Writing to Expel with Christina Vega-Westhoff
How does one write through toxicity? What rituals or protocols might offer guidance?
During this youth writing workshop, we’ll explore work by writers like Angel Dominguez, Edgar Garcia, Joyelle McSweeney, and Mai Der Vang taking on the poison of their subjects in order to expel or alter it. And we’ll experiment as well with rebuttals and acts of refusal.
JBWC doors open at 3:30 and meet-ups begin at 4:30pm. You are welcome to join the meet-up or to hang in the independent writing/reading room to write, read, and get one-on-one feedback on anything you’re working on.
- Youth Writing Workshops at the JBWC are FREE and aimed at young students aged 12–18.
- This workshop is hybrid—you can attend in-person or from home!
- ACCESSIBILITY NOTE: 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.
Christina (Nina) Vega-WesthoffPoet, Translator
Christina Vega-Westhoff is a poet, translator, aerialist, and teaching artist. She is the author of Suelo Tide Cement, which won the 2017 Nightboat Prize for Poetry. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best American Experimental Writing, Emergency Index, Jacket2, and Words Without Borders. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona and a BA in English and Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She choreographs and performs interdisciplinary works independently and for festivals and theatre, dance, and circus companies.