Poetry Workshop with Sean Avery
Date(s): Mondays, August 24 - 31, 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Poetry
About the Class
This class investigates or states the effects of having one's social identity (identities) (mis)represented by a beloved fictional character. Poets like Marlin M. Jenkins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, and A. Van Jordan, are in conversation with animated television shows, comic-books, and live-action series, expressing how these popular icons influence one's perception of self. Through studying a few of their poems, we explore complicated feelings around projection, identity markers in speculative fiction, and commodification of identity. Using narrative, metaphor, and imagery, writers will examine a fictional character they believe (mis)represents them, inciting critique, celebration, reimagination, all three, or more.
Meet Your Instructor
About the Piper Writers Studio
The Piper Writers Studio is committed to supporting writers in every stage of their development by providing challenging, diverse, and accessible educational opportunities. All classes are not-for-credit, and are intended for an open to the public. You do not need to be an ASU student to attend. Writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experience levels are welcome. Discounts for students, senior citizens, individuals experiencing economic challenges, and other groups are available for every class. To learn more about the Piper Writer Studio, visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu/classes/about.