New Mexico Literary Arts and Cut+Paste Society present
PLAY + WRITE + MIX, a series of innovative, affordable writing workshops in the fall of 2014.
How do play, language and form express who we are as individuals and as a community? We invited you to explore writing through traditional and contemporary forms of visual communication. Then share your writing in a final celebration PLAY + WRITE + SHARE where you can read along with workshop instructors.
PLAY + WRITE + SHARE
Sunday, October 26, 2:00-3:30pm
Living Room at CCA Santa Fe
Workshop instructors and participants read their writing and share their projects. Free and open to the pubic.
Advanced registration required. All workshops are $10. Scholarships available.
Participants under the age of 18 will be asked for parental permission. Scroll to the bottom to register.
Elizabeth Jacobson | Poetry Texting: An Extension of Body and Mind
Thursday, October 9, 2:00-4:00pm
St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art
This workshop employs phone texting to create compact, immediate and spontaneous collaborative poetry. Taking inspiration from Pablo Neruda’s Book of Questions, we will write our own questions and responses. Next, from the work generated by this exercise, we will partner up and use texting to create collaborative poems. Limited to 20 participants.
Elizabeth Jacobson is the author of the poetry collection Her Knees Pulled In, a finalist for the New Mexico Book Awards. She directs the WingSpan Poetry Project, which brings weekly poetry classes to the women residents at the Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her website: elizabethjacobson.net
Israel F Haros Lopez | Tlacuilo 101: Codex Making Workshop
Sunday, October 12, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Zona del Sol, 6601 Jaguar Drive (across from Southside Public Library)
For the Azteca the Tlacuilo was the poet scribe. She or he was the one that carved on wall or wood and painted the words on paper. Participants will collectively make a foldable codex book with images and stories derived from the participants.The first half will be a watercolor exploration looking at current trends of 'asemic writing' which is modern day pictograph work and examine what new language can be created through ancient and modern symbols. In the second half we will respond to writing prompts to write short narratives about where people are from and where they are going in exploration of collective ancestries and their context. Limited to 24 participants
Israel F Haros Lopez is a Chicano artist born and raised in East Los Angeles. He considers himself a modern day codex maker telling the herstories and histories through poetry, imagery and music. He has a B.A from Berkeley and an M.F.A. from California College of the Arts. His website: waterhummingbirdhouse.com
Stella Reed | Ordinary Cloth: The Secret Language of Women
Saturday, October 18, 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Yarn & Coffee, 1836 Cerrillos Rd
Participants in this workshop will explore the use of imagery and metaphor as code or symbol - how one thing stands for another. Inspired by the Nushu language of women from ancient China who wrote stories and poems on fans and stitched them into cloth used to bind their feet, we will be using the fabric of everyday lives in place of canvas or paper. We will embroider, paint, and write our poems or stories on handkerchiefs, stockings, the hems of clothing, tea towels, coin purses, scarves, fans and other objects using metaphor as a way to convey our deepest hopes for each other, our families, and women throughout the world. Limited to 12 participants. Women only.
Stella Reed is a poet and fiction writer who works with re-visioning myth and fairy tale. She is the Development Coordinator and a poetry teacher for the WingSpan Poetry Project that brings weekly poetry classes to women residents in shelters in Santa Fe. She is pursuing her MFA at New England College.