The Body Speaking
In Corporeal Writing, we try to capture the rhythms of body languages on the page. We consider how we write from our bodies, with our bodies, as if it has its own language and point of view. Because we believe it does. In this workshop in particular, we will use prompts that help us hear, see and feel, its languages, and we will contemplate its possible forms for the page. The body speaks in gesture, pain, energy, joy, desire, laughter, orgasm, imaginings. The stories of the body are the underbelly of our writing, pulsing, interrupting, soothing, singing. But the underbelly stories don’t have a proper beginning, middle, end, nor a traditional narrative arc with scripted conflict and satisfying redemption. If we rely on these pulses, interruptions, disruptions and songs to tell our stories instead, we will see that the body carries our unloved life, waiting. It carries the girl and boy in us, the birth and death in us, the sea in us. It carries the yes and no of us. Don’t wait any longer. Come and join writer & art activist Lidia Yuknavitch and psychodrama practitioner and poet Brigid Yuknavitch in writing for the body. One body, many bodies, our group body.This three-day intensive writing workshop is open to writers of all levels and forms, whether you are refining a piece or looking for material, this movement through the underbelly can open your creativity, inspired thinking, and deep knowing, resulting in the opening of your process in unexpected ways, allowing something deeper to walk in. You will leave with new ways to support yourself and your art making process.
The Workshop is $400:
Friday 10/21: 7—9 p.m. and includes drinks and snacks.
Saturday 10/22: 10—4 and includes coffee and lunch.
Sunday 10/23: 10—4 and includes coffee and lunch.
(Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options Will Be Available.)
The workshop is being held at The Edmonds Harbor Inn at 130 W Dayton St, Edmonds, WA 98020. We have a block of rooms reserved; call (425) 771-5021 and ask for the Corporeal Writing Group Rate. If you'd be interested in sharing a room, feel free to email the address below so we can put you in touch with each other.For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org