Poetry and place-making workshops with Lydia Collins

October 5 - October 19, 2022

6:00 pm

Reflect and respond to place-making and identity through poetry.

CUAG invites you to a three-part series of virtual poetry workshops for young adults, led by the Montreal-based writer and sexual health educator Lydia Collins. 

We will gather online to discuss poems that address placemaking, language, home and identity. Participants will discuss readings in an open and friendly environment and receive prompts for writing and poetic responses.  

Week 1 / Wednesday 5 October: Migration and identity using Zapotec Crossers (or, Haiku I Write Post PTSD Nightmares) by Alan Pelaez Lopez 

Week 2 / Wednesday 12 October: Language and identity using I Lost My Talk by Rita Joe 

Week 3 / Wednesday 19 October: Placemaking and identity using The 17-Year-Old & the Gay Bar by Danez Smith 

Each session is hosted virtually (on Zoom) and is designed for ten young adults (folks in their teens and 20s). Each session is live captioned.

We invite you to register for any, or all, of the sessions. You will receive a $50 honorarium for each session that you attend.    

Please register here

Workshop leader

Lydia Collins is a writer and sexual health educator with a focus on HIV prevention in African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities and decolonial consent education. Lydia is the author of three self-published chapbooks of poetry. She released Angry. Black. Woman. in  2019, To Everyone We’ve Ever Been in  2020, and In Transit in  2021. 

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