A Big Queer Reading / Writing Round Robin

September 29, 2018
11:00 am—12:15 pm

JACCC Garden Room "B" get directions

Moderated by: Rocío Carlos, Yazmin Monet Watkins and Terry Wolverton

traci kato-kiriyama

Part reading, part mini writing workshop! Come ready with an open ear and a steady pen! A sexy swath of LA-based poets & writers will read short pieces in a round robin style and offer up some of their favorite writing prompts for the audience to take with them (or write on the spot!).  The audience will get to hear a flash of great storytelling through voices including rocío carlos, traci kato-kiriyama, Yazmin Monét Watkins, and Terry Wolverton.

Moderated by:  traci kato-kiriyama


Breakdown by intervals:

4 mins – Introductions

3 mins – Explanation of the Round Robin

13 mins – Random pick of reader to start – Round 1 of readings

13 mins – Random pick of reader to start – Round 2 of readings

9 mins – Readers each share or facilitate one writing prompt with the audience

13 mins – Audience theme pick for this round of readings – Round 3 of readings

20 minutes – Audience sharing and discussion with panel, including a few more writing prompts

Total Running Time:  75 minutes


What you will take away:

The audience will enjoy an interactive and swiftly-paced reading with an intergenerational panel of writers.  This will be an inspired reading of response, reflection and reaction – where poets are encouraged to bring in several pieces to share, yet let each round affect what we ultimately decide in the moment to share.  The audience will also leave with fresh writing prompts to take with them (or write during the program if so compelled!).  Lastly, we’ll make time for some conversation on the process and themes that emerge throughout the event.