Power: The Poetry of Audre Lorde

In this Reading & Discussion series, Your Silence Will Not Protect You! – The Writing of Audre Lorde, we will take a look at the work of Audre Lorde and her view of language and storytelling as powerful technologies for self-empowerment. Each of the five sessions of the series will begin with a discussion of excerpts from her books followed by a writing prompt inspired by the texts we read. 

Participants are welcome to join any number of the five sessions in October – December 2020.

Power: The Poetry of Audre Lorde
In this session, we will read Lorde’s “Poetry Is Not a Luxury,” and selected poems from Lorde’s collections of poetry, Between Ourselves and The Black Unicorn, to discuss how poetry is a tool to interrogate our concepts of power.

This Reading & Discussion series is supported by Humanities NY.