Workshop Date/Time: March 5th, 2 PM EST via Zoom
Registration Link: bit.ly/3dVkIhY
Workshop Title: Brilliant Imperfection: Writing About Our Bodyminds
Workshop Description: Join queer trans disabled poet-activist Eli Clare for a writing workshop exploring the embodied brilliance and imperfection of who we are, particularly as trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming and/or queer people.
Bio: White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives near Lake Champlain in occupied Abenaki territory (also known as Vermont) where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written two books of creative non-fiction, the award-winning Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, and a collection of poetry, The Marrow's Telling: Words in Motion, and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies. Eli speaks, teaches, and facilitates all over the United States and Canada at conferences, community events, and colleges about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. He is currently a UB Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar (https://www.buffalo.edu/diversity-innovation/distinguished-visiting-scholars/cohort.html). Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first ever Queerness and Disability Conference.