Are you an improviser who's always wanted to try writing fiction? Are you a fiction writer who's always wondered about improv? Are you an art maker who feels stuck in your work right now? Are you just a person who's curious with a few extra bucks in your budget this month? If any of these scenarios sound familiar, this workshop is for you! Using a combination of improv games and writing exercises, we'll discover how an interdisciplinary approach to art can help us discover just what we're capable of!
This workshop is open to all experience levels, open to ages 16+
June 13th- 6pm - 9pm $30
You’ve got the tools to make compelling characters, you know the story spine like the back of your hand… now learn how to use your improv brain to write short stories and novels! This workshop will take those sweet sweet improv skills and take you on a whole new storytelling journey. Plot twist: learning to write fiction can also better your improv!
$30 / 3 hours / Limited Space / **Class held at Hideout Studios (2505 E 6th St, Unit C)
Saturday, April 1st from 10am – 1pm at Austin Bat Cave. LUNCH INCLUDED!
This workshop is open to students ages 12-16 years old. Click here to register!
Do you like poetry? Do you like comic books? Do people tell you those two things don’t go together? Let’s spend a Saturday proving them wrong as we learn about poetry comics, a brand-new kind of writing where poetics and images make anything possible! We’ll learn tools for writing and drawing, we’ll push the boundaries of the possible, we’ll explore the work of other poet comic artists, and we’ll leave the class with our own completed poetry comic. No experience in either drawing or writing is necessary here – just a curious mind and a love of the strange!
“Woman has sex organs just about everywhere […]. Feminine language is more diffusive than its ‘male counterpart.’ That is undoubtedly the reason […] her language […] goes off in all directions and […] he is unable to discern the coherence.” – Luce Irigaray
Who are you? How do you find the form(s) that you need to make? How can we exist as women-identifiers in historically male spaces, and what does it mean to make something that’s really female-centric, that’s separate from and subversive to the male history of fiction writing? In this one-off class, writer Bridget Brewer will lead us through discussions, creative experiments, and explorations of what it means to make fictional work as a woman-identifying person. We’ll look at some truly wild women – we’ll revel with Claude Cahun and Anais Nin, with St. Hildegard von Bingen, with Bhanu Kapil and Helene Cixous, with Jamaica Kincaid and Dorothy Allison. We might dip our toe into Janelle Monae and her concept album, The ArchAndroid. We might talk about Agnes Varda’s cinematic essay on female aging and refuse, The Gleaners, as well as who you bring to the table. We’ll challenge what fiction is allowed to look like, what role maternal comfort can play in the work women are allowed to put forth, and we’ll discover together that form is one place to start when we want to make fiction that screams.
White Light Studio
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THE DRAIN 2232 E. Cesar Chavez Ave.
RACHEL LEVY (CAKETRAIN)
M. KITCHELL (SOLAR LUXURIANCE, CCM)
THIBAULT RAOULT (CAKETRAIN, OPO BOOKS)
WILLIAM VANDENBERG (CAKETRAIN, SOLAR LUXURIANCE)
KIT SCHLUTER (WAKEFIELD, SOLAR LUXURIANCE)
KATY MONGEAU (CAKETRAIN)
LEIF HAVEN (SOLAR LUXURIANCE)
KRISTIN HAYTER (www.kristinhayter.com)
BRIDGET BREWER (AWST)