Pollentongue + Queer Poetry Salon with tanner menard, Jake Skeets, Elliot Winter
Date(s): Saturday, February 22, 2020, 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Front Lawn, Old Main, Arizona State University Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type(s): Conversation, Panel, Reading, Talk
Genre and Form(s): American Indian, Community, Creative Practice, Indigenous, LGBTQIA, Poetry, Social Justice, Social Practice
About this Event
Pollentongue (organized by Jake Skeets) is a poetry salon and reading series based in the American Southwest that invites established and emerging Native writers to read on or near tribal homelands and reservations. Queer poetry salons (organized by tanner menard and Elliot Winter through local non-profit Equality Arizona) are safe spaces for queer writers to share ideas, present new work, and mobilize for full LGBTQ inclusion in the social, economic, and civil mechanisms of society.
Drawing from their experiences as writers, organizers, educators, and students, Jake Skeets, tanner menard, and Elliot Winter will explore how they use their work to create opportunities for others, center diverse voices, uplift individuals, and build community. Individuals of all orientations and identities are welcome and encouraged to attend.