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LGBTQIA+ Affinity Writing Group

Open to writers of any genre--poet, novelist, journalist, diarist, songwriter.

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About this class

Let’s get that creative magic flowing! This writing workshop is for my lovely LGBTQIA+ high school/early college humans, ages 16-19. Open to writers of any genre--poet, novelist, journalist, diarist, songwriter, if you write or want to write, you’re in! Participants will be asked to create and share one short piece for workshop. Learn new craft tricks, make some new writing friends, and enjoy a safe, supportive environment for sharing and nurturing your creative self.

If you are under the age of 18 please have a parent/guardian complete this permission form

Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - 9-10 pm CST

Tayo Basquiat (Bismarck State College) is a writer, teacher, trail runner, scavenger, and Wilderness First Responder. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Wyoming, and his work has appeared in Orion Magazine, Proximity, Nasiona, Superstition Review, Burningword Literary Journal, On Second Thought, among others, and as producer of Wyoming Public Media’s “Spoken Words” podcast.

HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this {article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource}, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota.

However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally.

Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University.

To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

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