This course by Queer Bodies was developed with the hope of building a dedicated cohort of queer writers in the North West, in response to the inaccessibility of some higher education programs.
The course is suitable for folks interested in challenging and strengthening their practice, learning critical theory and gaining valuable feedback in a safe environment.
Participants should be open to collaboration, compassion, and have a passion for / interest in writing / exploring / reading / presenting and publishing poetry, individually and in group settings.
They especially encourage applications from queer, nb, trans, poc, disabled, and older writers.
This course will involve once weekly poetry workshop series over 12 weeks, facilitated by Day Mattar and Brendan Curtis (Workshops will generally be carried out via Zoom depending on government guidelines and their own collective sense of safety).
You will develop a body of experimental work, and be encouraged to contribute to the collective pamphlet: QUEER BODIES I, reading at an exhibition as part of Homotopia Festival 2020
They aim for the course to be as accessible as possible, and may be able to cover train tickets (bought in advance).
To help cover the cost of other participants’ access, travel, and our guest poets / workshop leaders, they are requesting a donation of 20-50, based on your means and income.
Apply here: https://bit.ly/3f6gDVp
Please complete your form by the deadline of the 14th August at the latest.
They aim to get back to you by the 15th-16th August.