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GLYS & JBWC Writing Workshop for LGBTQ+ Youth Timelines: 3b: Past Workshops (Unseen Archive), 4: Richie Wills Workshops & Events

GLYS x JBWC Monthly Writing Workshop - A monthly creative writing meet-up for LGBTQ+ youth ages 12-21 & their friends led by Teaching Artist Richie Wills - Monday, May 3 - 4:30-6 PM ET

Queerness in the Literary and Media Arts

We still live with the legacy of queer people being regarded as something different, something other, something abnormal or illegitimate. It remains rare for queer experience to be the focus of mainstream fiction or non-fiction. For years queer characters have been depicted as the bad guys, as tragic, or in tokenistic ways like the ‘gay best friend’. We still see this today, particularly in the representation of trans people, as highlighted in the recent documentary Disclosure.

In this session we will spend some time looking through examples of how queerness has been depicted in literature and media and do some creative writing of our own in which we center the queer experience.

Co-hosted by GLYS of WNY and led by Teaching Artist Richie Wills, this monthly creative writing meet-up is for LGBTQ+ youth ages 12-21 and their friends. Queerness in the Literary and Media Arts

Where: Online Workshop
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Time: 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Email Teaching Artist Richie Wills at rwills@justbuffalo.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–21, and limited to 8 participants.

Writers are welcome to participate with or without video and audio during any of our virtual sessions. If you have any questions/issues accessing any of these opportunities, please let us know and we will work with you to make sure you can participate.