Classes

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

  • Term: Spring 2022
  • Start Date: May 4, 2022
  • End Date: June 8, 2022
  • Day of Week: Wednesday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $305.00
  • Member Price: $274.50

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Unpacking the Vastness of Masculinity

We’ll discuss masculine identity through the lens of a queer perspective, using excerpts from Stone Butch Blues, Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity, Blues Divine, Insubordinate, Pansy, Tomboy Survival Guide, and Nightsong in addition to social media and pop culture references. We will interrogate toxic masculinity and our own defining journey through the literary form of poetry, nonfiction, and short fiction.

Naa Akua

Naa Akua

they/she

Naa Akua, is a New York born poet, actor, educator, and sound-word practitioner who is Ghanaian/Bajan and queer. Akua uses the vibratory energy of sound and the intent of words as a vehicle towards healing. Akua, former 2019 Citizen University Poet-in-Residence is a Writers in the Schools (Seattle Arts & Lectures) Writer-in-Residence at Franklin High School, Hugo House teacher, and Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) youth facilitator. www.naaakua.com