Andrea Lawlor, Mount Holyoke College

Just this last semester, I invited Oliver to give a Poetry & Comics reading and workshop at Mount Holyoke College, as part of our Trans/Queer Writers series. Oliver’s session was a model for what a visitor can do in a short period of time… [he] was prepared with surprising prompts, funny anecdotes, and all the necessary supplies for participants to leave with mini-zines they’d created. His pedagogical engagement with this group was so easy and charming that even normally-shy students felt comfortable asking questions and sharing their work. After the workshop, I thought quite a bit about how I might adapt some of Oliver’s strategies in my own courses. I’d enthusiastically recommend Oliver’s workshops for writers of any experience, and hope he will come back soon!