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We'll be getting honest in isolation and looking at love and intimacy in a time of infection. This series will serve as an intellectual first aid kit for when the WIFI goes out, for when your loved ones are far away (or too close,) for when you feel lonely, or simply for when you need to stop and take stock; a moment of self and universal love, the macro reflected in the micro, and the obverse. In this old school “how to” we will focus on “depth, not breadth,” in our relationship with ourselves, each other, and institutions. We will get to know ourselves and one another with abandon and grace. The gift of communication and correspondence is one that can not only be used to set the world on fire but one we can use to keep one another warm. With the power of imagination and articulation, we will begin exploring themes of consent and intimacy, power and grace, love and family. With courage we will look to our histories, both personal and political, to see how they can help us in our current circumstances. What does it mean to be “removed” from society? How do we connect and sustain ourselves and each other through that removal? How do we bridge the gap? And, is phone sex really safe sex?
A breakdown of the evening is as follows:
Origin (exploring the relationship with the self) – travel my roots as a feminist go-go dancer in 90’s NYC, modeling for artists and Playboy and going on to study comparative religion at Hunter College, before earning an MFA at City College, an MDiv at Union Theological Seminary and coming full circle to teach religion and social justice at Hunter College. What does it mean to be a naked academic? Do we judge ourselves more harshly than society judges us?
Getting Used To It (relationship with the Other/Institution) – what does it mean when people say the world will never be the same after Covid? Is it a bad thing to learn to approach public space differently? Each other? What are we learning about our bodies? Consent? Giving it? Withholding it? What does it mean to keep yourself “safe,” not only physically but emotionally and spiritually?
Imagination and Articulation (applying new models of relational understanding) In the final part of the series we will look at intimate correspondence, ways to articulate our imaginations and deepen our understanding of ourselves and each other in relationship. Bring a pen (or clay, or a paintbrush, or at least your imagination….)
Rest assured we will be talking about books, and boobs. And all sorts of other “political,” “titillating” and engaging things. There will be a reference list for further reading, there will be lecture, there will be discussion, there will be time for questions. If you feel like it, you might even write something or paint a mural between sessions. You might feel uncomfortable at some point, me too. That’s going to be just fine, bring a cup of tea; we’re going to learn lots together.
*Loungewear not only recommended but highly encouraged.
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Improve your writing by reading exciting poets! If you're a beginning reader of poetry or an already practicing poet, come discover the secrets of poetic form, metaphor, imagery, rhythm, and much more by looking deeply into the works of a wide range of poets – from Shakespeare and the classics to the best international, American, and LA poets—such...
Saturday Mar 6th, 11am - 1pm Pacific Time(6 sessions)
The SF Creative Writing Institute’s monthly Drop-in Poetry Workshops are one-off, three-hour workshops taught by a variety of talented instructors with different styles and themes. Poets of all levels are invited to join us for inspiration, lessons & techniques, generative prompts, sharing and feedback. Drop-ins are a great way to get a...
Wednesday Mar 10th, 5pm - 8pm Pacific Time
This six-week workshop offers a brief history and introduction to the intersection of new media and poetry. We will read and write poetry that crosses boundaries and engages modern technology and media tools to make poetry more accessible and appeal to a broader audience. Students will study the work of a new generation of tech-savvy young...
Sunday Mar 7th, 10:30am - 1:30pm Pacific Time(7 sessions)
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Thursday Mar 18th, 7pm - 8pm Eastern Time
Consider it the caviar of literature: tiny eggs with tremendous taste. Or the nitroglycerin: every drop explosive. Poetry's power has endured thousands of years, captivating the most passionate souls. If you hear mermaids singing or feel the winnowing wind or see the sun rising in ribbons, then you are one of these blissful few. To write excellent...
Tuesday Apr 6th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time(10 sessions)
The archetype of the passive muse found in Ancient Greece and the Middle Ages has been shed in the centuries since then; muses have found their voice, and minds have opened to accommodate spiritual, male and mutual muses. – J. Forster Throughout history the muses have been forever present in the work of the artist. These muses whether gods or real...
Monday Mar 15th, 6:30pm - 9pm Eastern Time(4 sessions)
In this four week intensive we’ll be studying queer poetry and poetics while working on our own poems. Queer here meaning both LGBTQIA , as well as unfixed (both meanings), as well as strange and poetics here meaning the study and theory of writing. To that end we’ll be looking at poems and essays from historical and contemporary queer writers...
Wednesday Mar 17th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time(4 sessions)
Students will attend NYC Level 1 writing classes at their scheduled times via video chat (with or without cameras enabled) or by calling in to the live chat with your phone. Your exercises will be shared electronically, and the format of the live class will be the same as when you attend class in person, with students and teachers responding to your...
Wednesday Apr 14th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time(8 sessions)
Willa Cather was her own raw material and self-transformation was her game. The writer who leapt into the forefront of American letters with O Pioneers! was already middle-aged. Slow emergence—by way of provincial journalism in Nebraska, high-school teaching in Pittsburgh, editorial work on various magazines—did not deter her from the...
Wednesday Mar 10th, 2:30pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time
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