[a 6-week online program; Thursdays at 7pm EST; begins 3/3]
CripLit for Spoonies I is the first of a series of reading group-style six-week workshops that closely guide participants through texts that examine the relationship between trauma, chronic illness, and disability. The two texts we will be reading alongside one another for this first workshop is the much celebrated The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (2014) by Bessel Van Der Kolk and Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma (1997) by Peter A. Levine with Ann Frederick. While Van Der Kolk centers the body from the study of neurology and the nervous system, Levine asks how and why experiences of trauma differ so greatly in the human animal from those elsewhere in the animal kingdom, and what mysteries of the mind and body can be revealed from that exploration. A critical comparative exploration of these texts allow us to think about the different structures of traumatic experience and healing while providing a community space and support system participants can rely on to move through texts that are both personally fulfilling and emotionally challenging.
We will meet once a week for two hours on Zoom, with time divided between discussion and reading and writing exercises designed to both critically engage with the texts and produce original writing in any genre using some of the more suggestive questions produced by our readings as prompts. Recordings of classes will be made available to all participants, along with any lectures, notes, and secondary readings when applicable.
Bessel Van Der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (2014)
Peter A. Levine and Ann Frederick, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma (North Atlantic Books, 1997)
March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, April 14th
Ashna Ali is a queer agender diasporic Bangladeshi poet, writer, researcher, and educator raised in Italy and based in Brooklyn. They hold a PhD in Comparative Literature from The Graduate Center, CUNY and have taught at a variety of colleges across New York City. Their poetry and academic work has been published in a variety of journals and their chapbook, The Relativity of Living Well, is out now from The Operating System. www.ashnaali.com / IG & Twitter: @doctordushtu
ALL ACCESS PRICING MODEL / PAY WHAT YOU CAN / COMPARISON COSTS:
Liminal Lab is committed to providing a source of income for our collaborators and facilitators in an increasingly precarious time for culture workers and educators. However, no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds. We ask that those who can pay the suggested price, and/or help cover the cost of scholarship slots in each of our programs by sponsoring other participants.
- Compare the below to the cost for a similar accredited workshop in a university setting (where most of the $$$ goes to institutional bloat): $1250 — we show you this so we can begin to think about wtf is happening in our institutions, where both students and faculty get the short end of the stick.
- At a standard “Market Rate,” at arts orgs: $350*
- Recommended Sliding Scale: $30-60/session (for two facilitators) → $180-360 for the series
- Precarity Pricing: $10-20/session
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