Sex, Death, Laughter, Disease: Writing and the Body
Being human, our bodies mediate our experience. In this eight-week course, we will look at the ways embodied experience is communicated and crafted in poetry, fiction, and memoir. We will read short pieces in which writers have taken the body as their subject: its abilities, its pleasures, its failures and its humiliations. We'll do writing exercises that expand our physical vocabulary, sharpen our skills of observation, and take a closer look at the daily difficulties and joys of the corporeal. Finally, we'll work on critique and revision in weekly workshops that strengthen our practice as writers and as readers. This class is open to writers of any experience level.
Classes will meet eight Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00, starting September 24th. Total cost, including materials, is $295 if you sign up before August 31st, or $325 between August 31st and September 24th.
About the teacher: Lorelei Lee has an MFA in Fiction from New York University and has taught writing at NYU, San Francisco City College, at the San Francisco Center for Sex and Culture, and in private workshops. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Transfer, $pread Magazine, Salon, The Rumpus, and Denver Quarterly, as well as in the anthologies Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys, Feminist Porn Studies, and Off the Set. Along with Stephen Elliot, she is the cowriter of the independent film About Cherry, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and is now in distribution through IFC Films. She has toured nationally with the Sex Workers' Art Show, is an alumni of the RADAR Lab, and is a Literary Death Match Champion. She writes with playwright and performer Erin Markey for the blog I Deserve This, readable at guesswhatideservethis.wordpress.com.
Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|