July 1, 2020 - 6pm PST

Heavy Hitters July: Carlos Andrés Gómez

Carlos Andrés Gómez is a Colombian American poet from New York City and the author of Fractures (University of Wisconsin Press, 2020), selected by Natasha Trethewey as the winner of the 2020 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry. A star of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and Spike Lee’s Inside Man with Denzel Washington, Carlos is a two-time International Poetry Slam Champion and the winner of the 2018 Atlanta Review International Poetry Prize.

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Writing Through: Storytelling toward Social Justice

This writing workshop will challenge participants to use personal experience as a means of grappling with social inequity and exclusion: whether it be as a means of identifying and bearing witness to examples of discrimination (interpersonal or systemic) or providing an opportunity to examine instances of being complicit with or responsible for prejudice and discrimination. This session will be generative and allow participants the opportunity to voluntarily share their work, with facilitated support and guidance throughout.

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