Creative Reading Workshop: Imagining Reclamation and Healing

November 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This series is intended for all persons who do not have lived experiences of racism and homophobia and are interested in exploring these topics.

Each session will introduce core concepts and include time for conversation and personal reflection, as well as recommendations for further learning and actions.

Workshops take place online over Zoom. One week prior to each session participants will receive an email confirmation with Zoom instructions and reading and viewing materials. Please read in advance and come prepared to engage in a thoughtful conversation.

What to Expect: Through reading, deep listening, questioning, and personal reflection, participants will explore the theoretical frameworks of black, indigenous, and queer traditions informing contemporary creative movements of reclamation and healing.

Follow this link for readings and additional session information.

For questions about this series please contact Public Programs Director Michelle Daly at

Weekly Topics:

  • October 15 – Expanding Capacity
  • October 22 – Liberate your Language
  • October 29 – Fullness of self in tandem with community
  • November 5 – Grounding in nature, rest and restorative justice
  • November 12 – Action; good trouble; and allyship

Hosted as part of our Artist-at-Work pilot initiative, a collaboration between The Rusty Anvil, Lia Russel-Self, and The Mount.

For QTBIPOC interested in working directly with Lia, please consider registering for their Creative Writing Workshop: Healing Through Nature series.