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Sunday, May 16 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
BLBC Presents: We Are Our Own Gods

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This workshop will explore writing from a feminine power. As women’s rights are threatened and a woman’s ability to make choices about her reproductive health becomes endangered, it is critical to speak out from a place of both vulnerability and strength. The aggressive, misogynist template that has been revitalized in our culture needs a gendered recalibration. This workshop will seek to generate work that resists and rejects anti-feminism in all forms. Three members of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective (BLBC), a poetry group whose mission is to lift up, promote, and inspire the voices of women of color, will lead this writing experience. We will draw inspiration from Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Lucille Clifton, and Maxine Hong Kingston as well as use writing exercises to compose poems centered from a feminine consciousness. This workshop is open to all. Any poet seeking to connect with feminine energy is encouraged to attend.

Link to recording:  https://salemstate.zoom.us/rec/share/hF6vGEsNk1ChigUUAJpcflCejWafIC9l-I3Qu8oTSbNhaAeDK3sqcjzkiVWX8ET5.iB-_GKD0BnFdUKQ_

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Teri Ellen Cross Davis

Poetry Coordinator, Folger Shakespeare Library
Teri Ellen Cross Davis is the author of a more perfect Union (The 2019 Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize) and Haint (2017 Ohioana Poetry Award). She is the 2020 Poetry Society of America’s Robert H. Winner Memorial Prize winner and the poetry coordinator for the Folger Shakespeare... Read More →
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Katy Richey

Black Ladies Brunch Collective
Katy Richey’s work has appeared in Rattle, Cincinnati Review, RHINO, The Offing, and other journals. She received an honorable mention for the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a finalist for Tubelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Poetry Award. She has received fellowships from The Cave... Read More →
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Saida Agostini

Poet & Activist
Saida Agostini is a queer Afro-Guyanese poet whose work explores the ways Black folks harness mythology to enter the fantastic. She is the author of Stunt (Neon Hemlock, 2020), a chapbook reimagining the life of Nellie Jackson, a Black madam and FBI spy from Natchez, Mississippi... Read More →

Sunday May 16, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT