Queering the Boundaries: Commingling Art & Creation

with Meredith Arena

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reading, Memoir, Essay

In Person

Introductory

6 Sessions

Start Date: October 3, 2023
End Date: November 14, 2023
No Class: (skip days) 10/31/2023
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

How does art inform our rebellions on and off the page? In this workshop, we will use queer art as our jumping-off point for creative writing. We will practice blurring the boundaries between artistic genres as we draw, collage, collect and look. We will look at work from misfits and rebels (David Wojnarowicz, Zanele Muholi, Amaryllis Dejesus Moleski, K8 Hardy, Caitlin Rose Sweet, Catherine Opie, and more). Olivia Laing's "The Lonely City" will guide us into an archive. All bodies and genres are welcome.

No class dates: 10/31/2023

Registration dates: 

August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Meredith Arena

Meredith Arena

she/they

Meredith Arena is a queer writer and interdisciplinary teaching artist from New York City with 18 years of teaching experience with youth ages 5-15, both in afterschool and school-day arts integration. She likes to challenge authority, play theater games, garden, draw and wander. Her work can be found in various journals including Longleaf Review, Entropy, Lunch Ticket, and Peatsmoke. She holds an MFA in creative writing and a Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She hopes her students tune into their inherent creativity so they can access it when they most need it.

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