Labors of Love: Writing with Silvia Federici

with Amanda Montei

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry



4 Sessions

Start Date: November 21, 2022
End Date: December 12, 2022
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $216.00
General Price: $240.00

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Each week we will discuss essays by Silvia Federici, concentrating on her books Revolution at Point Zero and Caliban and the Witch. We will then write through somatic prompts based on the concepts we study. Our reading and writing will be inspired by housework, mothering, affective labor, marriage and family, creative production, feminism, witchcraft, bodies, and sexuality. Writers of all genres are welcome as we consider how to apply and embody Federici’s revolutionary writing in our urgent present moment.

Amanda Montei

Amanda Montei


Amanda is the author, most recently, of TOUCHED OUT: Motherhood, Misogyny, Consent, & Control, available now from Beacon Press. Her work has been featured at The New York Times, The Guardian, Elle, Time, The Cut, Mother Tongue, Slate, Electric Literature, Vox, Rumpus, Salon, The Believer, Ms. Magazine, Poetry Foundation, and in numerous literary journals. She was a 2020 Best American Essays notable.

She has taught, lectured and presented work at Stanford University, Columbia University, New York University, University of California Berkeley, University of Chicago, St. Mary's College of California, California State University East Bay, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, University of Virginia, State University of New York at Buffalo, Diablo Valley College, and many others. Amanda has been teaching for over a decade at the college level and at various arts organizations, including at Catapult, Corporeal Writing, Hugo House, Writing Workshops, and Write or Die. Her work has received support from In Cahoots, Riverrun Foundation, and Juniper Writer’s Institute.

She holds an MFA in Writing from California Institute of the Arts and a PhD in English literature from SUNY at Buffalo. She runs the popular newsletter Mad Woman and lives in California.

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