Introduction to Creative Writing: Breath and Movement cancelled
This workshop style class will combine creative writing exercises and guided movement practices that draw our critical attention to breath and breathing, at a time when both have become highly politicized. In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, widespread environmental racism, and the echo of the terrible refrain “I can’t breathe,” we will use these class sessions to engage with poetry, prose, and performance that will help us pay more attention to our bodies, our breath, and our sense of lived-in liberation. Throughout the semester, we will engage with visiting artists and practitioners who will guide us through movement practices including breath-focused meditation and intentional walking, and students will produce their own creative writing or movement scores. Our syllabus will prioritize the experiences and perspective of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous peoples, and people of color more broadly.