Writing as Resistance at the Wolf House
Writing as Resistance:
The most dramatic change (since the daily use of social media) is our ability to be elsewhere at any point in time, to sidestep what is difficult, what is hard in a personal interaction and go to another place where it does not have to be dealt with. Michael Price, Psychological Association
We developed this workshop to create a safe space to come out of isolation, to walk into what is difficult and to find the words to disrupt oppression, to address inequities, and to help heal what may be broken in our spirits and in our communities.
We will use our time to grapple with words - studying examples and generating new work. We will use our time to hear and to be heard.
Light snacks will be provided. Please bring any additional potluck food you may wish to share with the group.
Space is VERY limited. Reserve your spot early!
More about the instructors:
Sherrie Fernandez-Williams, Program Manager at the Loft Literary Center and author of Soft: A Memoir, holds an MFA in writing from Hamline University and is a recipient of an Artist Initiative Award through the Minnesota State Arts Board, a Beyond the Pure the Pure Fellowship & SASE/Jerome Award through Intermedia Arts, and the Jones Commission Award through the Playwrights Center. She was a selected participant in the Loft Mentor Series for Creative Nonfiction, and the Givens Black Writers Collaborative. Her work has been published in various literary magazines and anthologies. Fernandez-Williams discovered her need for words in Brooklyn, NY, where she was born and raised, but grew up as a writer in the Twin Cities.
Annette Schiebout is a consultant, freelance writer and project manager who has worked in secondary and higher ed classrooms teaching writing for over 15 years. She has participated in literary and musical performances throughout the Twin Cities and Los Angeles, including TIC, Saint Paul Almanac, Poetry Circus - LA, Cracked Walnut, My Ocean, iNMigration, Goth Mom, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, and Lock and Dames. Annette is the recipient of the Loft Literary Center Creative Non-Fiction Mentor Program 2014-15, and an Intermedia Arts SASE Mentee.
She has received residencies from Ireland for Writers, WritingXWriters, Sirenland, Mont Blanc, and Squaw Valley Community of Writers. She is published in rps, Honeypot Literati, F'Jords Review, Ó Bhéal and others. Her poetry film A Short History of My Addictions won Audience Choice Award at the Co-Kisser Poetry and Film Festival. Annette received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Hamline University. She calls Minneapolis, MN, home.
Bella Luna Studios at the Wolf House MPLS (View)
3359 Tyler Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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