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Poetry Workshop With FreeQuency


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Where: Student Union Den

When: April 6 from 2:00-3:00

This is a FREE event and is open to UAA students

What: Writing, of all styles and skill levels saves lives regardless of whether those writing identify as writers. This workshop explores how trauma and grief are socialized to silence us and how writing and speaking out through writing reclaims voices, bodies, spaces and histories on both a personal and political scale. This exploratory workshop asks people to sit in conversation with how they use their writing and how writing can be a transformative process for anyone who picks up a tool and is ready for what can possibly be unearthed. In contrast to ‘poetry as protest’ which is often necessarily a more public endeavor, this workshop explores ‘poetry as a process’ for engaging with the self (including past and future selves) and as a means of healing the individual and community, and challenging society in the process, regardless of whether one identifies as or becomes “a writer”. As Maya Angelou says, “even if your work doesn’t resonate with others, it is still worth writing. And that in itself, is what is important.”