Reading and Writing with CAConrad
Genres: Nonfiction, Poetry, Reading
Open to all levels
We will read from CAConrad's Ecodeviance: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness, paying particular attention to the relationship between process, content, form, and product. We will discuss the role of creating activities for oneself to generate new and unexpected writing, and practice writing poems in the style of CAConrad. Finally, we will create our own personal rituals to carry out after class—these are meant to support students in writing beyond the workshop.
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Leigh Sugar is a multidisciplinary artist from Michigan. She currently teaches writing at the Institute for Justice and Opportunity at John Jay College in New York City, and holds an MFA in Poetry from New York University, where she studied on fellowship. Poems appear in POETRY, jubilat, Pigeon Pages, and more. Leigh has taught in a variety of settings to folks ages 0 through older adulthood, including undergraduate creative writing at NYU, facilitating writing workshops in state prisons through the Prison Creative Arts Project, and teaching academic and professional writing to justice-system involved individuals. A disabled and chronically ill artist, Leigh aims to foster accessible arts spaces and invites active feedback from participants in order to make workshop as safe and supportive as possible. We are all responsible to ourselves and each other, and poetry workshops are such a sacred place to practice this system of community care. Find out more (and say hello!) at www.leighksugar.com.
Social Media: @lekasugar
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