University of Iowa

Tell it Queer

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Weeklong June 14 to June 19 2020

“Tell all the truth but tell it slant,” Emily Dickinson wrote. In this workshop, we will take inspiration from Dickinson’s poem and tell it queer, reading examples by writers who illuminate queer experience of all kinds, and writing queer stories of our own. No longer in the shadows or margins, when we enter a safe space of telling it queer, we release our creativity to bend language into a personal and collective instrument of witness and truth—“The Truth’s superb surprise,” as Dickinson says. This workshop is open to all writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry who identify anywhere across the spectrum of LGBTQueer/questioning/queer-friendly.

 

In this workshop, we will generate new writing through exercises and assignments; provide feedback on writing you produce in our week.

 

Children's
Essay
Fiction
Memoir
Nonfiction
Novel
Poetry
Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Short Story
Young Adult