Hybridity w/ Lidia Yuknavitch- June 14th-16th


Hybridity w/ Lidia Yuknavitch- June 14th-16th

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Friday June 14th - 7-9pm

Saturday June 15th - 12-9pm

Sunday June 16th - 12-4pm

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 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.

You will receive a packet of advanced READINGS filled with exemplary hybrid writings—some "known" writers like Janice Lee and Justin Torres and  Chelsea Biondolillo, as well as some selected published pieces from participants of recent workshops led by Lidia which experiment with Hybrid forms.

On Saturday, we will watch one FILM together: We The Animals.

On Sunday, we will be visited by a panel of visiting Portland hybrid writers who will talk about why they write in these nontraditional forms.

Participants will leave with 2-3 hybrid drafts for future evolution (which may also be understood as novel or nonfiction vertebrae). 

(Art featured here is Moonbeam Redaction by Christina McPhee, part of the Collection of the Center for Corporeal Writing. Shellac-based and acrylic inks, watercolor, graphite, rabbit skin glue on canvasText in the painting is from "Ceremony," by Leslie Marmon Silko.)

The Corporeal Center houses all of Corporeal Writing's Face2Face workshops, readings, and open community hours Tues through Friday, 12 - 4. We are located in a beautiful historic building in downtown Portland. We are on bus lines, close to the Max line that goes to the airport as well as the Amtrak station. We are within walking distance to many hotels, some of our favorites being The Society Hotel ($), Embassy Suites ($$), Hotel Monaco ($$) and The Nines ($$$). With a bar, delicious burger joint, fresh salad bar in our building, a food truck lot out the front door, and Pine Street Market only a 3 block walk, food options abound.