Sep 22nd 2022

Forms & Features: Christiana Castillo



Opening Thursday, September 22nd, from 6PM - 8PM

All are welcome to to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop, “All About Self Love,” created and led by Christiana Castillo.

In the workshop “All About Self Love,” participants will be invited to slow down and engage with critical self love and self care. Poetry is a powerful catalyst for care, and will be the mode for exploration in this workshop. Poets who engage in this workshop will create new works that serve their multiple identities as they continue to move through the world. We will meditate on the works of artivist ancestors bell hooks and Audre Lorde among contemporary poets and writers in this workshop.

Christiana Castillo (she/her/hers) is a Mexican-Brasilian-American poet, educator, and gardener born in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil and based out of Chicago. She is an alumna of Wayne State University where she graduated with a double major in English and Peace and Conflict Studies and Resolution. Most recently she finished graduate school at the University of Michigan with a degree in secondary education with a focus on teaching English and English as a Second Language. Previous work of hers can be found in The Pinch Journal, The Detroit Metro Times, The Acentos Review, Belt Magazine, Riverwise Magazine, among others. Her first poetry collection, Crushed Marigold, was published in 2020 with Flower Press. Castillo has had residencies and fellowships with Room Project, insideOut Literary Arts, Voices of Our Nations, and Disquiet International. Christiana is committed to being a culturally sustainable and healing centered educator.

Registration is required; space is limited. To register, email with the date and time of the session you would like to attend. If you would like to attend more than one workshop this month, please let us know which topic and session time is your first choice, second choice, etc. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s wishes while allowing as many people to participate in these workshops as is possible. This program is for adult participants, aged 18 and older.

Closed captioning is available via Google Meet. We are happy to provide ASL interpretation. Please let us know at least one week in advance, if possible, if you would benefit from an ASL interpreter in attendance. If you would benefit from any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing To learn more about Google Meet’s built-in accessibility features visit

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