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January 1, 2022 @ 11:30 am - January 23, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

RSVP BELOW by Jan 12!

Join us for a 4-week VIRTUAL poetry workshop with longtime poet, cultural worker, and organizer, Hector Rivera. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Saturdays, Jan 22 – Feb 12 

11:30am EST/8:30am PST

Each session is 1.5 hr long.

Participants will explore forms, poetic tools, processes, as well as read works from visionary poets. There will be ample research, brainstorming, writing, and creation time. The theme of the workshop is “We Dare to Invent the Future,” based off a Thomas Sankara saying:

It took the madmen of yesterday for us to be able to act with extreme clarity today. I want to be one of those madmen. We must dare to invent the future.

At the culmination of the workshop series, participants will have completed an anthology in the autonomous publishing style known as the cartonera.  


  • Hector Rivera
    Hector Luis Rivera is a Bronx born Boricua poet and song writer, performing since 1990. For 16 years, he co-led the Welfare Poets, scripting rap, Puerto Rican sones de bomba, and Puerto Rican plenas. Following his move to Chicago in 2006, and extending to this day, Hector enriched the genre … Read More ›


January 1, 2022 @ 11:30 am
January 23, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
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