I’ll be reading here at the end of the month!
Join us for an exciting reading and launch at Quimby’s of an incredibly special, experimental collective of creative voices from the “alter/altar” workshop series, led by OS creative director Lynne DeSilva-Johnson / Elæ (who will be the host / emcee for the evening).
The ‘alter/altar: sigil, soma, score, salve’ workshop community gathered this fall at Poets House for 6 wks, in a space dedicated to deconstructing the boundaries of “poetics,” considering and creating works that challenge genre, drawing on source texts and media, ephemera, detritus, found language, list-making, and the epistolary form—alongside somatic and social practice. We asked: can this work be a powerful, political act of radical self- and community-building? Of witness? Can it be an act of healing? YES.
Participants in this workshop created their own personal shot publications and/or zines alongside many other exciting interdisciplinary and archival projects––and have come together to collaborate on and design an alter/altar publication, which we will launch with this group reading, alongside new work from these incredible maker-writer-thinkers!
We’re so happy to be at Quimby’s Bookstore NYC, a supporter of zine and small publication culture for so many years!
Accessibility: Quimby’s is on the ground floor, and accessible. Event will be seated, and free. Please refrain from wearing heavy scents!