Writing Workshop for the LGBTQIA+ Community
Tue, May 23, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CLASS / WORKSHOP
Delaware County Pride is offering a six-part workshop series at Bushel for LGBTQIA+ folks, focused on writing personal essays. Led by queer writer and storyteller Alex Alberto, the group meets on Tuesday evenings from May 2nd to June 6th, 6:30–8:30 pm. A public reading to showcase participants’ stories will be held at Bushel on Friday, June 23, at 6 pm.
Participants will learn the foundational “craft” elements of the personal essay through readings and group discussions. They will participate in short writing sessions in class (based on specific prompts given by the instructor), then draft and polish their essay between class meetings. Participants will provide feedback on each other’s essays, and everyone will have the opportunity to read their story at the public reading at the end of the workshop. Let’s celebrate queer voices in Delaware County!
This workshop series is open to anyone 17 years and older. No prior writing experience is required, just a commitment to the six weekly sessions and a desire to share your story! If you are interested in participating, please fill out the interest form here before April 22. The cost of attending the workshop series will be on a sliding scale, $60–$180 ($10–$30 per session).
Alex Alberto (they/them) is a queer writer and storyteller. Their essays are published in Huffington Post,Write or DieMagazine, and A Woman’s Thing, and their plays have been featured at Dixon Place and Theatre Row in New York City. Their memoir, titled Entwined: On Polyamory and Creating Home, is forthcoming with Quilted Press. They hold a Bachelor of Education and a Masters in instructional design, and have over ten years of experience in teaching and curriculum design. You can connect with Alex on Instagram and learn more about their work at alexalberto.com.
Delaware County Pride is an organization made up of members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies in rural NY. Formed in 2022, the group seeks to create a network of resources and support; build and strengthen community; and promote equity and inclusion. Learn more at delawarecountypride.com.
This project is made possible with funds from the Delaware County Arts Grants, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group.