Gay Magic: Writing Down Our Queer and Trans Lives

June 7, 2024 - June 9, 2024
June 7 - 9, 2024. Begins Friday at 4:00 pm and will wrap up on Sunday at 1:00 pm
Turning Point Family Room – $695.00 Turning Point Private Room – $475.00 Turning Point Shared Room – $375.00USD

In this workshop we will read and write all the brilliance and beauty of what we have survived and what we are building. Using prompts, free-writes, the magnificent muck of our lives, and the full wing-span of our imaginations, we will create new writing across genres. Be prepared to dig deep. In our writing, we will make space for the fierce, radiant, sexy, disastrous, sacred and profane facets of our truths as queer and gender-fabulous folks navigating a mad mad world. Let this retreat be your permission to play, work, and risk.

This weekend retreat will focus on helping writers of all levels generate new work, build community, explore identity, and craft gorgeous writing. In each session we’ll explore a variety of juicy writing prompts and read or watch inspiring examples by queer, trans, and gender-expansive writers, with particular attention to QTBIPOC and/or disabled writers. The class format will include time for free-writing, peer workshopping, fishbowl-format workshopping with the instructor, and Q&A, as well as time for some somatic and mindfulness exercises to help us get connected with ourselves.