WRITING QUEER UTOPIAS: a workshop for Stockton Libraries LGBTQ+ Festival!
In this 2 hour workshop, we work with writing hope and resistance vividly by crystallising moments in writing. We learn concrete tools for writing scenes, moments and poems that create empathy and help our reader or audience envision futures worth fighting for, not just in an abstract sense but with every cell in their body.
We find ways to work through our own writer’s block, creative pessimism or apathy. And we write to envision queer utopias.You will come out of the workshop with a few new poems, some concrete writing skills and some hard-earned hope. All levels of experience and all members of the LGBTQIA+ community welcome.
To book this workshop, please contact Stockton Visitor Centre on 01642 528130
Agnes Török (they/them) is a non-binary bilingual spoken word poet, workshop leader and author. They have performed on four continents, held two TED talks and published five poetry collections in two languages. Their books in English include Happiness Is An Art Form (2016), We Need To Talk (2017) and All The Days We Don’t Revolt (2020), all published by Burning Eye Books. The week before the pandemic, Agnes was writer-in-residence at the Faber Queer Writing Residency in Catalonia. Their work is in the intersection of art and activism, and acts in building hope and resilience.