Poetry Workshop: Writing in Space(s), session 2: Construct(ed)

October 15, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For five weeks this fall, poet and educator Marissa Anne Ayala will lead a series of poetry workshops that encourage participants to engage, through writing and discussion, with the art and architecture of Pen and Brush. Each workshop will center on one of five central themes, each paired with a mentor text written by a contemporary female author.

The course is designed for new or experienced poets, and for artists who would like to explore Pen and Brush through a different lens. Attendance is not manditory for all five sessions (though of course we encourage participants to attend all of them), and all are welcome. We ask that those interested contact Lisbeth (lisbeth@penandbrush.org) to register for this session.

Instructor Marissa Anne Ayala is a writer and artist based in NYC. She has an MFA from the New School for Creative Writing and a BA from Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Her collaborative project, Inside/Outside: a map of self and place, is featured in Handwritten, a website devoted to pen and paper. She appeared in Connotation Press, designed and led a series of creative writing workshops with The Battery Conservancy, and continues to merge her love of art and literature.

Construct(ed) considers architecture, structure, and relation to space by focusing on the light and design of the gallery space. Working with excerpts from Elizabeth Grosz's Architecture from the Outside: Essays on Virtual and Real Space and Daniel Libeskind's The Space of Encounter, participants will address questions such as, How do you build a narrative? In what ways does architecture determine your relationship to all that is within this space? What words would you press onto this space?

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