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PRISM Youth Workshop: Walt Whitman’s Calamus Poems (Hybrid)

Join us for a November PRISM session with Teaching Artist Angel Barber where we focus on the poetry of Walt Whitman, specifically that of the collection of Calamus. We will explore how Walt’s relationship to this poetry impacted the censorship he imposed on his art and what we can learn from this in modern times.


PRISM is a monthly creative writing workshop in collaboration with GLYS WNY, Teen Reality Theatre, and Just Buffalo Literary Center. All LGBTQ+ youth and friends are welcome to participate! This month’s session is Hybrid, meaning you can attend virtually or In-Person! 

This workshop series is ideal for you if you: 

  • Want to express themselves freely, without rules or inhibitions.
  • Love the idea of trying new things and new ways of doing things.
  • Want to connect with new friends with similar questions and desires. 
  • Feel ready (though maybe a little scared) to share their writing in a group.
  • Are interested in exploring their own lives as writing material and sharing some of what comes up. (We tend to get a little personal.)
  • Want to learn new things!


Wednesday, November 30, 2022


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center


Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
Just Buffalo Literary Center


Just Buffalo Literary Center
(716) 832-5400

Other Organizers

Teen Reality Theatre
Teen Reality Theatre

Featured Artist

  • Angel Barber
    Poet, Film, Philosophy

    Angel Barber is a twenty-year-old Television Film Arts major at Buffalo State College with an interest in filmmaking, philosophy, and poetry. He currently has a book out called Dandelion Travels that came out in October of 2022. His favorite director is Gaspar Noe, and his favorite author is James Baldwin.

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