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Race, History & the Body (ASYNCHRONOUS)

All Levels | The body has been both the metaphor and the literal site of contestation: the gazed upon, the exhibited, the racialized, gendered other. How do writers document, perform, and resist through the body? We will examine poems by a diverse group of writers, including Heid Erdrich, Craig Santos Perez, Sharon Bridgforth, Mahmoud Darwish, and Matthew Shenoda, and explore our own work as documentarians, cartographers, and archaeologists. We will write, using the body and found texts about the body as source and inspiration.

This class takes place online via our partners at Wet Ink, and sessions can be completed at your own pace each week.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Aimee Suzara

Class Type: 4 Sessions

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Term: Summer 2021

Start Date: 08/09/2021

End Date: 08/30/2021

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 2:39 pm – 2:39 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

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Aimee Suzara

Aimee Suzara is a Filipino-American poet, playwright, and performer based in Oakland, CA whose mission is to create, and help others create, poetic and theatrical writing about race, gender and the body to provoke dialogue and social change. Her debut poetry book, SOUVENIR (WordTech Editions 2014) was a Finalist for the WILLA Award 2015 and her plays A HISTORY OF THE BODY and TINY FIRES were Finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2015 and 2016. A YBCAway awardee and Spirited Woman Fellow (AROHO), her theater and performance work has been presented nationally and staged at Berkeley Repertory Theater, CounterPULSE, the World Theater and Bindlestiff Studio and selected for PlayGround, United States of Asian America Festival, Emerging Performance Festival, The National One-Minute Play Festival, Utah Arts Festival, and APAture; she collaborated as a writer-performer with Deep Waters Dance Theater in 2007-2011 and with other groups such as the San Francisco State University University Dance Theater. She is a 4th season member of the Playground SF Writer's Pool at Berkeley Repertory Theater. An advocate for arts education, she has taught composition at Bay Area Colleges and Universities since 2006 and has offered workshops and coaching in creative writing since 2003. www.aimeesuzara.net

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