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Queer Letters: Writing Stories About Identities, Families, Gender, Cultures, and Communities

December 3, 2019 · 4:30 pm-6:30 pm · Princeton Public Library (2nd Floor Conference Room)

Humanities Council; Princeton Public Library; Labyrinth Books

Centering on queer and trans experiences, this workshop will invite participants to explore questions of identity through guided free-writes, such as How does your family accept or respond to your gender expression or sexual identity? and What does it feel like to live in your body?

Afterward, attendees will share their writings with one another. From their writings, they will select quotes to be printed on postcards, which will each bear the Being Human logo as well as a prompt from the workshop. The postcards will circulate through public art displays at the Princeton Public Library, Labyrinth Books, and various spaces at Princeton University. At each location, free pens and postcard stamps will encourage members of the community to interact with the project by writing on and mailing the displayed postcards, creating ripple effects of affirmation, reflection, self-expression, and connection. Every workshop participant will also receive copies of all the postcards created in the class.

Led by Kelly Lin-Kremer, Data and Project Coordinator in the Department of History, whose work has been published or is forthcoming in Edible Jersey and InQluded, and Claire Spaulding, Springboard Innovation Fellow at the Center for Jewish Life, whose work has been published in Daily Science Fiction and YA Pride, in collaboration with the Princeton Public Library.

Spots are limited and registration here is required for this free event.

This event is part of the Being Human Festival 2019 of the Humanities Council.

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