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Workshops

At Abode, we believe offering affordable workshops and community events is important so all writers can have access to writing tools/techniques and much needed community engagement. We strive to create safe spaces for our staff, authors, and community members.

*By attending any events/workshops, please understand no forms of bigotry, racism, homophobia, transphobia, or other discriminatory acts will be permitted, and if acted upon, will result in your immediate removal from our spaces.

Best Value

2024 Abode Workshop Pass

$100

100

Gain access to all 11 of Abode's workshops for 2024.

Valid for one year

Upcoming Workshops

  • Still We Rise: Poems as Political Anthems
    Still We Rise: Poems as Political Anthems
    Membership Offer
    Sat, Mar 30
    Virtual Workshop
    Mar 30, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    Virtual Workshop
    In this generative writing workshop, Sofía Aguilar will facilitate a group-led reading and discussion of political poetry poems from revolutionary thinkers and writers, then offer a series of questions as prompts for attendees to create their own politically driven poem.
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  • Monster Mash: Towards a Poetics of Radical Monsterhood
    Monster Mash: Towards a Poetics of Radical Monsterhood
    Membership Offer
    Sun, Apr 07
    Virtual Workshop
    Apr 07, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CDT
    Virtual Workshop
    Taught by CD Eskilson, this workshop will explore the work of poets who have reinvented and repurposed classic monster narratives for their own radical ends.
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  • The Plate is a Portal: Writing About Food
    The Plate is a Portal: Writing About Food
    Membership Offer
    Sat, May 18
    Virtual Workshop
    May 18, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT
    Virtual Workshop
    In this workshop, intended for poets but open to writers in all genres, we will consider the plate as a portal, reaching through sensorium and memory to explore what food can offer to our practice.
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  • Coloring Outside the Margins: Language as a Place of Struggle
    Coloring Outside the Margins: Language as a Place of Struggle
    Membership Offer
    Sat, Jun 15
    Virtual Workshop
    Jun 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Virtual Workshop
    Taught by Najya Williams, this workshop will identify the boundaries we place upon ourselves, the boundaries society places upon us, and the ways in which we can work “outside those margins” in a manner that will elevate our thinking and overall ability as literary artists.
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  • Subverting the Page & Language: Visual Poetry
    Subverting the Page & Language: Visual Poetry
    Membership Offer
    Sun, Jul 21
    Virtual Workshop
    Jul 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    Virtual Workshop
    Taught by Monica Kim, participants will examine the ways in which visual poetry can subvert the Western poetic page and norm of the English language.
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  • Writing Our Identity Through Pop: Poems and Pop Music
    Writing Our Identity Through Pop: Poems and Pop Music
    Membership Offer
    Thu, Aug 15
    Virtual Workshop
    Aug 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Virtual Workshop
    A virtual class taught by Asela Lee Kemper where we look into works by Barbara Jane Reyes, Brenda Shaughnessy, and Rosebud Ben-Oni on using pop music to explore themes of grief and identity through poetry.
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  • Flash in a Pan: Borrowing from Physics theories, Astronomy and Sciences to Write Flash Fiction
    Flash in a Pan: Borrowing from Physics theories, Astronomy and Sciences to Write Flash Fiction
    Membership Offer
    Sat, Sep 21
    Virtual Workshop
    Sep 21, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
    Virtual Workshop
    A virtual workshop taught by Mandira Pattnaik where we borrow theories and truths from Physics, Astronomy and other sciences to write magical flash fiction.
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  • Poetry as Spellwork: reimagining the world speculatively
    Poetry as Spellwork: reimagining the world speculatively
    Membership Offer
    Fri, Oct 18
    Virtual Workshop
    Oct 18, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Virtual Workshop
    Taught by Lysz Flo, this workshop will give opportunities to envision a better life and how the themes of today’s world can inform our fictional worlds and communities by digging into the emotive parts of ourselves and hopes for the future.
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  • Open-Genre Writing Workshop: Becoming Humanimal
    Open-Genre Writing Workshop: Becoming Humanimal
    Membership Offer
    Sun, Nov 17
    Virtual Workshop
    Nov 17, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST
    Virtual Workshop
    In this online class taught by Si-Min Chong, attendees will read works examining the ways animals, trees, mushrooms, the living beings around us make a home (art), gather food (sustenance), and experiment with ways of being and play.
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    Virtual Workshop
    Time is TBD
    Virtual Workshop
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