This Saturday: The Queer Poetry Salon!
RSVP for a day of workshops and poetry readings from renowned LGBTQIA2s+ poets
The Queer Poetry Salon returns this Saturday, January 8th, with workshops and readings from two of the country's most renowned queer poets – Kenning Jean-Paul García and Jada Renée Allen. While this event is free and open to the public, you need to register through Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link. We’re thrilled to continue the Queer Poetry Salon into 2022, and hope to see you there this weekend!
About the Queer Poetry Salon:
The Equality Arizona Foundation and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University are partnering for quarterly readings with a diverse, world-class cast of queer poets. We aim to strengthen & grow queer culture in Arizona by bringing the world's great LGBTQIA2s+ poets to our communities.
Schedule of Events:
1:00-2:30 PM — online writing workshop led by the Queer Poetry Salon's featured poet, Kenning Jean-Paul García
3:00-4:30 PM — online writing workshop led by the Queer Poetry Salon's featured poet, Jada Allen
6:00-6:30 PM — online open mic featuring 4 workshop participants
6:30-7 PM — featured readings from Kenning Jean-Paul García and Jada Renée.
About the Authors:
Kenning Jean-Paul García is the author of OF: What Place Meant (2019) and Slow Living (2016), as well as the experimental/speculative epics ROBOT: The Waste Land Re-Imaged and Yawning on the Sands. Xe is a cronista, humorist, performer, and antipoet originally from Brooklyn, New York, but currently residing in Albany. Xe is also an editor for Rigorous.
Originally from Chicago, IL, Jada Renée is a Black trans femme who does many things. Namely, she is a writer who has received fellowships, scholarships, & support from Tin House, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, Community of Writers, & VONA, among others. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Jada’s work either appears or is forthcoming in The Academy of American Poets, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Verse, Virginia Quarterly Review, Wildness, & elsewhere. Currently, Jada lives upon U.S.-occupied Akimel O’odham, Piipaash, & Yavapai lands where she listens. In 2021, she self-published her chapbook From the Museum of Black Faggotry.