Button University: Porsha Olayiwola Workshop

Button University

6-week online writing course w/ Button author Porsha Olayiwola!

Author of the poetry collection, I SHIMMER SOMETIMES, TOO

Pick your class day and time:

Thursday Classes
8:00pm CT – Start July 21st, 2022

Sunday Classes
6:00pm CT – Start July 24th, 2022

Class Duration: 2 hours via Zoom

*Includes a free digital copy of Porsha Olayiwola’s book, i shimmer sometimes, too!

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Welcome to Button University!

Risk, Restriction, Rebellion (w/ Porsha Olayiwola)

During this six-week course, participants will lean into poetic risk-taking, ‘formal’ restriction and creation via rebellion. This course uses a collage of poets, craft talks and writing assignments to explore what happens to our writing when we take leaps, when we confine, and when we rub up against the poetic tradition our canon is built upon.

The course is divided into themes of risk, restriction and rebellion and as the course progresses, we will practice each theme as it relates to our own writing. This course questions who we are, poetically, what drives our imagination, who informs our poetic tradition, and asks how will we carve our own unique voice into the bedrock of an enormous literary tradition.

*Includes a free digital copy of Porsha Olayiwola’s book, i shimmer sometimes, too!

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About Porsha Olayiwola

Porsha Olayiwola is a writer, performer, educator and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, woman, and queer diasporas. She is an Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and is the… MORE

Additional information

Day of the Week

Thursdays, Sundays

Class Size

35 Students

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