AFFINITY: An LGBTQ Writer’s Workshop for the Greater Phoenix Community
When: Every Sunday in April, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: ASU Tempe Campus Memorial Union (café near Starbucks)
Who: LGBTQIA identified writers of Arizona
Hosted by: Avery Radclyffe (Cat) Klotsche
Affinity is a four week writer’s workshop that intends to document and share the experience of LGBTQIA writers. All readings and writing prompts will be specific to personal LGBTQIA issues and experiences.
Weeks One and Three (April 8th &April 22nd)
- A 45 minute long group discussion on selections of literature by LGBTQIA writers (chosen and provided by the facilitator).
- Writing prompts for poems or creative non-fiction based on writer’s experience as an LGBTQIA identified person. We will have time to share our drafts and initial creative feedback.
Weeks Two & Four (April 15th & April 29th)
- Sharing of revised drafts, further discussion of creative feedback for final drafts.
Friday, May 4th
- Participants from both workshop sequences will showcase their final work at the First Friday reading in Heritage Square.
What to Bring: something to write with (pen, paper, laptop, etc.), creative enthusiasm, and their LGBTQIA wit and colorful nature! There is no cost to attend, and previous workshop or publishing experience is not required.
About the Facilitator: Avery (Cat) Radclyffe Klotsche is a transgendered writer who has resided in Arizona for ten years. His recent publications include Merge Magazine and TransAnthology, but he was once a member of the Mesa National Slam team. Over the years, he’s facilitated many writing workshops for high risk individuals including LGBTQIA youth. While Affinity is the product of Klotsche’s personal interests, it’s also part of his capstone project for his Bachelor’s Degree in English (Creative Writing) and Certificate in LGBT Studies at Arizona State University.
RSVP: If you’re interested in participating, you must RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, please include a brief bio.