Rage to Page: Workshop with Sabrina Chap
Femina Potens is proud to present an artistic workshop with Sabrina Chap, editor of the anthology Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction, on May 7th in San Francisco.
Sabrina Chap is a playwright, singer-songwriter, and spoken word artist originally from the suburbs of Chicago. Her plays have been produced in the United States and Europe. She is currently on tour performing live sets from her new album We Are The Parade as well as delivering lectures and workshops on the subject of her book.
Live Through This is Chap's Lambda-nominated collection of original stories, essays, artwork, and photography from women and trans contributors, including Kate Bornstein, Carol Queen, Daphne Gottlieb, Annie Sprinkle, bell hooks, Nan Goldin, Carolyn Gage, Fly, Cristy C. Road, Amanda Palmer, Margaret Cho, Swoon, and more. The book is "a fearless exploration of women's silent rage, the power that can come from internal struggle, and the possibility of transforming this burning force into fierce and enlightened work".
These brilliant writers and artists, all of them currently pushing hard at the cultural edge, describe how having an art practice has helped them each survive self-destructive behaviors ranging from cutting, addiction and eating disorders to contemplation of suicide.
Sabrina Chap wishes to spread this gift of channeling destruction into creation through her workshop, "Rage To Page".
RAGE TO PAGE
Depressive, self-destructive and suicidal thoughts are experienced by more than 50% of college students, yet nobody wants to talk about self-destruction in a real way. Often shamed, these self-destructive acts are simply claims of power over oneself - power that, if channeled, can be used to fuel other acts - artistic creation.
In this workshop, participants will talk about the truths that lie behind self-destructive acts; what it feels like, where it comes from, and why it is so socially acceptable. Sabrina Chap will introduce students to several exercises that will reign in the power of their emotions and channel them into artistic creation.
Further information on Sabrina Chap and her work can be found at sabrinachap.com.
May 7th, 7:30pm
This intimate workshop will take place at a SOMA Loft space in San Francisco, address emailed upon ticket purchase.
Presented by Femina Potens
SOMA Loft (View)
address given upon ticket purchase
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|