Inspired by text messages, printed word, digital media, and more, workshop participants will explore the work of letterpresses, lexicographers, and translators to create a broadside to take home.
This workshop offers the opportunity to write poems, or literary works, and receive editorial feedback.
What is a broadside? The Spudnik Press in Chicago defines the broadside as “an art print that incorporates imagery and printed text, typically highlighting a poem or short piece of prose.”
Participants will receive printmaking paper and stamps to create their own broadside.
About the instructor:
María Fernanda (she/hers) is a poet whose work explores the intimacy of sisterhood and, “the breaking and making of family.” (OkayAfrica). A recipient of The Norma Elia Cantú Award in Creative Writing, María Fernanda is also a recipient of literary appointments from The National Endowment for the Arts and The Arizona Commission on the Arts. Her poems, translations, and essays appear in The Wide Shore, The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext, Cave Canem’s Dogbytes, and more. For more information, visit, mariafernandapoet.com
This program is designed for teens and young adults!
Participation is capped at 30 people. Registration is recommended but not mandatory.
To request a reasonable accommodation for this program, please contact DCPLaccess@dc.gov or call 202-727-2142