archiving the resistance, divestment & transcendence of gender
an online workshop for trans / gender non-conforming writers
Winter Tangerine is proud to present Open By Riot Laughter, a workshop for Trans & GNC Writers. OPRL is a week-long intensive writing workshop from Sept 9th through 16th, that includes full writing lessons, prompts, guided writing generation activities & guest seminars by Ryka Aoki and Jayson P. Smith.Trans life is more than a special issue. It is more than the few news stories marking death. It is more than legislative terrorism or cis people in Oscar-baiting drag. Trans life is celebrating all that holds our bodies outside of the limitations of binary. There has never not been a need for trans & GNC voices to be cultivated, refined, protected. In these times of abject & emboldened hate, trans voices must document themselves. Our goal is to continue to blossom the voices doing the urgent work of documenting their truths in a world that renders them invisible. OBRL is for transgender, gender & all gender non-conforming writers.Tuition is $75. Financial aid is available to those with need. There is no age limit or requirement, and no experience is necessary.
title from Noor Jaber's poem in Lineage of Mirrorsart by Sonja John