DePaul University Division of Student Affairs > Diversity & Culture > Cultural Programming > Creative-self Studio Series

Creative-self Studio Series

Featuring locally and nationally recognized artists, performers and authors, the Creative-self Studio Series provides a workshop experience for students to actively engage in self-exploration and authorship of their multifaceted identities. Students will draw on their own personal experiences through meaning-making activities to​wards a greater understanding of self with connections to larger social constructs.

Slam Poetry Workshop with Kit Yan
Tuesday September 29, 2015
Student Center 120B, 2250 N. Sheffield
Engage in an interactive, educational, and fun workshop will award-winning slam poet, Kit Yan. Learn performance techniques and gain confidence in front of audiences. Bring in your own original works of poetry or just come as you are. This workshop is intended for both beginners and also folks who have performance experience.

Bio:  Featured in HBO's Asian Aloud, Kit Yan is a queer, transgender, and Asian American Brooklyn based slam poet from Hawaii. Kit’s work has been recently featured in Flicker and Spark and Troubling the Line two new queer and transgender poetry anthologies and has a forthcoming book with Transgenre Press.

Kit’s poetry has been reviewed in New York Magazine, Bitch, Curve, and Hyphen. His poetry has been taught all over the world and he has been seen on the SF Pride mainstage, National Equality March stage, the Department of Justice, and numerous international slam poetry stages. Kit's poetry has been commissioned by the Census Bureau and national queer visibility campaigns such as OUTmedia and Campus Pride's joint "Be Queer Buy Queer" and "Queer It Up" campaigns.

Kit has toured internationally with Sister Spit, The Tranny Roadshow, and Good Asian Drivers.  He is on both the Advocate and Campus Pride’s lists of recognized LGBT speakers. Some fun facts: Kit is the first ever Mr. Transman, and when he isn't performing he is eating ramen, playing ukulele, and talking story.