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Reading the Queer Body: Desire, Trauma, and Transformation with Thomas Dooley (Online Only)


4 Monthly Sessions Wednesdays, 6:00 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT September 22 to December 22, 2021

Online via Zoom

The ‘With Books’ option includes all titles required for this group at a 15% discount.

Meeting Dates:
9/22, 10/20, 11/17, 12/22

A vessel. A machine. A cage. A temple. Our bodies are more than just blood and guts, they hold past traumas, deep hungers, and the tumult of change. Through these four piercing narratives, we will explore the embodied obsessions and desires of queer characters searching for ways to connect to themselves and others.


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    Thomas Dooley

    Thomas Dooley

    Thomas Dooley is a poet who has taught creative writing at New York University and the craft of fiction at Saint Peter’s University. He is the Artistic Director of Poetry Well, an organization that celebrates and promotes poetry as a vital part of our individual and collective wellness. As a practitioner of medical humanities in area hospitals, Thomas facilitates literature and writing workshops with clinical staff and offers narrative interventions at the bedsides of patients and caregivers. His debut collection, Trespass (Harper Perennial, 2014) was selected by the National Poetry Series.