Limit 12 members. This 10 week program will meet at LifeWorks, 1125 N. McCadden Place, LA, CA 90038 every THURSDAY from 6-8pm. We ask for a commitment to the full 10 weeks, as this class will culminate in a performance at Models of Pride on Saturday, October 13th, 2012. It's a Gender and Social Justice Poetry writing workshop. You will explore basic skills of journaling and keeping a log of your own personal life stories. Participants will build a collection of individual and group poems. You will learn the power of editing and rewriting. You'll also turn these powerful words into performance pieces and be given tools to ease performance anxiety, stage fright and shyness. Participants will learn about LGBTQQ spirit, and Eros—in this way, dismantling negative narratives and creating positive narratives through poetry and empowerment. Pleas sign up!