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Writing the Body: Online Classes with Allison Kirkland
October 13, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - December 8, 2022 @ 8:30 pm
Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. ET: October 13th, October 20th, October 27th, November 10th, November 17th, December 1st, December 8th.
What does it mean to have a body in the world?
How can we find language for the experiences of our bodies? How can we reclaim the stories of our bodies from whoever else might be telling them?
Sometimes we don’t think of all of the different bodies that exist in the world: pregnant bodies, postpartum bodies, disabled bodies, bodies with needs that feel like “too much,” racialized bodies, trans bodies, immigrant bodies, bodies at rest, bodies in motion. Bodies also have different ways of existing in the world. Bodies change over time. Bodies have histories.
In this generative class we will use writing exercises, prompts and selected readings to process and communicate the experience of having a body, whatever that might mean to you. Additionally, this class will offer a way to practice a more embodied writing and reading experience.
This class is suitable for beginners and more experienced students. Come prepared to read and write.
Open to adult (18+) women writers, 12 students maximum
Registration closes: October 5th, 2022
Two full scholarships will be offered to writers who identify as disabled and who wouldn’t otherwise be able to access the class. Questions about the class? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison Kirkland is a writer and educator based in Durham, North Carolina. She earned her MFA from The New School and in 2022 received the Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Award. You can find out more at allisonkirkland.com or follow her on Instagram @alliekirkland