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Introduction to Poetry Comics

  • Museum of Human Acheivement 3600 Lyons Road Austin, TX. 78702 (map)

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.

*ɴᴏᴛᴇ: ᴛʜɪs ᴇᴠᴇɴᴛ ɪs ᴅᴇsɪɢɴᴇᴅ ғᴏʀ ᴀʟʟ ᴡᴏᴍᴇɴ. ᴛʜɪs ᴍᴇᴀɴs ᴡᴏᴍᴇɴ ᴏғ ᴄᴏʟᴏʀ, ᴛʀᴀɴs/ǫᴜᴇᴇʀ/ᴄɪs ᴡᴏᴍᴇɴ ᴀɴᴅ ɢᴇɴᴅᴇʀ ɴᴏɴᴄᴏɴғᴏʀᴍɪɴɢ ɪɴᴅɪᴠɪᴅᴜᴀʟs.

This project will be supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. 

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