Atom Atkinson

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Atom Atkinson is a writer and teacher and formerly the director of Catapult’s writing program and Chautauqua Institution’s literary arts programs.

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Speculative Artist’s Statement for Queer Writers

Try out Atom Atkinson’s speculative artist’s statement, developed to help their students pivot from past educations to a utopian future of their own design.

Jan 27, 2022
Cover Photo: This photograph shows a hand uplifted to catch the reflection of a rainbow on their palm. The background of the photograph is grey and the vibe reads as pensive and melancholy.
What Does It Mean to Be a Queer Writing Mentor?

For our Education Week series, Atom Atkinson interrogates their teaching experiences and how they learned to write past queer melancholy in the classroom.

Jan 27, 2022