Arien Reed

Public Appearances

Arien Reed in black shirt and blue jeans, standing on a stage holding a microphone, with an ASL interpreter beside him wearing black clothing.

Upcoming

Creative Writing Workshops

Fresno/Clovis & Online Writers' Workshops

Short Prose, Poetry, Hybrid, Short Stories

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Book-Length Manuscripts

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LGBTQ Cultural Competence

Fresno City College

Constellating Care Art Exhibition

Online (Zoom)

October 4, 2021

Become a Trans Ally

Fresno City College

Online (Zoom)

November 2021 (date/time TBD)

Image Alt Text: Arien, a young man of fair complexion wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, stands near the front-center of a golden-brown auditorium stage holding a cordless microphone and gesturing to himself. Standing at the far end of the stage is an ASL interpreter of brown complexion and black, curly hair wearing formal, black clothes, and whose hands are in motion.

Topics

LGBTQ Cultural Competency (Safe Space Allies Training)

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 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 cisheteronormative bias and privilege, and how race, disability, and other aspects of identity can compound the oppression faced by many trans people. Participants are provided the specific tools necessary to understand what it means to be a trans ally and inclusive of trans people and trans culture, as well as some hands-on practice through interactive group activities. Participants will leave the session with resources, further study resource suggestions, ally pride stickers, and parting advice on the ways in which they can support their trans friends, coworkers, family members, and acquaintances both inside and outside the academic or professional 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

 

 

 

LGBTQ Presentations

Are You a Trans Ally?

 

Fresno City College (via Zoom)

Faculty Flex Day, Fall

August 6, 2021

Clovis Community College (via Zoom)

April 14, 2021  2:00pm PDT

Fresno City College (via Zoom)

Trans Visibility Day

March 31, 2021  12:00pm PDT

Fresno City College (via Zoom)

MegaConference

March 30, 2021  10:15am PDT

Fresno City College (via Zoom)

Faculty Flex Day, Spring

January 8, 2021

Fresno City College

Trans Awareness Week

November 10, 2020

Fresno City College

Trans Awareness Week

November 2019

LGBTQ Cultural Competency

 

Fresno City College (via Zoom)

Faculty Flex Day, Fall

August 6, 2021

Clovis Community College (via Zoom)

March 24, 2021  10:15am PDT

Fresno City College (via Zoom)

Faculty Flex Day, Spring

January 8, 2021 

Fresno City College (via Zoom)

Faculty Flex Day, Fall

August 7, 2020

Fresno City College

Faculty Flex Day, Spring

January 10, 2020

Fresno City College

Faculty Flex Day, Fall

August 2019

Fresno City College

Faculty Flex Day, Fall

January 2019

Fresno City College

Faculty Flex Day, Fall

August 2018

 

Fresno City College

Faculty Flex Day, Fall

January 2018

 

Fresno City College

Faculty Flex Day, Fall

August 2017

 

Trans Affirming Facilities

CCC LGBT+ Annual Summit (via Zoom)

April 28, 2021 

Understanding & Addressing the Needs Unique to LGBTQ Students

College Student Services Officers Conference (via Zoom)

Annual Conference, Fall

September 9, 2020​

Supporting LGBTQ Students in the Classroom

Fresno City College

Institutional Development for Equity, Access & Success

May 23, 2019

Creating a Safer Campus for LGBTQ Students and Staff

Fresno City College

19th Annual SCCCD Classified Professionals Mega Conference

April 14, 2019

Creative Writing Workshops

Short Manuscripts (All Genres)

Fresno/Clovis & Online Writers' Workshops

Online (Zoom)

September 16, 2021 6:00pm PDT

August 18, 2021 6:00pm PDT

July 21, 2021 6:00pm PDT

June 16, 2021 6:00pm PDT

May 19, 2021 6:00pm PDT

April 18, 2021 6:00pm PDT

March 17, 2021  6:00pm PDT

February 17, 2021 6:00pm PDT

January 20, 2021 6:00pm PDT

December 16, 2020 6:00pm PDT

October 21, 2020 7:00pm PDT

 

Book-Length Manuscripts (All Genres)

Fresno/Clovis & Online Writers' Workshops

Online (Zoom)

July 29, 2021 6:00pm PDT

June 10, 2021 6:00pm PDT

May 6, 2021 6:00pm PDT

April 1, 2021 6:00pm PDT

March 4 2021 6:00pm PDT

Facilitated Writing Discussions (Short Stories)

Fresno/Clovis & Online Writers' Workshops

Online (Zoom)

 

March 23, 2021 6:00pm PDT

March 9, 2021 6:00pm PDT

Public Readings

 

Poetry Readings

De Anza College (via Zoom)

Red Wheelbarrow 2020 Poetry Prize Awards Celebration & Book Launch

December 8, 2020

Mindwell Poetry (via Zoom)

We Don't Break, We Burn Brighter Anthology Launch

November 24, 2020

Hippocrates Poetry Initiative (via Zoom)

2020 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry Awards Celebration

May 15, 2020