Utilizing meditation, music, and improvisation to enhance your writing practices. A jazz habit. An emcee’s tool. A poetic practice. This is a writing intensive dedicated to holding the noise of the mind.
Through embracing our intellectual freak flags, this workshop will help us to gain access to creative methods that capture the frenetic whisperings which are natural to our consciousness. We’ll attempt to annihilate blockages from our path to paint freely on the page. Talking with all characters that inhabit our souls; a free-fall into Wonderland. This is the absorption of chaos on canvas. This is an eclipse of spirit. This is an attempt to break reality and exist solely through phantasmagoria. THIS ISN’T REAL.
This is a structured mind experiment on how to channel your mess into mode and medium. We’ll build from contemporary Jazz artist, Kamasi Washington’s The Epic, to explore the ideas of free-range, bigness, alternative use of voice(s), and rhythmic over standings. This is an exclusive workshop. Shy/Polite poets aren’t invited. Those wishing to develop their attitudes on the page, pissing on persona (punks, mavericks and radicals alike) ARE HAPPILY WELCOMED.
MIMI TEMPESTT (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist, poet, and daughter of California. She has an MA in Literature from Mills College, and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Creative/Critical PhD in Literature at UC Santa Cruz.