Hybridity: A 2018 Labor Day Weekend Workshop W/ Lidia Yuknavitch in Downtown Portland
- Friday, 8/31/18: 7 - 9pm
- Saturday, 9/1/18: 12 - 9, includes a 2 hour dinner break
- Sunday, 9/2/18: 12 - 9, includes a 2 hour dinner break
WHERE: Corporeal Center: 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
A cohesive narrative can happen any number of ways. It can be an accumulation of fragments, it can be kaleidoscopic, it can by lyric, braided, circular, vertical, visual, it can be arranged as a palimpsest. Formal innovations in nonfiction prose writing open up multivocal opportunities for storytelling—voices previously marginalized at the edges of experience are also the voices—and bodies—that create and hold the shape of culture. Now more than ever we must amplify hybridity as a socially vital form of storytelling as well as cultivate hybrid forms as artistic and teaching practice.
There are a few books to read ahead of the workshop, and we'll watch films there together on Saturday and Sunday nights, and then talk about them as artistic practice realms. (Do NOT worry if you don't finish reading. Totally fine.) This will be a smaller workshop than we typically run. While space IS limited, please get on the waitlist if workshop is full!
Recommended Reading: There There, Tommy Orange; We The Animals, Justin Torres; Heart Berries, Terese Marie Mailhot.
Films we will watch together: Beasts of the Southern Wild & Tree of Life
Background theory, shared as handouts in workshop (that you can also ignore completely): Through Vegetal Being, Luce Irigaray; Selections from Ecofeminism: Women, Culture, Nature, Ed. Karen J. Warren; Ecofeminism: Toward Global Justice and Planetary Health, Greta Gaard and Lori Gruen.
Participants will leave with 2-3 hybrid drafts for future evolution (which may also be understood as novel or nonfiction vertebrae).