Sunday June 2nd 2pm-5pm
Location: Resonator, 325 E. Main St.
Instructor: Tracy Jane Gregory
Registration Fee: $40 (apply here)
If art is an extension of our selves, then its form should reflect our fluid and chaotic identities. This workshop gives participants an opportunity to use hybrid writing to escape the limitations of genre and explore the aspects of their art and identity that are often unspoken or unconscious. What can we learn about our art and our being if we visualize them in multiple mediums? What can we learn about the forms we primarily utilize when we put them in conversation with forms that we under utilize or make us feel uncomfortable?
Participants of the workshop will be encouraged to engage with new textures and perspectives as they break out of the conventions of working within one medium. The workshop will introduce participants to hybrid forms of writing, provide prompts and materials to generate hybrid pieces and receive feedback from their peers and instructor, and the opportunity to create zines that include our newly generated pieces.
Tracy Jane Gregory is a cross-genre writer, multi-media artist, musician, and queer feminist. She is an editor at Letter [r] Press, a graduate of University of Washington-Bothell’s MFA program, and a teacher’s assistant at City College of San Francisco. She is currently working on a hybrid book titled Helene that tells the humorous narrative of a young, queer woman navigating sexuality, religion, and the after-life. You can find Gregory’s work in numerous publications, such as Sparkle and Blink, A Bad Penny Review, Best American Experimental Writing, and the anthology They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing by Black Lawrence Press. For more of her work, please visit her website: tracyjanegregory.com or track her down in San Francisco, CA.