Sunday, March 22nd, 1-3pm at The Project Room
Use the stories your body holds as a vehicle for creativity. Everyone welcome! RSVP if you plan to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since October 2014, The Project Room has been following writer Anastacia Tolbert in the making of her upcoming One Woman show, 9 Ounces, which debuts at TPR in July. On Sun, March 22nd, Anastacia will offer a free cross-genre workshop that exposes aspects of her creative process. As participants, we will use both the body and the body's memory as a catalyst to generate new written material. We will examine work by contemporary writers (all of whom use the body) as a substructure for poetry, fiction and non-fiction. We will work through and in our bodies and mesh body movement, brainstorm, and memory. Lastly, there will be an opportunity to have new writing workshopped. Bring your body, memory and creativity!
*Wear comfortable clothing
*Wear comfortable shoes
*Bring a journal or writing tablet
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Anastacia Tolbert is a queer mix or supershero & alphabet fairy godmother dust. Although she isn’t opposed to regular clothing, if she could she’d wear a cape & galoshes all the times. She is a Cave Canem Fellow, Hedgebrook Alumna, Jack Straw Writer, EDGE Professional Writer, VONA alum, Ragdale Alum, creative writing workshop facilitator, documentarian and playwright. She is writer, co-director, and co-producer of GOTBREAST? Documentary (2007): a documentary about the views of women regarding breast and body image. Lately she’s been obsessed with the body (in parts) & the stories it h(old)s. Recently she has begun a year-long theatrical mixed-media project, 9 Ounces: A One Woman Show. 9 Ounces is an unkempt, de-ribbon-ed, narrative braid dangling with crooked parts. It yoga’s its way through the unexpected journey of a queer woman of color’s mid-life a-ha moment and extreme case of takotsubo’s cardiomyopathy. Using the audience as mirror, epiphany and diary, three narratives crochet themselves around evolving frames. Her poetry, fiction & nonfiction have been published widely.