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What’s Love Got to Do with It? The power and magnificence of love intentional writing with Karen Finley (via Zoom)

February 13 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free – $124

On this day before Valentine’s Day we will consider love as an ingredient in our writing. More than ever, we are living amidst a troubled world in turmoil, despair, hate, and violence. How do we center our practice within the love act of writing? How can our practice contribute to the love of humanity even in small ways?  There are so many ways to love – let us write the many ways! Yet, the word love has very few synonyms. So here, we will consider the environment, the condition, the description, the known and unknown, the intention. Your love intention can be silly, purposeful, sentimental, it can be profound, dizzying, a soul mate desire, it can be the love of a friend, of family, of nature, of spirit –to build bridges and heal souls and bodies. Where does the love go? This workshop will have a series of prompts that will allow you on your own writing journey. You will have time to review and edit your drafts and share what you like in our shared space. More of a space of exploration and creative investigation. Let the imagination begin anew!

This class will be held on Zoom. Login instructions will arrive via email as soon as you register to whatever email address you use to register. Please check your spam or promotions folder and save the zoom link. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Please note: The Altman Persons of Color Scholarships are free and given on a first come, first served basis. Please notify us right away if your plans change and you cannot attend the class. We will then reopen the slot so another student may register. Thank you in advance for this consideration. NB: Please do not register for more than one scholarship class per month. Thank you.

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 EnoughLiving 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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February 13
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States