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On Becoming 1 / Lost and Found / Tolentino
September 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Whitenoise Project presents a new BIPOC writing workshop: On Becoming, where we explore the state of becoming as a state of infinite potential and evolution, to contrast with the static essentialism of being.
Becoming is a verb with a consistency all its own; it does not reduce to, or lead back to, “appearing,” “being,” “equaling,” or producing.”(Deleuze/Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, 39).
please register for zoom link and password: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/on-becoming-1-lost-and-found-tolentino-tickets-119973633367
By popular demand, we are bringing back our first workshop for the full two hours this time instead of only one!
On Becoming (1) Lost and Found:
how we are lost in space and time. How we find ourselves. How becoming “lost and found” is a present participle, an ongoing act rather than a linear act that can be completed. This is as literal as a new immigrant learning the physical space of their new world. How we orient ourselves with cardinal directions, with landmarks, with stars. This is as figurative as how we are lost in a culture, in a future we didn’t foresee, in a path we paved that no longer looks like where we were aiming. How we find ourselves again with art, with retracing our steps, with the inner compass of listening to our bodies.
ARMIN TOLENTINO earned his MFA at Rutgers University in Newark. He is the author of We Meant to Bring It Home Alive (Alternating Current Press, 2019). Originally from Lincoln Park, New Jersey, he now lives in Vancouver, Washington with his wife and her three chinchillas. He’s an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship recipient, an avid (albeit usually unsuccessful) fisherman, and hopes one day to earn a Guiness Record for World’s Loudest Clap.