In this interactive workshop and discussion, Kiese Laymon will share how to help students find their voices as writers and thinkers. He will discuss the role of the transgressive within personal narrative and memoir, exploring the value of vulnerability in transformative work in the classroom. After reading a brief excerpt from his writing to open the discussion, Laymon will be in conversation with TLH Faculty Co-Directors Shelly Eversley (Baruch College) and Matt Brim (College of Staten Island), covering topics such as Black studies, Queer studies, and memoir. There will be ample time for open Q&A at the end of the hour. All CUNY faculty, students, and staff are welcome to join.
Accessibility: ASL interpretation and live CART transcription will be provided.