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Dystopian Writing during coronavirus quarantine with Karen Finley

May 10 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Dystopian Writing during Corona Quarantine  with Karen Finley via Zoom.

Don’t miss the unique chance to work with the legendary performance artist, visual artist, and writer, Karen Finley as she helps you make the most, creatively, of this difficult time in quarantine.

The border of an imagined state of a future dystopian landscape in upon us. Thinking of the rich contributions of utopian/dystopian narratives – where fact is stranger than fiction, we will consider the dystopian world and
how that functions to interpret policy, poetics and survival. We don’t have to go far from the new world order of the pandemic society for revelation. Building on themes of dystopia/utopia we will consider other portals such as alternative realities to reimagine and inspire resistant narratives. The language of the pandemic will
be deepened, discovered and re-invented. Social distancing, loss, authority, humanity, control, surviving, grief, enclosure, isolation, infection, positive, and as a workshop collective -we will begin to put into words to express authentically our experience along with the unexplained. This workshop is to generate new material with writing prompts and exercises. Working alone but within a group setting provides a community of creative action.
Join me in a small group to develop our writing in an inspirational setting. Introverts encouraged.

Karen Finley is a performance artist whose work has long provoked controversy and debate. She has performed at the Lincoln Center (NYC), the ICA (London), the Steppenwolf (Chicago), and the Bobino (Paris). Her art is in the collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, among other places. She has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Obies, two Bessies, and a Ms. magazine Woman of the Year Award. Her books include Shock Treatment, Enough is Enough, Living It Up, A Different Kind Of Intimacy, George and Martha, The Reality Shows, and Grabbing Pussy. Finley is a professor in the department of Art and Public Policy at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.


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May 10
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States