Love Paradox Supreme with Karen Finley (via Zoom)


Sunday, February 13, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


On this day before Valentine’s Day we will consider love as an ingredient in our writing. More than ever, we are living amidst a troubled world in turmoil, despair, hate, and violence. How do we center our practice within the love act of writing? How can our practice contribute to the love of humanity even in small ways?  There are so many ways to love – let us write the many ways! Yet, the word love has very few synonyms. So here, we will consider the environment, the condition, the description, the known and unknown, the intention. Your love intention can be silly, purposeful, sentimental, it can be profound, dizzying, a soul mate desire, it can be the love of a friend, of family, of nature, of spirit –to build bridges and heal souls and bodies. Where does the love go? This workshop will have a series of prompts that will allow you on your own writing journey. You will have time to review and edit your drafts and share what you like in our shared space. More of a space of exploration and creative investigation. Let the imagination begin anew!

It will be capped at 18 students. Scholarship information will be available on November 15th. Please read the course policies page before signing up for any of our workshops. Registration is $124 at:

This class will be taught via Zoom. The link will be sent at the time of registration (please check spam filters) and again in the day before class. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

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: Sunday, February 13, 2022
Times: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953

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