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Crossing the Line / LGBT Memoir

March 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


A Writing Workshop led by Lee Schwartz

Reflect upon your journey as a child, teenager and adult who crossed the line of identity or sexual preference. Or are you the friend, relative or ally of someone who has crossed the line? What were the signs that you were different? When did you know? Who was the first person you told? This is an opportunity for writing and healing in a safe, confidential space. Create a herstory through the lens of identity: your body parts, first crush, hiding places, those who lifted us and those who didn’t. Let’s create a writing community to move us forward and affirm our lives.

Lee Schwartz

Lee Schwartz

Lee Schwartz is a Berkshire and New York City-based poet. She has an essay in Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (Oxford Press 2014). Her latest poems are found in the anthologies How Poetry Saved My Life and Writing Fire. Lee is a two-time winner of the Allen Ginsberg Literary Prize and has served as Artist in Residence at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. She is currently teaching memoir in the New York library system and the United Federation of Teachers.


March 17, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Berkshire Festival of Women Writers


Mason Library
231 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA
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