In conjunction with Colored People Time: Banal Presents, ICA is proud to host the Transcribez Writing Workshop. Bring a piece of writing by your favorite trans author or your own work to share/workshop with others. Transcribez is a welcoming and fun community writing space where youth can explore their own creative voice amongst other trans/GNC individuals. Poets, musicians, playwrights, comic book artists, journalists, fiction writers, and more are welcome, but no prior experience is necessary!
Founded in 2016, Transcribez is a monthly creative writing group that is open and free of charge for youth ages 14–24 who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming (GNC). Trans and GNC-identified guest writers lead the group, and trans-identified facilitators attend and support all monthly sessions. Transcribez meets the second Saturday of every month from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, providing lunch (pizza/soda), transportation passes, and notebooks/pens/pencils for all attendees.
Past guest writers have included current Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera, Youth Poet Laureate Otter Jung-Allen, Pew Fellow CAConrad, LAMBDA award-winner Trish Salah, and Washington DC’s Ms Latinx Pride 2018-2019, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi.
For more information, follow Transcribez on Instagram: @transcribez
Major support for Colored People Time: Banal Presents has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support has been provided by Arthur Cohen & Daryl Otte, Cheri & Steven Friedman, and Brett & Daniel Sundheim. Exhibitions at ICA are supported by Stephanie and David Simon.
Programming at ICA has been made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation, and by Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan.
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