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FREE | Liberation Through Poetry with Gabe Calderón

November 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Free
Liberation Through Poetry with Gabe Calderón
Join us in finding creative ways to express ourselves using writing as a liberation tool, a weapon, an escape, and a place of belonging!

About this event

Workshop Description:

Utilizing fun writing prompts, we will be using the written word to create worlds and weave stories. Want to try something new? Feeling writer’s block? Need advice on something you’re trying to write? This workshop will dive into creative ways in which we can express ourselves using writing as a liberation tool, a weapon, an escape, and a place of belonging. Participants will have the opportunity to share as well as ask questions on plot building, character development, editing, and publishing.

No previous writing experience is necessary.

Gabe Calderón (they/them, kiin/wiin) is nij-manidowag & îhkwew (two spirit/trans), queer and Mi’kmaq/L’nu, Algonquin/Omamiwinini, Scottish and French Canadian thriving with disAbilities and neurodivergence. They currently live in Treaty 6 territory’s Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton) as an author, poet, mixed media artist, activist and educator. Gabe has achieved several literary and poetry awards, namely a Lambda Literary Award 2021, an Indigenous Arts and Stories from the Governor General’s Awards in 2019 and 2nd place at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Work 2019. Most notably known as the author of: Andwànikàdjigan in the anthology: Love After the End published by Arsenal Pulp Press and the poetry chapbook: Noojimo’ nishki’ biijina published by Moon Jelly House. Gabe single handedly launched their organization, Mokinan Consulting, with over 12 years of workshop education experience, which strives to empower, decolonize and educate.

Venue

Virtual Event

Organizer

Confederation College’s Art Hive
Phone:
1 (800) 465-5493
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