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Open Write with Karen Finley: Moonbeams, Fireflies, Daydreams and Seashells (via Zoom)

July 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm


This open write is capped at 30 students. Registration is $30.

Zoom link instructions will be emailed at the time of registration and again the day of the group. Please check spam filter and email [email protected] with questions.

Moonbeams, Fireflies, Daydreams and Seashells:

Hello July.

This Open Write session is a series of prepared prompts to reflect and inspire you for our month of July. We are in the zodiac of Cancer, ruled by the Moon. Let’s reflect on the Moon, our internal eternal wisdom, the feminine, emotions, instincts. It’s water, home, maternal, goddess. July is also the twinkle of fairy lights at night, summer heat, the breeze, fruit abundance. Letting the mind and spirit wander in blue horizon sassy.  The mermaid is on her rock. Pageants of colors await us. Let’s dance. Go barefoot. Send the note in the bottle over the waves. You have the perfect sunhat. Have the Sangria on the porch. Put the seashell to your ear. I’m waiting for you.

Karen Finley is an artist, performer, and author. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her raw and transgressive performances have brought debate and controversy. Finley was the named plaintiff for the Supreme Court case Finley vNEA that challenged the decency provision in government grants to artists through the National Endowment for the Arts. Her performances and visual art have been presented internationally such as in The Barbican in London, Lincoln Center, New York City, the Bobino in Paris, amongst others. Finley is interested in freedom of expression concerns, social justice, visual culture, art education,, metaphysics and lectures, and gives workshops widely. Her most recent work is a collaborative participatory walk- Invocation: Retracing Seneca Village with Kimiyo Bremer. And she is developing a new project, COVID Anxiety Vortex Opera  Kaleidoscope Kitty Disco. Finley is the author of nine books, including her latest, Grabbing Pussy ( OR Books 2018) and the 25th anniversary edition of Shock Treatment by City Lights. A recipient of many awards and grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, she is an arts professor in Art and Public Policy at New York University. Follow her on Instagram @the_yam_mam


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July 10
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States