Hi all! Thanks for visiting this page. The time to donate online has ended, but I am still accepting donations via cash or etransfer if you so desire. I’ve paid just over $600USD out of pocket, so any more donations would just go straight to “reimbursing” me.
Such excitement! Jaz Papadopoulos has been accepted to the 2018 Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices in poetry with Ryka Aoki. This is an incredible opportunity to be mentored by a trans person and someone of Asian descent (both identities that Jaz is connected to, but has never experienced in a mentor or teacher).
Jaz has received a partial scholarship, and a grant from the Winnipeg Arts Council. Despite this, there is still a funding gap — the retreat is pricey (plus the CAD/US exchange rate...oomph). Any help to support Jaz in participating in this retreat is great appreciated!
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Bio: Jaz Papadopoulos is an interdisciplinary artist who works in experimental poetry, installation, video and performance. They explore the in-between – that which is overlooked by language and other social and cultural powers – and are interested in diaspora, gender, bodies, place, memory, grief and ritual. Recently, Jaz completed a residency at the Cartae Open School in Winnipeg, Canada, and performed at Documenta 14 in Athens, Greece alongside Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens. They are a current recipient of the New Artist in Media Art Production Fund at Video Pool. Jaz lives in Treaty 1 territory, “Canada,” with their cat, their bicycle and a lot of books. Some of their mixed-media work can be viewed online at vimeo.com/jazpapadopoulos, and their journalistic writing is available at uniter.ca.
A description from the Lambda website: The Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices was established in 2007 and is the first of its kind ever offered to LGBTQ writers: a one-week intensive immersion in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, genre fiction and playwriting. The Retreat is an unparalleled opportunity to be mentored by the very best writers in our community, to develop one’s craft, make connections with publishing industry professionals and build a strong community of peers.