Dog Day Afternoon with Karen Finley via Zoom

This August 1 workshop will be a series of prompts to inspire your summer writing. This workshop will feature a series of contemplations inspired by dogs, the film Dog Day Afternoon, and the summer afternoon as backdrop. I am excited about this configuration, and the reflection it will provide us.  First, dogs. Yes, dogs as friend, as character, as familiar, as memory, as spirit guide. The title of the workshop is borrowed from the infamous film based on a true story starring Al Pacino of 3 amateur bank robbers whose plans go awry on a hot afternoon. We won’t be illustrating this film literally but rather consider concepts, plots twists and character sympathies. It is also a way to consider cinema as research, the act and place of cinema, the theater, the coolness to associate and offer poetic reference. You will have time to deepen your practice and experiment. I am inspired and cannot wait!! to guide you for the summer workshop.

This will be a three-hour poetry workshop with Karen Finley. More information will be posted as we have it. Please email ask@writerscenter.org with any questions.

NB: This class will be taught on Zoom and will be capped at 15 students. Registrants will receive the Zoom link to the email address they use to register. It will arrive immediately after registration so please check your spam folder if you do not receive it. It will also be sent the day before class as a reminder. Please review the course policies page before registering for any classes.

Karen Finley is a performance artist whose work has long provoked controversy and debate. She has performed at the Lincoln Center (NYC), the ICA (London), the Steppenwolf (Chicago), and the Bobino (Paris). Her art is in the collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, among other places. She has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Obies, two Bessies, and a Ms. magazine Woman of the Year Award. Her books include Shock Treatment, Enough is Enough, Living It Up, A Different Kind Of Intimacy, George and Martha, The Reality Shows, and Grabbing Pussy. Finley is a professor in the department of Art and Public Policy at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Times: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953
Presenter Website: https://www.writerscenter.org/calendar/dog-day/