Cantab Workshop for Wednesday, March 11, 2020 with torrin a. greathouse

Arrive in advance of tonight’s event for an early-bird workshop at the Cantab Lounge before the show. The one-hour workshop has limited space and begins at 5:30, with latecomers admitted no later than 6:00. This is a generative workshop that is open to anyone all levels of writers and performers who wish to contribute to the night’s feeling of community.

torrin a. greathouse is a transgender cripple-punk & MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of boy/girl/ghost (TAR Chapbook Series, 2018) & assistant editor of The Shallow Ends. Their work is published/forthcoming in POETRY, Ploughshares, & The Kenyon Review. She was a finalist for the 2020 Pushcart Prize, & is the youngest ever winner of the Poetry Foundation’s J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize.

Memory is not linear, but fragmentary and recursive. Our recollection is full of gaps and mistakes. In this workshop we will be reading poems that to embody this process of dis(re)membering the past. Then, using the techniques we discuss, we will write and share our work.

Cover charge is $5-$20 sliding scale, which includes admission to the evening show. We ask financially stable poets to consider contributing the higher end of this scale (or more) in order to defer costs for others and support this teaching artist’s generous donation of time to our space.

Due to the constraints of the venue, our workshop have limited space; room can be guaranteed to poets who identify as POC or queer. The best way to secure a spot in the workshop is to send an email.

The venue is 18+ and a photo ID is required. For more information on the night’s open mic and featured poet, Adam Falkner, click here.