FLINT, Mich. – Organizers of the Flint Festival of Writers announced today that renowned literary institution PEN America will partner with the festival in September 2019 to host a free workshop with 2019 PEN/Osterweil Award for Poetry Honoree Jonah Mixon-Webster.
Mixon-Webster, who grew up in Flint, is the author of the poetry collection Stereo(TYPE) from Ahsahta Press. The book explores the intersection of space and body, race and region, and sexuality and class and wrestles with the ongoing crisis in Flint.
His workshop, “Art Activism and Ecopoetics,” will encourage participants to see themselves as art activists with voices capable of dismantling dominant narratives. The workshop will take place at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Ferris Wheel, 615 Saginaw St. It is open to the public