Eco-Justice for All! Wake Up and Challenge the Narrative: Workshop with Caitlyn HunterThursday, August 5, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
This is an in-person only workshop at the Sampsonia Way Tent (318 Sampsonia Way). Seats are limited and advance registration is encouraged.
Run time: 90 minutes
About the workshop:
In this workshop led by Caitlyn Hunter, participants will consider climate change as a state of being and displacement–that it isn’t just about weather. Ultimately, climate change impacts the spaces that we all inhabit differently based on our identities. But what are the nuances around place as it pertains to perspective and voice? Whose story is really being told, and what gets left out in between the stanzas? In this workshop, we will look at poems by Simon Ortiz and Nikki Finney to guide our thinking about our own relationships to land. Additionally, we will use these poems as guiding prompts to write in the wake and challenge master narratives that often leave little room to include marginalized identities.
Caitlyn Hunter is the Emerging Black Writer in Residence at Chatham University. She is earning a PhD in English Literature at Duquesne University with an emphasis in African American literature and popular culture. Her debut book Power in the Tongue is forthcoming from Tolsun Books in June 2022.
About Eco-Justice for All! Poetry Confronts Climate Catastrophe
How can poets use language to reveal, grapple with, even influence the urgent climate crisis and all those it affects? City of Asylum’s Poet Laureate of Allegheny County proposes an inquiry at the intersection of climate, social justice, and poetry. What happens when we explore this intersection in community to make a caring way through the Anthropocene? We invite you to join us in this questioning.