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Virtual Vacation: Get Me Out of Here! With Karen Finley (via Zoom)

April 3 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free – $124

Please join Karen Finley for a collaborative journey in writing, travel, tourism, escape encounters:

In this past year of quarantine, we have not been able to travel, visit friends, family, events, have celebrations.In this intensive we are going to create our own escape vacation, get away, travel memoir – with a variety of choices, such as creating our own souvenirs, photo album, outfits, food, packing, delays, lost luggage, lost in translation, pool parties, beaches, retreats, encounters and travel destinations. NO STAYCATION PROMISED!

With our imagination no one can stop us! We can cross borders and time zones, or time travel to go where our heart and wit takes us. Working both on our own and collaboratively we will share our virtual vacations at the end of the workshop.  Finley will guide you through a series of prompts to encourage your creative voyage. Open to non-writers and to those working in different mediums who appreciate absurdity.

This is a supportive environment for all levels of experience. But suggested for those who like to meet new people, places and things. Introverts welcome.

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.

This multi-genre class will take place via Zoom. Zoom login information will be emailed at the time of registration (please check spam/promotions filter). 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. The Person of Color Scholarships and the Womens & Nonbinary need-based scholarships are given to writers within the United States only. Thank you in advance for this consideration. NB: Please do not register for more than one scholarship class per month. Thank you.


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April 3
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