Sat, Oct 14|
Workshop - WHAT WE’RE COMING TO: Cultivation, Artful Tending, Regeneration, and Sustainability
with Remica L. Bingham-Risher
Time & Location
Oct 14, 3:00 PM CDT
About the event
Description: How do you become “care/full” for and with yourself and your art? How do you keep moving? What strategies are there for cultivating a writing life that does not stall and suffer in the wake of all your other living? In this session, we’ll focus on caregiving and sustaining a creative life with generative reading and writing activities, structured goal setting as well as how we hold on to community in the absence of community and finding ways to move your work into the wider world of publishing.
Deadline to register: October 6th
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Max Participants: 10
Cost: This workshop is provided for free with support from our donors. Donations are appreciated.
Note: Registration does not guarantee attendance. 10 attendees will be selected by drawing and notified by 10/10/23.
Remica Bingham-Risher, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, is a Cave Canem fellow and Affrilachian Poet. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Writer’s Chronicle, Callaloo and Essence. She is the author of Conversion (Lotus, 2006) winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, What We Ask of Flesh (Etruscan, 2013) shortlisted for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and Starlight & Error (Diode, 2017) winner of the Diode Editions Book Award and finalist for the Library of Virginia Book Award. Her next book of poems, Room Swept Home, is forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press in 2024. Her memoir, Soul Culture: Black Poets, Books and Questions That Grew Me Up, was published by Beacon Press. She is the Director of Quality Enhancement Plan Initiatives at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, where she resides with her husband and children.
Torch Literary Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. We publish contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. TORCH has featured work by Colleen J. McElroy, Tayari Jones, Sharon Bridgforth, Crystal Wilkinson, Patricia Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Elizabeth Alexander, and others. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, writing workshops, and retreats.