Get Lit's Poetic Convergence is a convening of educators, student leaders, arts champions, and poetic giants for a full day of workshops, panels, and breakout sessions to forge and strengthen bonds between students, teachers, schools, and communities.
Each participating Get Lit school can bring up to 6 educators and student leaders.
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2022 KEYNOTE WORKSHOPS
Franny Choi is a queer, Korean-American writer. Her most recent book is Soft Science (Alice James Books, 2019), which was a Nylon Best Book of 2019, was awarded the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Elgin Award in 2020, and was a finalist for awards from Lambda Literary, Publishing Triangle, and the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Choi is also the author of the chapbook Death By Sex Machine (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017) and the debut collection Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody Publishing, 2019). Her next book is The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On, forthcoming from HarperCollins (November 2022).WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Paul Tran is the author of the debut poetry collection, All the Flowers Kneeling, published by Penguin in the US and the UK. Their work appears in The New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. A recipient of the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, as well as fellowships from the Poetry Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts, Paul is the first Asian American since 1993—and first transgender poet ever—to win the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam, placing top 10 at the Individual World Poetry Slam and top 2 at the National Poetry Slam. Paul has taught at Washington University in St. Louis and Stanford University. They're currently an Assistant Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. His debut book of poems, Citizen Illegal, was a finalist for the PEN/ Jean Stein Award and a winner of the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize. It was named a top book of 2018 by The Adroit Journal, NPR, and the New York Public Library. Along with Felicia Chavez and Willie Perdomo, he co-edited the poetry anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT.WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION