Room To Roam: Writing the Voice of the Body with Edwin Torres (via Zoom)

Where are we located in our writer’s world and is that alignment reflected in our work? Part of allowing the creative process its chance to amaze, is to encourage that trigger into amazement. Structured as a creative laboratory, this generative workshop will enrich our natural tri-lingual bodies, our speaking-seeing-hearing body, by bringing our creative capabilities into the writing process to replenish the languages inside us. We’ll integrate sensory awareness, eco-poetics and movement into our writing practice to find those points of connection, finite, porous, and possible.

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. Please email misty@writerscenter.org with any questions.

All HVWC scholarship applications will be available on Dec 1 and will be due on Dec 15 for all winter/spring 2024 classes.

Edwin Torres is the author of 15 poetry collections, including; Quanundrum: i will be your many angled thing (Roof Books) which received a 2022 American Book Award, Xoeteox: the collected word object (Wave Books), Ameriscopia(University of Arizona Press), and editor of The Body In Language: An Anthology (Counterpath Press). Poetry fellowships include; a 2023 Artist Grant from Arts MidHudson/NYSCA, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, The DIA Foundation, among others. His interdisciplinary collaborations and performances worldwide have contributed to the development of his bodylingo poetics. In 2023, he organized and hosted “PYP: process/yes/process,” a monthly multidisciplinary performance series based on the creative process at The Bowery Poetry Club, NYC. He’s been an adjunct at Columbia since 2021 and also taught at UPenn, Bard College, Naropa University, Poets House, Poetry Project, among others. Anthologies include; New Weathers: Poetics from the Naropa Archives, The Difference Is Spreading: 50 Contemporary Poets on Fifty Poems, Poets In The 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement, Aloud: Voices From The Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Kindergarde: Avant Garde Poems & Plays for Children. He’s a native of New York City currently living in Beacon, NY.

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024
Times: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 914.332.5953
Presenter Website: https://www.writerscenter.org/calendar/roam/