Building Protected Worlds: A generative writing workshop by poet and teaching artist Sean Avery Medlin

Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

“Building Protected Worlds: using poetics, lived experiences, and imagination to create hopeful fantasies” is a generative writing workshop by poet and teaching artist Sean Avery Medlin.

In times of social turmoil, one role of the artist is imagining a different world, where the unjust and unfair treatment found in our day to day lives is preventable, escapable, bygone, or non-existent. In this workshop participants will examine poetry and speculative fiction from contemporary Black LGBTQ+ poets and writers. We'll practice responsibly invoking new possibilities, by dreaming otherworlds through language, with care for those who are most vulnerable in our current reality.

By examining some writing from Danez Smith, Marlin M. Jenkins, and Akwaeke Emezi, we’ll witness how poetry and prose can be used to build worlds that protect Black and queer folks from violence, and prevent the exploitation of their (our) culture, bodies, and labor.

(this workshop can apply to writers of any genre, but the workshop materials center poetry)

To register go to

12. 12. 21
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Palabras Bilingual Bookstore
906 W Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

only 16 slots available!

For info or questions, contact the instructor:
IG: @skinnyblksean


Event address: 
906 W Roosevelt st.
Unit 2
Phoenix, AZ 85007
808s & Otherworlds: Memories, Remixes, & Mythologies By Sean Avery Medlin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781953387066
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - September 14th, 2021