Poetry as Resistance with Tere Fowler-Chapman

April 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
191 E Toole Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
 “caring for myself is not self-indulgence
it is self-preservation
and that is an act of
political warfare
― Audre LordeJoin writer, community organizer and educator Tere’ Fowler-Chapman for a workshop that will use meditation, poetic mantra and generative writing as an act of resistance. Here, we will explore the idea that “loving and living in a world despite the violence we face is a form of radical action.” This workshop is an intentional space for our words to love on us, settle us, and in turn fuel us.First five participants will receive a copy of “Bread &” + Self-Care Kit

About the poet: Words on the Avenue’s founder, Teré Fowler-Chapman is a gender fluid writer, activist, and playwright—by way of Sonoran desert | by way of Boot’s Bayou. This poet was the first African American executive director of the Tucson Poetry Festival. This poet thinks that being the first is uncool. They took over their grandfather’s legacy and published their first chapbook, Bread &, released by Hope Etcetera Press in Spring 2017. They are a National Arts Strategies’ Creative Community fellow, and a Bettering American Poetry 2016 nominee. They are an educator, a spouse, and a family man. You can find Teré or their work forthcoming or published/performed in/at: Centennial Hall, Thinking Its Presence Conference, TENWEST Festival, March on Washington Film Festival — The Smithsonian National Arts Museum, University of Arizona’s VOCA, University of Houston-Victoria’s Downtown Art Series, TEDxTucson, Tucson Weekly, Feminist Wire, Arizona Public Media’s PBS & NPR, KXCI National Radio Station, Literary Orphans & more. When Teré grows up they want children with their wife’s smile, pronouns to no longer exist, a tiny house with a lot of land, and time to go to soccer games on Saturdays.”


One response to “Poetry as Resistance with Tere Fowler-Chapman

  1. This sounds awesome! Hope to see more of the same!

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