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Write Here, Write Now: Punks and Poets of Color with Amber McCrary

Date(s): Monday, August 24, 2020, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Arizona Time
Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Poetry
Cost: $5

About this Event

Need ideas to help you get started writing? Take a dip into our classes before you dive in! Presented in partnership with Phoenix College and Changing Hands Bookstore, Write Here, Write Now is a monthly pop-up workshop every 4th Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

This month: Punks and Poets of Color with Amber McCrary

A workshop for BIPOC punks and poets that love the subculture but not the racism. We will discuss BIPOC bands that helped shape and influence what we know as punk rock. We will look at videos, listen to sound clips and write about our connection to punk rock through a BIPOC lens. We will discuss how this subculture shaped many of our experiences, beliefs and thoughts about existing in a world where subcultures do not fit in the so called norm. While individuals of all backgrounds and identities are welcome to join, please be aware that this is BIPOC-centered and focused space.

Please note: given the spread of COVID-19, this workshop has moved online. If you have any questions, please contact Marketing and Outreach Specialist Jake Friedman at 240.593.1757 or

About the Author

Amber McCrary is a Diné poet, zinester, feminist and artist. She is Red House born for Mexican people. Originally from Shonto, Arizona and raised in Flagstaff, Arizona. In the small town of Flagstaff is where she discovered her love for Punk Rock and the Do it Yourself Culture. She earned her BA from Arizona State University in Political Science with a minor in American Indian Studies. She received her MFA in creative writing with an emphasis in poetry at Mills College.