This Saturday, October 9th, 2021, the Queer Poetry Salon will launch a third season by featuring poetry workshops, an open mic, and a featured reading from poets Jada Renee and Raquel Gutierrez. The Queer Poetry Salon is a collaborative project between Equality Arizona and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.
“The Queer Poetry Salon is a groundbreaking program that has become a place of hope and community from LGBTQ+ people in Arizona and around the country during the pandemic,” said Michael Soto, Executive Director of Equality Arizona. “We are grateful for the continuing partnership of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing because together we have been able to reach more poets and more community members during this challenging time,” concluded Mr. Soto.
“Poetry is in many ways about creating possibility in the world – which is more important than ever today. The Queer Poetry Salon is an opportunity to build community with people who are deeply invested in creating new possibility in the world,” said Tanner Menard, Program Manager and creator of the Queer Poetry Salon. “This season the Queer Poetry Salon will be new and expanded. It will include community-oriented workshops, open mics, and readings from prominent LGBTQ+ poets,” concluded Mx. Menard.
On October 9th the Queer Poetry Salon will begin with workshops at 1pm and 3pm, an open mic at 6pm, and the featured readings at 6:30pm. Anyone who would like to attend can do so by registering here.