Arien Reed

Public Appearances

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Upcoming

Facilitated Writing Discussion

Fresno/Clovis & Online Writers' Workshops

Short Stories 

March 23, 2021 6:00pm PDT

LGBTQ Cultural Competency

Clovis Community College (via Zoom)

March 24, 2021  10:15am PDT

Are You a Trans Ally?

Fresno City College (via Zoom)

MegaConference

March 30, 2021  10:15am PDT

Are You a Trans Ally?

Fresno City College (via Zoom)

Trans Visibility Day

March 31, 2021  12:00pm PDT

Creative Writing Workshop

Fresno/Clovis & Online Writers' Workshops

Novels, Poetry Manuscripts, Memoirs, Collections

April 1, 2021 PDT

Are You a Trans Ally?

Clovis Community College (via Zoom)

April 14, 2021  2:00pm PDT

Trans Affirming Facilities

CCC LGBT+ Annual Summit (via Zoom)

April 28-29, 2021  PDT

Topics

LGBTQ Cultural Competency

One of the most vital first steps in building a welcoming, safe, and affirming environment on your college campus is educating your staff, faculty, and administrators on the basics of LGBTQ culture, how to be culturally sensitive to people who are LGBTQ, and what being an ally to the LGBTQ community really means. This 2-hour training aims to provide participants with an understanding of how to be inclusive, address LGBTQ-phobia microaggressions, and how to support LGBTQ students in crisis.

Are You a Trans Ally?

Few people are aware of the different kinds of trans people or understand what it means to be trans, much less how to sensitively interact with people who are trans or who appear to be trans. This 1-2 hour presentation expounds and breaks down the diverse gender identities currently in existence today versus biological sex, sexual orientation, gender roles, and gender expression. Participants are introduced to their own unconscious heteronormative bias and given the tools necessary to understand what it means to be a trans ally and inclusive of trans people and trans culture. Participants will also be introduced to the many ways in which they can support their trans friends, coworkers, family members, and acquaintances both inside and outside the learning or service environment.

Trans Affirming Spaces

Do you know what kinds of policies, programs, facilities, resources, services, events, employee benefits, managerial practices, and curricula inclusions your educational institution should establish and maintain for your campus to be a place where trans students and employees thrive? This 1-hour presentation introduces participants to the many ways in which their campuses could and should be inclusive and affirming of their trans students and employees so that they can excel as effectively as their cisgender counterparts.

Poetry Reading and/or Creative Writing Speaking Engagement

An MFA graduate who has had various poetry, art, non-fiction, and hybrid works published nationally and internationally, Arien Reed occasionally reads his work publicly (upon request) and can also speak to various topics about the technical aspects of poetry or fiction he has used in his own works and admired in the works of other writers.

Creative Writing Workshops

An MFA graduate, nationally and internationally published writer, and organizer of the Fresno/Clovis & Online Writers' Workshop (effective September 2020) Arien Reed regularly provides workshops on all forms of creative writing. Learn more on Eventbrite.

Creative Writing Facilitated Discussions

An MFA graduate, nationally and internationally published writer, and organizer of the Fresno/Clovis & Online Writers' Workshop (effective September 2020) Arien Reed hosts viewings of films, MasterClass lecture videos, writing podcasts, writing vlogs, etc., followed immediately by a facilitated discussion on the techniques, concepts, and practices discussed in the material viewed. Learn more on Eventbrite.

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Past Appearances

Creative Writing Workshop

Fresno/Clovis & Online Writers' Workshops

Short Prose, Poetry, Hybrid, Short Stories

March 17, 2021  6:00pm PDT

Facilitated Writing Discussion

Fresno/Clovis & Online Writers' Workshops

Short Stories 

March 9, 2021 6:00pm PDT

Creative Writing Workshop

Fresno/Clovis & Online Writers' Workshops

Novels, Poetry Manuscripts, Memoirs, Collections

March 4 2021 6:00pm PDT

Creative Writing Workshop

Fresno/Clovis Writers' Workshop

Short Prose, Poetry, Hybrid, Short Stories 

February 17, 2021

Creative Writing Workshop

Fresno/Clovis Writers' Workshop

Short Prose, Poetry, Hybrid, Short Stories 

January 20, 2021

LGBTQ Cultural Competency

Fresno City College (via Zoom)

Faculty Flex Day, Spring

January 8, 2021 

Are You a Trans Ally?

Fresno City College (via Zoom)

Faculty Flex Day, Spring

January 8, 2021

Creative Writing Workshop

Fresno/Clovis Writers' Workshop

Short Prose, Poetry, Hybrid, Short Stories 

December 16, 2020

Poetry Reading

De Anza College (via Zoom)

Red Wheelbarrow 2020 Poetry Prize Awards Celebration & Book Launch

December 8, 2020

Poetry Reading

Mindwell Poetry (via Zoom)

We Don't Break, We Burn Brighter Anthology Launch

November 24, 2020

Are You a Trans Ally?

Fresno City College

Trans Awareness Week

November 10, 2020

Creative Writing Workshop

Fresno/Clovis Writers' Workshop

Short Prose, Poetry, Hybrid, Short Stories 

October 21, 2020

Understanding & Addressing the Needs Unique to LGBTQ Students

College Student Services Officers Conference (via Zoom)

Annual Conference, Fall

September 9, 2020​

LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training

Fresno City College (via Zoom)

Faculty Flex Day, Fall

August 7, 2020

Poetry Reading

Hippocrates Poetry Initiative (via Zoom)

2020 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry Awards Celebration

May 15, 2020

LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training

Fresno City College

Faculty Flex Day, Spring

January 10, 2020

Are You a Trans Ally?

Fresno City College

Trans Awareness Week

November 2019

LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training

Fresno City College

Faculty Flex Day, Fall

August 2019

Supporting LGBTQ Students in the Classroom

Fresno City College

Institutional Development for Equity, Access & Success

May 2019

Creating a Safer Campus for LGBTQ Students and Staff

Fresno City College

19th Annual SCCCD Classified Professionals Mega Conference

April 2019

LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training

Fresno City College

Faculty Flex Day, Fall

January 2019

LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training

Fresno City College

Faculty Flex Day, Fall

August 2018

LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training

Fresno City College

Faculty Flex Day, Fall

January 2018

LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training

Fresno City College

Faculty Flex Day, Fall

August 2017