Led by Maureen Cummins
"....we think back through our mothers if we are women."-Virginia Woolf
In this eight-week workshop, we will explore the experience of womanhood through at-home readings, in-class recitations, and free writing. We will immerse ourselves in a sampling of memoir excerpts by writers as diverse as Jamaica Kincaid and Virginia Woolf. As we read their words aloud, hearing and feeling the rhythm of great writing will inspire our own. As our excitement in their words and stories grow, we will experiment with our own life-based writing through a variety of forms, from short poems to personal essays, interviews, spoken word, and experimental memoir. The class is open to all experiences, and gender identifications.
Limited to 12 students
Dates: October 2-November 20th (8 workshops)
Cost: $350 limited scholarship available
Deadline for Enrollment: Sept. 28th
Maureen Cummins is a visual artist, teacher and native New Yorker. Since graduating from Cooper Union in 1985, she has cranked presses all over the country, produced over thirty limited edition artist books (www.maureencummins.com) and exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, The American Craft Museum and other venues. She is represented in over one hundred permanent public collections and has received over a dozen grants and funded residencies, including the prestigious Pollock Krasner award. She now assists grief survivors to tell their stories and is working on the completion of a full-length work of non-fiction.