Found Poetry, Found Community: Poetry Workshop and Queer History Exploration

[Image description: A rectangular graphic with a rainbow background at the top which fades to white at the bottom of the graphic. The title is written in the style of blackout poetry and reads, "Found Poetry, Found Community." The text below reads, "Poetry Workshop and Queer History Exploration." The text below the title reads, "Masks and proof of vaccination required." The date and time are written in black across the top, "February 24, 6:00-8:00pm." At the bottom of the graphic is the LGBT Community Archive logo, the Pa Humanities logo and the address 522 West Maple Street at Bayard Rustin Way, Allentown, PA, 18101."]

Together we'll learn the basics of black-out and found poetry and then apply those skills to making our own black-out and found poems using texts from queer Lehigh Valley history. The class is led by poet and Cultural & Community-Building Programs Manager Robin Gow (they/he/ze) and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center's Scholar-in-Residence, Mary Foltz, Ph.D. (she/her).

The first half will be lecture-style, and the second half will be a time and space to create poems and enjoy community. 

All visitors to the center will need to wear a mask and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Email [email protected] to RSVP and/or if you have any questions about the workshop.

Funding has been provided in part by PA Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
February 24, 2022 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Robin Gow (they/he/ze) ·

Will you come?