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Scott Wiggerman presents workshop on ‘Sex, Gender, Desire’ on March 15

Scott Wiggerman, a renowned Austin-based poet, will present his workshop ‘Sex, Gender, Desire: Exploring Queer Identity through Poetry and Art’ on March 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. The workshop is limited to 48 participants and costs $50 for MFAH members and $55 for non-members.

Wiggerman authored two books of poetry, his poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and publications, and he has edited multiple volumes of work, including a book on exercises and poetry practice. He has been the recipient of three Pushcart nominations and is the chief editor for Dos Gatos Press and publisher of the ‘Texas Poetry Calendar.’

The day-long workshop will include discussions and writing exercises that deal with queer desire, queer differences, and queer myths. Poetry by LGBTQ American poets, such as Tim Trace Peterson, Frank Bidart, Reginald Shepherd, Joy Harjo, June Jordan, and others will be read by the class. In addition, there will be a short tour of some works in the MFAH collection, such as Henry Fuseli’s ‘The Dismission of Adam and Eve from Paradise,’ and a ‘provocative’ slideshow. There will also be a discussion of ekphrastic writing (writing that is inspired by other art forms).

To pre-register for the event, go to their website or contact lectures@mfah.org.

The workshop will be held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, located at 1001 Bissonet, Houston. The workshop will meet in the American General Conference Room, Mezzanine Level in the Beck Building. Doors open at 9 a.m.