Collective Poetry Writing Workshops
诗歌共写工作坊


离离草诗歌共写工作坊和不同社群、在不同语境下、用不同语言,探索关于身体、性别、食物、记忆等与离散社群息息相关的主题。我们用随机接龙的形式,一个人写两句话,另一个人接下去写,直到每人在每张纸上都写过为止。这种共写方法让所有参与者都能回应彼此的文字,传接彼此的情绪。在这个接续看见的过程集体的过程中,对话、疗愈和赋权就在发生。

CAO’s online and in-person collective poetry-writing workshops have engaged over 300 community members of the Chinese and Sinophone diaspora based in the US, UK, Canada, Singapore, China, and more. We carefully design guiding questions on queer/feminist kinship, food, and memory, to which each participant start on one page and turn to the next page(s) to continue what other people have written. These queer feminist poetics are intimate conversations with each other, holding space for joy, grief, and otherwise inexplicable feelings in diaspora.


July 29, 2023. Los Angeles, CA, USA
June 17, 2023. online
May 6, 2023. Brooklyn, NY, USA
April 17, 2023. Durham, NC, USA

December 4, 2022. online
November 27, 2022. online
November 26, 2022. online

November 19, 2022. Newark, NJ, USA

October 16, 2022. online

August 20 & 24, 2022. online



word, text, voice, sound, language, image, drawing, google doc, color pencil, pen, care