IN COLLABORATION WITH: Lidia Yuknavitch & Zinn Adeline
5/25/18: 6:30 - 9:30
5/26/18: 12:00 - 9:00, includes a 2 hour dinner break
5/27/18: 12:00 - 9:00, includes a 2 hour dinner break
WHERE: The Corporeal Center: 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Are you writing in the in-between of things? Characters who are immigrants or stateless or refugees or people between home and homelessness? Are you exploring the bi-cultural or bi-sexual or transsexual voice and body? Are you creating cyborgs or shapeshifters or hybrids between species to tell a story?
Do you write alive the borders between spaces? Frontiers? Disputed Territories? Crossroads, dimensions, portals or thresholds? Rites of passage? Inside the flux and meld in between action, chaos, change? Dissolutions and Reconstitutions?
During liminal periods of all kinds, social hierarchies may be reversed or temporarily dissolved, continuity of tradition may become uncertain, and future outcomes once taken for granted may be thrown into doubt. The dissolution of order during liminality creates a fluid, malleable situation that enables new institutions and customs and identities to emerge.
Come write that with us.
Literature to have a look at: Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi,Toni Morrison, Beloved, Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony, Bill Shakespeare, The Tempest (yes, I will speak briefly to these works)
Handouts: EXCERPTS (don’t panic) from: Luce Irigary The Sex Which Is Not One, Helene Cixous The Laugh of the Medusa, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Can the Subaltern Speak
We will watch and discuss at least two of these films to explore liminality: Snowpiercer; Persepolis; Prospero’s Books