Open Write with Karen Finley (via Zoom)

Open Write –
May Exuberance: Friendship, Gathering and Memorials
Finley creates a series of prompts to guide your writing practice. For this session
in May we will review the feeling of energy and liveliness, an awakening of spirit.
We will consider the renewal and reflection of friendship, and being a friend.
We will consider gathering, the feeling of bodies together celebrating, crowds, and the collective connection.
And we will reflect on memorials. What needs to be memorialized?
With Memorial Day just before us – this day and symbol can be such a reminder of earlier times,
eras or as a place to mark the joys of the Summer Season. I look forward to our time together.

This open write is capped at 30 students. Registration is $30.

Zoom link instructions will be emailed at the time of registration and again the day of the group. Please check spam filter and email admin@writerscenter.org with questions.

Karen Finley is an artist, performer, and author. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her raw and transgressive performances have brought debate and controversy. Finley was the named plaintiff for the Supreme Court case Finley vNEA that challenged the decency provision in government grants to artists through the National Endowment for the Arts. Her performances and visual art have been presented internationally such as in The Barbican in London, Lincoln Center, New York City, the Bobino in Paris, amongst others. Finley is interested in freedom of expression concerns, social justice, visual culture, art education,, metaphysics and lectures, and gives workshops widely. Her most recent work is a collaborative participatory walk- Invocation: Retracing Seneca Village with Kimiyo Bremer. And she is developing a new project, COVID Anxiety Vortex Opera  Kaleidoscope Kitty Disco. Finley is the author of nine books, including her latest, Grabbing Pussy ( OR Books 2018) and the 25th anniversary edition of Shock Treatment by City Lights. A recipient of many awards and grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, she is an arts professor in Art and Public Policy at New York University. Follow her on Instagram @the_yam_mam

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023
Times: 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953
Presenter Website: writerscenter.org