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On The Metaphysics of Deep Gossip: Bagley Wright Lecture Series

In this memoir and craft talk, Lisa Jarnot reflects on her entanglement in the New York poetry scene over twenty-five years. Beginning with the proposition that deep gossip and urban mindfulness are sacred practices, she explores the places where the New York School’s feminine, marvelous, and tough irreverence opens into a deeper mystery that is passed down as a liturgy of ecstatic connectedness. The Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry supports contemporary poets as they explore in-depth their own thinking on poetry and poetics, and give a series of lectures resulting from these investigations. Lectures are delivered publicly in partnership with institutions and organizations nationwide. Find out more about past, present, and future lecturers, and explore the archive at www.bagleywrightlectures.org. Charlie Wright, Publisher of Wave…

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The Stacks Coffeehouse: November Write-In

Gather online with a group of writers on a Saturday morning! This will be focused, dedicated writing time, filled with inspiration, writing exercises, guided writing time, and discussion about writing craft. All levels are welcome. All you need is three hours of Saturday morning that you can steal from the rest of your daily obligations, a device that can connect with us on Zoom, and something to write on, whether that’s pen/paper, laptop, or a typewriter.

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Virtual Author Event: Jen Hewett, author of THIS LONG THREAD, in conversation w/ Mia Nakaji Monnier

Join us for a pre-publication celebration of the diverse work of women of color in the craft community. Weaving together interviews, first-person essays, and artist profiles, THIS LONG THREAD explores the work and contributions of people of color across the fiber arts and crafts community, representing a wide spectrum of race, age, region, cultural identity, education, and economic class. Be inspired by the work and stories of innovative artists and artisans, such as Cynthia Alberto, Windy Chien, Naiomi Glasses, Sonya Philip, Latifah Saafir, and Lisa Woolfolk, who are making exceptional contributions to the world of craft. About Jen Hewett: Jen Hewett is a printmaker, surface designer, and teacher based in New York’s Hudson Valley. In addition to designing and selling her own products, Jen designs…

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Bookarts: Stab Stitch & Variations

Register here $25-55 sliding scale 3 no-cost spots available; BIPOC prioritized; reach out to hquinn@iprc.org to inquire Bookarts Workshop: Stab Stitch & Variations In this introductory book arts workshop, participants will come away equipped with a basic understanding of the tools required for bookbinding, and will learn how to bind books through Japanese stab binding. This non-adhesive binding makes gorgeous decorative patterns on the spine of the book. We’ll go over several different styles and techniques, and you’ll leave class with 3-4 notebooks handmade by you! Paper materials provided. Beginners welcome. Instructor: Isabel Diana Class capacity: 10 Class meeting: Sunday, August 15th, 12-2pm PST $25-55 sliding scale 3 no-cost spots available; BIPOC prioritized; reach out to hquinn@iprc.org to inquire Required Materials: Waxed Linen Thread Awl…

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New Moon Collage Circle

Join Sarah Lofthouse in a New Moon Collage Circle. We will be creating collages as a form of intention setting. Drop by anytime during this time to learn about the new moon and create an intention collage. Bring your favorite collage material. Community supply will be available to use. Sliding suggested donation $5-$25 – nobody will be turned away for lack of funds! Masks required. SIGN UP!

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Friday Night Collage

Low-key collage session First Fridays of the month hosted by Hope Amico FREE! We will have magazines, ephemera, paper, photos, mats and blades, scissors and glue. So bring a project or come to be inspired! We will open the garage door, weather permitting. No experience necessary though there will be no instruction. Join us and meet others. This meet up is free (though donations to True North are always welcome). E-mail Hope with any questions or concerns. Masks required! SIGN UP!

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Tech Support Group

This workshop will take place on zoom. Register here. In this four-part workshop meets peer support group, participants will gather to cultivate community and creative consciousness around the complex presence that smartphones have in our lives. Each meeting will include space for sharing, inquiring, exploring creative prompts and developing ideas for a cumulative collaborative Tech Support zine. The zine may include drawings, writings, poems, prompts, experiments, photos, etc which reflect the unique experiences participants have with their phones. Participants can expect weekly email offerings with questions, prompts and themes to support their processes, to be used if desired. About the facilitator: Erika Dedini (she/her) holds a Bachelor of Science in Art Practices from Portland State University. She has completed a two-year training program in mindful somatic therapy from Mindful…

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True North Studios: Crit Night

Hosted by Sarah Lofthouse + True North Studios Crit Night is a safe place to get feedback on art or creative project. Allow us to be your sounding board and help you create the best work possible. Aren’t ready to present? All are welcome to join in supporting creatives regardless of experience. Sliding suggested donation $5-$25 – nobody will be turned away for lack of funds! Masks required! About the host Sarah Lofthouse is a mixed media artist. She holds a Post Bacc Certificate from School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Studio Arts and BA in Studio Arts from California State University, Los Angeles. Her primary mediums are painting and photography. When she is not in the studio, Sarah can be found cooking…

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2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: Character in Scene, with Kim Fu

*Saturday is sold out, join waitlist by emailing workshop@gmail.com or purchase Sunday below* The best fictional characters, like real people, can seldom be boiled down to a simple list of traits and adjectives. They exist in communities and relationships, are borne from and generate conflict, and are inseparable from the story being told. They might draw from the writer’s personal knowledge and experiences, while blossoming into someone wholly different and new. Who they are dictates what they do, but what they do also tells us who they are. In this class, we will practice building story and character in tandem, and writing key scenes that reveal a character to the reader—and to the writer. Participants will leave with new writing: new ways to understand and…

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2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: Seeding a Speculative World, with Dominica Phetteplace

This class will explore the joys of creating a world that departs from our agreed-upon reality in significant ways. Science-fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism and other genres have exciting storytelling potential arising from the way characters interact with their surroundings. This class will focus on character and world building exercises that set up narratives with depth and momentum. Tin House is proud to announce our latest virtual Craft Intensives Series. A series of 3-hour-long masterclasses lead by  Tin House Residents and Tin House Books Authors, these Intensives combine close reading, discussion, and in-class writing to offer a potent dose of inspiration and explore what makes writing work when it works. Join us! Applying Admissions are rolling—first come, first served—and will fill fast! You do not…

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