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Corporeal Writing: Space Stations: A Module for BIPOC Writers by Pamela K. Santos
August 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
MODULE ONE: Ask The Cup & Who Will Answer?
LED BY: Pamela K. Santos
WHERE: Online (via Zoom)
WHEN: 4 weeks, 7 sessions, meeting Sundays and Tuesdays Aug 9 to Aug 30 (details on meeting times below)
Space Stations are a pilot project series facilitated by Pamela K. Santos as artistic practice incubators for BIPOC writers meeting in 4-week modules around themes of introspection and self-inquiry. “What is your relationship to your art?” is the central question guiding the twice-weekly virtual sessions and self-directed exercises. Space Stations envision cooperative communities (“waystations” in the galaxies) that writers can drop in based on needs and shape how to support each other in literary ecosystems of our own creation.
Ask The Cup & Who Will Answer?
What is your relationship to your art?
Asking the right questions is the start of any journey. Answers are less important than the questions you ask yourself as you write and consider your creative practice. Think of your art as a living being you want to be in dialogue with.
Let’s engage over 7 cups of tea (or beverage of choice) in writing prompts, casual reading discussion, and real-world conversations about writing processes. This first space station asks participants to be comfortable with questions and looking inward about relationships to one’s writing. Exercises will include provided readings, inventory of resources and strengths, and imagining possibilities of your art. Instead of products, the goal at completion is to have anchors: visual maps, text drafts, outlines, or other tangibles to divine practices, manifestos, and artistic statements.
Is this for you?
Space Stations is meant to be a space for curiosity and not judgment.
—Open to any levels of writers who looking for a non-judgmental, accessible co-learning environment as you find and/or revision your creative practice.
—If you’ve been looking for real-time support from other BIPOC writers on what it means to engage in a practice, this is definitely for you.
—If you could use short bursts of co-working time every week to think about art
—If you’ve been intimidated by “art language” or the “right way to say” things about your art or way you write
This first module of SPACE STATIONS is a pilot project, completely free to access. Any participating writers who would like to donate towards developing and sustaining this new exploration are welcome to do so. All donations will be routed directly to Pamela K. Santos in their entirety.
If you’d like to join this module, please fill out this form on Submittable and answer a few quick questions, and we will be in touch with you shortly!
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Pamela K. Santos is a queer Pinayorker writer and artist exploring relingualism and diasporic lineages. Pamela co-founded Portland’s Winter Poetry Festival in 2018. Her first book Secret Lumpia will be forthcoming in March 2021 from The Accomplices. Find more information at pamelaksantos.com
Meeting times (all PDT):
Aug 9 3:00-5:00pm
Aug 11 5:30-7:00pm
Aug 16 3:00-5:00pm
Aug 18 5:30-7:00pm
Aug 23 3:00-5:00pm
Aug 25 5:30-7:00pm
Aug 30 3:00-5:00pm