Studio Updates ~

cropped-untitled.jpgLots of events coming up~

There’s still space in the all-day workshop, Inspiration as a Sustainable Practice March 31.

Please register early as space is limited to 12.

This Thursday, March 14th, I’ll be reading with Kazim Ali, giovanni singleton, and Christian Gullette at University Press Books in Berkeley.

& coming up next Saturday, March 23,  I’ll be teaching with Theresa Wong at Montalvo Arts Center.

Here’s how Theresa describes her  ongoing workshops in Berkeley:

Theresa will lead a workshop exploring the voice through raising awareness of the body. During the workshop, the following topics will be explored: using the breath, singing long tones, awareness of body tension, the location of vibration frequencies and creating sounds via focusing awareness on the body. Simple games of conducting via free movement gestures will be used to generate vocal sounds including textures, melodies, text and noises to allow the voice to take flight into its infinite expressive qualities. The emphasis will not be on ‘having a good voice’, but rather on each individual’s use of their voice in a natural and personal way.  All levels/experience with the voice are welcomed.

I’ve long wanted to teach a poetry workshop with Theresa to explore the sounds of poetry in a more spacious and embodied way so I’m thrilled to be teaching this workshop with her.

• THE SOUND OF HAPPINESS: A Voice and Poetry Workshop

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 1 p.m. 3 p.m.

SoundofHappiness13062I’ll be joining Cellist/vocalist Theresa Wong for an afternoon of vocal and writing exercises exploring the relationship of voice, language, and happiness. Theresa Wong will guide participants in vocal improvisations which explore how chance creates the possibility of creative freedom. And I will lead a series of writing exercises inviting participants to explore how uncertainty can be a ground of possibility and generativity in writing poems.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience and is open to all ages, including children.

This workshop is organized in association with Happiness is…, the inaugural exhibition for Montalvo Art Center’s new theme, Flourish: Artists Explore Wellbeing. Over the next twenty months join us in exploring the question: how do we live meaningful, happy and healthy lives

more info here

Please note that there is no studio on Sunday, March 24.

February 24

March 3

March 10

March 17

March 24  No Studio

March 31 No Studio/All-day workshop

April 7

April 14

April 21

April 28

May 5

May 12

May 19 No Studio/All-day workshop

May 26

and on into summer:

• SEEDS OF CURIOSITY: YOUNG WRITERS IN THE GARDEN

Monday, July 15, 2013 – Friday, July 19, 2013

9 a.m. – noon (Ages 9+)

Apr09_3 077BLURWriting and gardening both invite us to pay close attention to the world around us. Each day in our creative writing camp, we’ll explore Montalvo’s grounds and let our discoveries help to shape our writing! Activities include writing poems, stories, making a journal from found materials, planting seedlings, and papermaking. Students will read their work at the end of the week.

More here

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