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Word Play with Laura Grace Weldon
August 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
As part of the current exhibition Word. and the new 2017 ART BITES series of Professional Practices for Artists programs, AAWR will present Word Play with Laura Grace Weldon on Saturday, August 12th. 1:00-3:00 pm at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.
This small-group workshop will consist of a series of writing exercises, both solo and collaborative, designed to stretch participants into seeing language differently. Writers know what neuroscience now shows- certain uses of language have greater power to engage us. Weldon will talk about enlivening meaning through word choice. Participants will also generate fresh writing through playful exercises that range from Surrealist Movement games to more revelatory pieces. Reading work aloud is always voluntary. Writers and non-writers welcome.
Laura Grace Weldon is a writer, editor, and educator with experience teaching in varied settings including schools, community centers, detention facilities, and arts programs. She is the author of the poetry collection Tending and a handbook of alternative education entitled Free Range Learning, with a book of essays due out soon. Her creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, short stories, and poetry appear in mainstream as well as literary publications. She lives with vast optimism on a small farm where she’d get more done if she didn’t spend so much time reading library books, cooking weird things, and singing to livestock. Connect with her at lauragraceweldon.com, on FB, or @earnestdrollery.
Word Play with Laura Grace Weldon is FREE, however, please CLICK HERE or call 216.721.9020 to register.
This workshop will be limited to between 10 – 15 participants, so sign up early!
AAWR is fully wheel-chair accessible and has ample free parking both in its adjacent lot as well as on East 123rd Street. Light refreshments will be served after the program.