Registration is open
For Chapter 510’s
Five-week Queer Teen Writing Workshop
Culminating in a published collection by Nomadic Press
Five Sundays, 1pm-5pm
Starting February 25 through March 25
Led by Oakland poets Jana'e Johnson and Sarah O'Neal
Free and open to all LGBTQIA teens, ages 13-18. Space is limited to 10 writers. OUSD registered teens will be prioritized and a writing sample will be required upon registration. All types of writers welcome: poets, fiction writers, journalists, playwrights, creative nonfiction/personal narrative writers are all encouraged to join us.
The camp will culminate in a published book and reading on Friday, April 6.
Jana'e Johnson is a black queer poet, community organizer, teaching artist, and full-time educator. Hailing from California, she is the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Champion as well as a 2015 National Poetry Slam Champion. She is also the Co-Founder of both: the Root Slam poetry venue in Oakland, California, and the house Slam poetry venue in Boston, MA.
Sarah O'Neal is a queer Black Maghribia poet from the Bay. She is an alum of the 2015 VONA/Voices writers of color workshop. She is a two time member of the Brave New Voices team representing the Bay Area. Currently, she is a poet mentor at Youth Speaks and a student at Mills College where she studies English Literature and Ethnic Studies
Nomadic Press is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports the works of emerging and established writers and artists. Through publications (including translations) and performances, Nomadic Press aims to build community among artists across disciplines.