Have you ever wondered what lives your poems could lead off the page? Have you ever wondered how to tap into your creative side when experiencing writer’s block? In this one-day lecture, Ariana Brown will help participants visualize how to incorporate poems they’ve already written into interdisciplinary art projects that can be showcased in non-traditional poetry spaces such as museums, theaters, public and social media.
We will begin with a short seminar on interdisciplinary art projects, which includes examples of audio, visual, performance, and tech-based poetry projects. Generative exercises will jumpstart the creative process and help participants understand the many forms their previously written work can take. Group discussion and Q&A will close out the session to ensure everyone leaves with feedback and a detailed project plan.
Don't forget to sign-up for Part 2 happening in March, which will focus on applying for artist grants to fund these projects!
Class Size: 25
Date: February 4, 2023 (Saturday), 2-5PM EST
Accessibility Statement: Link
*While the course will be added to your library immediately after purchase, the Zoom Link and Materials will be unlocked on the day of the session.
This session includes:
- Live and recorded lecture on the topic (Recording available for a month)
- Q&A section
- Power Point Presentation
- In-class writing exercises
- Takeaway/downloadable writing prompts
**Because TSP is not a big organization and the payment system we use charges a fee per purchase, we generally do not offer refunds once enrolled, so please consider carefully whether you would like to participate. If there is an extreme circumstance that requires you to drop out of the program, we may be able to offer credit towards future projects, assessed case-by-case.
About the Mentor:
Ariana Brown is a queer Black Mexican American poet from the Southside of San Antonio, Texas, now based in Houston, Texas. She is the author of the poetry collections We Are Owed. (Grieveland, 2021) and Sana Sana (Game Over Books, 2020). Ariana's work investigates queer Black personhood in Mexican American spaces, Black relationality and girlhood, loneliness, and care. Her debut poetry EP, LET US BE ENOUGH, is available on Bandcamp.
She holds a B.A. in African Diaspora Studies and Mexican American Studies from UT Austin, an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Pittsburgh, and is pursuing an M.L.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas. Ariana is a 2014 national collegiate poetry slam champion and owes much of her practice to Black performance communities led by Black women poets from the South. She has been writing, performing, and teaching poetry for over ten years. Follow Ariana on Twitter and Instagram @ArianaThePoet.