Events Calendar

01 Mar
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Event Type

Trainings & Workshops, Virtual

Topic

Arts & Culture, Humanities, Diversity, Campus & Community

Target Audience

Staff, Alumni, Faculty

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-our-o...

Group
Year of Creativity
University Unit
Center for Creativity
Hashtag

#InOurOwnWrite

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In Our Own Write: Creative Writing for LGBT Elders (ages 50+)

Pre-registration required: register here

Join writer Erik Schuckers from Pitt's Center for Creativity for this free virtual nine-week workshop for LGBT+ elders (ages 50+).

Through readings, guided writing prompts, and workshop discussions, learn how to share your experiences through poetry and short nonfiction.

We'll meet twice a week via the free Zoom platform to explore writing from memory, family and community, the body, and more, all from our unique perspectives as LGBT elders. Meetings will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m.

We'll read and discuss contemporary LGBT pieces, write and share our own original work, and have the chance to meet virtually with publishing LGBT writers.

At the end, you'll be able to share what you create through a collective reading and a limited edition chapbook to be distributed to all participants and archived in the University of Pittsburgh Library System.

This workshop is geared specifically toward those with little or no previous writing experience: beginners welcome! The only requirements are access to a computer and the desires to explore creative writing and connect with our community.

This program is made possible through a grant from the University of Pittsburgh's Year of Engagement. 

Monday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

More dates through April 28, 2021

Virtual Event

In Our Own Write: Creative Writing for LGBT Elders (ages 50+)

Pre-registration required: register here

Join writer Erik Schuckers from Pitt's Center for Creativity for this free virtual nine-week workshop for LGBT+ elders (ages 50+).

Through readings, guided writing prompts, and workshop discussions, learn how to share your experiences through poetry and short nonfiction.

We'll meet twice a week via the free Zoom platform to explore writing from memory, family and community, the body, and more, all from our unique perspectives as LGBT elders. Meetings will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m.

We'll read and discuss contemporary LGBT pieces, write and share our own original work, and have the chance to meet virtually with publishing LGBT writers.

At the end, you'll be able to share what you create through a collective reading and a limited edition chapbook to be distributed to all participants and archived in the University of Pittsburgh Library System.

This workshop is geared specifically toward those with little or no previous writing experience: beginners welcome! The only requirements are access to a computer and the desires to explore creative writing and connect with our community.

This program is made possible through a grant from the University of Pittsburgh's Year of Engagement. 

Monday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

More dates through April 28, 2021

Virtual Event

Target Audience

Staff, Alumni, Faculty

University Unit
Center for Creativity
Hashtag

#InOurOwnWrite

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