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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.

Upcoming Workshops

  • Dismantling and Building the Page: Visual Poetry
    Dismantling and Building the Page: Visual Poetry
    Membership Offer
    Sun, Jul 28
    Virtual Workshop
    Jul 28, 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, 5:00 PM – 7:00 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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