Workshop Leader: Domi Shoemaker
Co-facilitated by: Ruth Bryant
1/25/2019 (7-9pm not optional) 1/26/19 (10am-5pm) 1/27/19 (10am - 5pm), with a one hour break for lunch on your own.
WHERE: Corporeal Center: 510 SW 3rd Ave, Ste 101, Portland, OR 97204
Books have always been intrinsically linked to the body, whether through function, structure, or materiality. The earliest of what we consider books were wax tablets kept on the body and used by merchants to tally sales and debts.
The language of the book speaks to the bodies that made them and to which they relate. With their spines, heads, and tails or feet, books become surrogates for the people whose stories they tell.
In this collaboration, we will learn several simple book structures that can be used to tell stories in a different way. We will explore how materiality and structure inform narrativity, and vice versa. This collaboration will consider the possibilities of pop-ups and other moveable and interactive forms, exploring shaped pages, layering materials, and using unlikely supplies and Corporeal Writing methods to tell impossible stories. You will come away from this collaboration with your own book with a narrative that you built.
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.