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Open Mouth Presents: A Writing Workshop with Muriel Leung

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Event Details

Join us on Sunday\, September 12\, 2021 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm Central for a generative workshop with featured poet Muriel Leung.

Our Ghosts Stalk the Page: A Writing Workshop

What ghosts stalk your writing? As writers\, we are led to believe that the poem reveals what is hidden\, but what if some things remain unseen? The origin story stolen away from us. The multiple layers of complex pain. The silences that ripple through narratives of trauma. In this workshop\, we will examine what haunts the text of the poem through gaps and elisions. Through exploration of different forms of erasure\, workshop participants will find ways to examine what hides underneath our experiences\, and consequently\, the ghosts that wander through our poems.


Recommended for participants 16 years and above.

The workshop will take place virtually via Zoom with Zoom auto captions. An ASL interpreter will be present. Access copies of workshop materials will be made available via Google Docs.

Register for the virtual workshop by clicking on the ‘Registration’ button on the Eventbrite page\, donating any amount you can\, and entering the required fields. You will receive an email with the Zoom information.

Suggested donation of $5.

NOTE: If you are unable to donate at this time\, simply enter $1.00 as your donation amount (not zero because Eventbrite won’t let you continue unless you type something other than zero) and click ‘check out\,’ then click ‘pay at the door’ as your payment option. Once you have filled out all required fields\, you will still be able to register\, and you can keep your dollar.

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Muriel Leung is the author of Imagine Us\, The Swarm (Nightboat Books)\, Bone Confetti (Noemi Press)\, and Images Seen to Images Felt (Antenna) in collaboration with artist Kristine Thompson. She is a recipient of fellowships to Kundiman\, VONA/Voices Workshop and the Community of Writers. She is the Poetry Co-Editor of Apogee Journal and co-hosts The Blood-Jet Writing Hour Podcast with Rachelle Cruz and MT Vallarta. She is a member of Miresa Collective\, a feminist speakers bureau. Currently\, she is an Andrew W. Mellon Humanities in a Digital World fellow at the University of Southern California where she is completing her PhD in Creative Writing and Literature. She is from Queens\, NY.

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(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm