Hazel Reading Series

Next Event: Dec 7, 2014

LettersDear ______: An Epistolary Writing Workshop

We’re offering a holiday special! Instead of the usual readings, we’ll have a writing workshop led by Hazelite Arisa White. In this workshop, participants will experience the liberatory effects that epistolary writing can have on their individual voice. They will take in consideration the aesthetic qualities of storytelling, with the direct address of letter writing, and explore the necessary rhetorical devices to express their unspoken truth. Discussion, mindfulness activities, and generative writing exercises will help to guide participants through the composition of their own epistle.

If participants write letters addressed to an estranged or absent father, they will have an opportunity to submit their letters for publication and receive a copy of dear Gerald, written by Arisa White. dear Gerald is a self-publication of 33 epistolary poems, addressed to White’s estranged father, who she last encountered over 30 years ago. dear Gerald has been funded by the Center for Cultural Innovation; to learn more about the project, visit http://atoguyana.wordpress.com/dear-gerald-letter-submissions/.

To support Arisa’s project, please consider a sliding scale donation of $15-25 :)

Seating is limited so to ensure your place, please register here.

California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street, Room 607
3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

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