Procedures and Retellings
What is it that informs our writing? Is it identity? Personal discomforts? Politics? Language? Culturally, we might write as our ancestors might have spoken. Perhaps some of us are not meant to write in a linear fashion. To be “roundabout” or circular may be closer to how our ears are innately tuned. In this generative writing workshop we will write. We will talk about what provokes and inspires us to write. We will examine and dismantle, misread and fail for the sake of creating new work. We will modify our “engines” and expect no finished work as the procedures explored in this workshop will be durational and dependent upon individual comfort levels.
A writer, vocalist and sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna, 2013). Her interdisciplinary work has been featured at the Brooklyn Museum, the Poesiefestival in Berlin, Museum of Modern Art, the QOW conference in Slovakia, the International Poetry Festival in Bucharest, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, the 56th Venice Biennale and Beijing. As a curator and director, she has staged events at BAMCafé, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The David Rubenstein Atrium, The Highline, Poets House and El Museo del Barrio. LaTasha is the recipient of numerous awards; of them include New York Foundation for the Arts, Barbara Deming Memorial Grant, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, the Japan-US Friendship Commission, Creative Capital and the Whiting Foundation Literary Award. She lives in Harlem. (Photo Credit: Willy Somma)
*RESCHEDULED to Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 7-9pm | NY Writers Coalition, 4th Floor | 80 Hanson Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217