Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Salem MA Saturday May 3 11:30 AM
Writing Workshop-“WRITING AT THE INTERSECTION”
We all possess multiple identities, some inherited, some adopted, some imposed. What happens when diverse identities intersect, or even collide? Plenty! As Julia Alvarez notes, “I am a Dominican, hyphen, American. As a fiction writer, I find that the most exciting things happen in the realm of that hyphen — the place where two worlds collide or blend together.’ We’ll check out some poems where these conflicts and confluences are shown, and write—poetry, prose-poems, or dialog—in a way that highlights how we experience these intersections.