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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2021)

Saturday, September 25, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

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Saturdays, September 18 – November 13 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens.

In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing.

The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary!


  • September 18, September 25 and October 2: Julie Marie Wade
  • October 9, October 16 and October 23: C.B. Lee
  • October 30, November 6 and November 13: TBD

Julie Marie Wade is the author of 13 collections of poetry, prose, and hybrid forms, including Wishbone: A Memoir in FracturesSmall Fires, Postage Due: Poems & Prose Poems, When I Was Straight, and Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing. Her collaborative volumes include The Unrhymables, co-authored with Denise Duhamel, and Telephone: Essays in Two Voices, co-authored with Brenda Miller. A winner of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series and the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir, Julie teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University and reviews regularly for Lambda Literary Review and The Rumpus.



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