author of the chapbooks Never Picked First For
Playtime (Harbor Editions, 2023), Love Most Of You Too
(Harbor Editions, 2021) and To The One Who Raped Me
(Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012). He is the co-editor of Let Me Say This: A Dolly Parton Poetry Anthology
(Madville Publishing, 2023), and the co-editor of a forthcoming forms anthology from Harbor Anthologies. His work has earned him both Pushcart and Best of the Net nominations and has been published in numerous publications and anthologized in Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men on their Muses
(Lethe Press, 2012) and The Queer South: LGBTQ Writes on the American South
(Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014). Dustin is the curator of the Wild & Precious Life Series
, founder/editor of Limp Wrist,
founding chapter president of the South Florida Poets (a chapter of the Florida State Poetry Association), program director for Reading Queer
, and a founding member of FLAWN (Florida Local Artist & Writers Network). Find him online at dustinbrookshire.com