Trans/Scribe Writing Workshop is for trans/genderqueer writers of all gender expressions led by Portland trans writers Carter Sickels and Cooper Lee Bombardier.
This 5-week workshop will be a creative space to explore writing fiction and nonfiction from trans experiences; strengthen writing skills and learn more about the elements of craft; and to give and receive constructive feedback in a supportive environment. You’re encouraged to write about whatever is important to you, which may or may not include elements of trans/genderqueer identity. Each student will have the opportunity to share work with the group, and to meet in a one-on-one conference with Cooper or Carter. This is a class that will encourage you to write and to find your voice in a positive setting. Writers of all levels are encouraged to register! There will be a max of 15 students.
***Please email Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. You will be sent a link to register.
Deadline to register is June 12, 2012, and a $50 deposit is due at that time, the remainder payable at the first class. Payment accepted by check, cash, or Paypal. ***
Start Date: Tuesday June 19
End Date: Tuesday, July 17
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Q Center on N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland
Carter Sickels is the author of the novel The Evening Hour (Bloomsbury 2012). He has published short stories and essays in various journals, and most recently has a piece in the anthology The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to Their Younger Selves (Scholastic 2012). Carter lives in Portland, Oregon. www.cartersickels.com
Cooper Lee Bombardier is a writer and artist. He's been published in many periodicals and anthologies, including Cavalcade Literary Journal, Original Plumbing, Unshod Quills, and the Sister Spit anthology forthcoming on City Lights Books. He is currently pursing both a MS in Writing/Publishing and an MFA in Creative Writing/Nonfiction.A veteran of Sister Spit and other tours, he has performed and shown art widely across the nation. He lives in Portland, OR www.cooperleebombardier.com