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I survived

the fire,

now what?

 Apply Here

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I survived

the fire,

now what?

 Apply Here

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Summer Workshop Description


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                                      *4 week online writing workshop*                                        *REGISTRATION opens monday, june 18th* 


Trauma is a main focal point for many writers, with a bulk of their work centered on dissecting and testifying against traumatic events they have experienced or witnessed in their lives. This can be necessary but tiring work, sometimes leading writers to see their pain as a crutch and re-traumatize the self; raising the question: how do we engage our pain in ways that are safe? In this workshop I invite participants to be brave. Reading the work of Patrica Smith, Natalie Diaz, Vievee Francis and more, we will analyze how their use of personification, tone, and form anchors and propels their writing forward. 

Time and time again, we have created defense mechanisms, built walls that have hardened into impenetrable fortresses as a means of survival but now that we have survived, these tools may no longer serve us.  How do we shift the lens from our pain to acknowledge our healing. How might our writing change now that pain no longer fuels our work? What nuances can we find? We know how to write stories about the fire, now how do we write stories about emerging from the ash?

 

Summer Workshop Description


 description:                                  

                                      *4 week online writing workshop*                                        *REGISTRATION opens monday, june 18th* 


Trauma is a main focal point for many writers, with a bulk of their work centered on dissecting and testifying against traumatic events they have experienced or witnessed in their lives. This can be necessary but tiring work, sometimes leading writers to see their pain as a crutch and re-traumatize the self; raising the question: how do we engage our pain in ways that are safe? In this workshop I invite participants to be brave. Reading the work of Patrica Smith, Natalie Diaz, Vievee Francis and more, we will analyze how their use of personification, tone, and form anchors and propels their writing forward. 

Time and time again, we have created defense mechanisms, built walls that have hardened into impenetrable fortresses as a means of survival but now that we have survived, these tools may no longer serve us.  How do we shift the lens from our pain to acknowledge our healing. How might our writing change now that pain no longer fuels our work? What nuances can we find? We know how to write stories about the fire, now how do we write stories about emerging from the ash?

 

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Summer Workshop What You Need To Know


Breakdown:

 

Cost Of Attendance:

$160 per participant (scholarships are available)

 

Workshop Dates:

4 week workshop, every Sunday from July 22nd to August 12th


Time Slots (Please choose one of the following):     

- 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST (July 22nd, July 29th, August 5th, August 12th)   
      - 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM EST (July 22nd, July 29th, August 5th, August 12th) 

 

*Note: The General application deadline is Sunday, July 15th at 11:59 EST. No General Applications will be accepted after this date and time. Please do not hesitate to email all inquires to crystalvalentinepoetry@gmail.com

 

 

Summer Workshop What You Need To Know


Breakdown:

 

Cost Of Attendance:

$160 per participant (scholarships are available)

 

Workshop Dates:

4 week workshop, every Sunday from July 22nd to August 12th


Time Slots (Please choose one of the following):     

- 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST (July 22nd, July 29th, August 5th, August 12th)   
      - 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM EST (July 22nd, July 29th, August 5th, August 12th) 

 

*Note: The General application deadline is Sunday, July 15th at 11:59 EST. No General Applications will be accepted after this date and time. Please do not hesitate to email all inquires to crystalvalentinepoetry@gmail.com

 

 

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Scholarships


 scholarships:

 

Apply Here

There are slots open for full-tuition and partial tuition for Crystal Valentine's summer workshop. Please see scholarship descriptions below:

 

~The Golden Scholarship: Myles S. Golden is a black gender-nonconforming trans-femme visual artist and poet, as well as the 2018 College Union Poetry Slam Invitation Winner as apart of the New York University slam team. In honor of Golden, this need based scholarship provides support for gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans, gender-nonconforming people of color.

 

~The Young And Poppin' Scholarship: This is a need base scholarship for youth between the ages of 13 and 19.

 

~The Origin Scholarship: This is a need base scholarship for anyone who was not born in the United States, regardless of their present state of residence.

 

~The Foundation Scholarship: America is known for its selective memory and its participation in the erasure of communities of color, especially Indigenous communities. Crystal rejects this erasure and acknowledges the first inhabitants of the land upon which she was born. This need base scholarship provides support for Indigenous People living in America.

 

~The Valentine Scholarship: This is a general need base scholarship that provides aid to any participant of the workshop.

 

*Note: The scholarship application deadline is Thursday, June 28th at 11:59 EST. No scholarships will be accepted after this date and time. Please do not hesitate to email all inquires to crystalvalentinepoetry@gmail.com

 

Scholarships


 scholarships:

 

Apply Here

There are slots open for full-tuition and partial tuition for Crystal Valentine's summer workshop. Please see scholarship descriptions below:

 

~The Golden Scholarship: Myles S. Golden is a black gender-nonconforming trans-femme visual artist and poet, as well as the 2018 College Union Poetry Slam Invitation Winner as apart of the New York University slam team. In honor of Golden, this need based scholarship provides support for gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans, gender-nonconforming people of color.

 

~The Young And Poppin' Scholarship: This is a need base scholarship for youth between the ages of 13 and 19.

 

~The Origin Scholarship: This is a need base scholarship for anyone who was not born in the United States, regardless of their present state of residence.

 

~The Foundation Scholarship: America is known for its selective memory and its participation in the erasure of communities of color, especially Indigenous communities. Crystal rejects this erasure and acknowledges the first inhabitants of the land upon which she was born. This need base scholarship provides support for Indigenous People living in America.

 

~The Valentine Scholarship: This is a general need base scholarship that provides aid to any participant of the workshop.

 

*Note: The scholarship application deadline is Thursday, June 28th at 11:59 EST. No scholarships will be accepted after this date and time. Please do not hesitate to email all inquires to crystalvalentinepoetry@gmail.com

 

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