Virtual Event: A Writing Workshop & Reflection on Deborah Roberts's I'M with Lighthouse Writers 1/12 & 1/19 @ 6PM


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Join writers Suzi Q Smith and Steven Dunn and artist Jada Dunn in a series of ekphrastic writing and artistic prompts inspired by the work of Deborah Roberts I'm, currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.


  • $85 General Admission
  • $75 Members (You do not need to login to purchase or receive your member discount.  Just use the promo code MCAMEMBERS at checkout and the price will be adjusted. Membership will be verified at check-in.)


This workshop WILL BE VIRTUAL. Writers will spend time reviewing the exhibition, using Roberts’s work to provoke and inspire their own writing. Please note: the class is two sessions, Wednesday, January 12, and January 19th, 2022. 

Events are from 6–7:30PM

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Deborah Roberts is an Austin-based artist whose work includes collages, paintings, a sound, and video installation, and text-based works on paper. Her portraits and installations critique contemporary society’s notions of beauty, the body, race, and personal identity. 

Suzi Q. Smith is an award-winning artist, activist, and educator who lives in Denver, Colorado. Performing across the U.S. for over a decade, she has shared stages with Nikki Giovanni, the late Gil Scott Heron, and many more. Her poems have appeared in Union Station Magazine, Suspect Press, La Palabra, Muzzle Magazine, Malpais Review, The Pedestal, The Los Angeles Journal, Denver Syntax, Word is Bond, The Peralta Press, Yellow Chair Review, and in the anthologies The Mutiny Info Reader, Diverse-City, His Rib: Anthology of Women, and In Our Own Words. Her chapbook collection of poems, Thirteen Descansos, was published by Penmanship Books. Her first collection, A Gospel of Bones, was published by Alternating Current Press in 2020 and her second collection, Poems for the End of the World, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2021.

Steven Dunn is the author of two novels from Tarpaulin Sky Press: Potted Meat(2016) and water & power (2018), and the chapbook Our Migrations (Business Bear Press, 2018 & 2019) Potted Meat was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award, and shortlisted for Granta Magazine’s Best of Young American Novelists, and adapted to a short film by Foothills Productions. The Usual Route has played at L.A. International Film Festival, Houston International Film Festival, and others. He was born and raised in West Virginia.