Explore the art of Poetry Comics!
Do you like poetry? Do you like comic books? Do people tell you those two things don’t go together? Let’s spend a couple hours together proving them wrong as we learn about poetry comics, a brand-new kind of writing where poetics and images make anything possible!
In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll discuss, define, and explore poetic and comic book terminology (as well as the politics of who is allowed to publish and make in both of these spaces); we’ll look at working poemics, like Bianca Stone and Aidan Koch; and we’ll complete activities which culminate in the creation of our own poetry comic zine! Participants of the workshop will also receive a zine of poetry comics, for future inspiration.
Bridget Brewer is a writer, performer, and educator based in Austin, TX. Winner of a B. Iden Payne award and recipient of fellowships from Brown University and Surel's Place, her work centralizes Catholic mythology, queer camp, and the somatic as a way of interrogating the private/public theater of devotion in its many forms.
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This project will be supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.