Classes

Periodically, we will be offering workshops, lectures, discussion groups, or other types of seminars. Most of these offerings will be virtual. Follow us on socials for announcements, and be sure to regularly check this page for updates containing all the glittery details.

February

Cupid’s Arrows: Returned to Sender
Instructors: Joan Kwon Glass and Fox Henry Frazier

In this one-night class, we will embrace heartbreak and empowerment by studying and writing erasure/blackout poems. Pop songs, magazine articles, and canonical love poems will serve as our potential source texts. Participants may also bring their own texts to use, if desired — and can also think creatively about what materials they want their erasure to incorporate. (Read: those old love letters from your ex? That tube of black lipstick he said made you look “like a goth chick from high school”? BRING ‘EM!) Rage, rage against Cupid’s insipid smile!

This single-session, generative, two-hour workshop will be offered on February 14th.
Reserve your space and register here.

March

Using Tarot To Shape Our Stories
Instructor: Hillary Leftwich

In this two-hour workshop, we’ll utilize Tarot to flush out the unnecessary elements in our writing and focus on the important aspects. We’ll draw cards together and explore what abstractions can be drawn from them. Then, we’ll learn Tarot spreads to help shape our story’s focus and set our intentions, thus pulling our pieces from abstraction into creation.

We’ll also engage with an automatic writing / spirit writing exercise focused on our memories and subconscious minds, and finish the class by producing image touchstones.

Beginner-level Tarot knowledge is recommended for this class, by which we mean you should have a basic working knowledge of whatever deck you will be bringing to use. If you prefer an Oracle deck to the Tarot, please feel free to bring that deck to use instead! Writers of all genres, backgrounds, and writing experience levels are welcome.

This single-session, generative, two-hour workshop will be offered twice:
Workshop 1: Sunday, March 26th
Workshop 2: Sunday, April 2nd

Reserve your space and register for Workshop 1 here.
Reserve your space and register for Workshop 2 here.

April

Howling Down What’s Mine: Femme Expressions of Rage in Poetry
Instructors: Jessica Walsh and Fox Henry Frazier

This single-session, two-hour, generative workshop will be co-taught by Jessica Walsh and Fox Henry Frazier. At our class meeting, we will discuss concepts of rage and outrage, and the potential powers of anger—particularly of female or femme expression—in poetry. Our guided discussion will draw on craft writing, essays, and lectures. During the latter portion of the class, we will sequentially offer several prompts drawn from favorite poetic works to help you generate your own writing that embraces all the rage! Pre-registration is required, as (small) reading packets will be sent out to participants in advance of the class meeting.

This single-session, generative, two-hour workshop will be offered on April 23rd.
Reserve your space and register here.