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Friday, September 20 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Writing and Embodiment

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How can we train somatic attention to prepare and animate a writing practice? What convergences of form are helpful for carrying, activating and translating sensory awareness on the page? This exploratory workshop addresses the meeting point of writing and embodiment. We will use tools of focusing, movement and sensory work to support experimentation, generation and vulnerability with the written word. Participants will share examples of embodied writing and intentions for or reflections on their own embodied writing practice. An emphasis on practices of witnessing, listening and intuition, will guide us to consider relationships between history, language, lived experience and our individual and collective bodies. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of what they consider to be embodied writing, from their own work or from others', as well as any physical items they want to share that aid in their writing practice (for example: altar pieces, photos, candles, specific writing instruments or journals etc.).

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Naomi Macalalad Bragin

Naomi Macalalad Bragin is a streetdancer, performance artist and assistant professor at UW Bothell. Their writing has won awards from Drama Review, Congress on Research in Dance, and American Society for Theatre Research. Her book project Black Power of Hip-Hop Dance has received... Read More →
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Jen Soriano

Jen Soriano (she/they) is a Filipinx-American writer and musician based in Seattle. She writes lyric essays and performance poetry about the intersections of trauma, health, science, politics, colonization, nature and power. They are the author of "Multiplicity From the Margins... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
UW2-021 Dance Studio