MANIFESTO – with mónica teresa ortiz

[a 5-week online program; Tuesdays starting 11/2, 6-8pm CST]

Workshop Description:

This workshop is interdisciplinary in practice, and is focused on the manifesto, as a document, as a public declaration, as a politic, and its involvement in literary and art movements during times of social turmoil. This workshop will examine conditions surrounding the deployment of a manifesto as both political and personal motivation as well as an expression, and their impact on social and literary movements and influence on writers and artists.

Given the role of the manifesto stating views and/or intentions of the writer(s), it can be both political and/or artistic in nature. What would a manifesto of contemporary life look like? We will look both critically and thoughtfully at the reading material, and workshop time will be divided into reading, conversation, thinking together, generative writing, as well as sharing work and space together. 

Asynchronous participation is welcome––recording of class, weekly instructions and reading guides, and communal class documents/notes will be provided to all who register. This workshop is discussion based, with readings (pdfs) and prompts provided. The intention of this five-week workshop is to create a space in which we can think together as a collective.



mónica teresa ortiz (they, them) was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle, and is the author of “muted blood” and “autobiography of a semi romantic anarchist.” They have ties to both Chihuahua, Mexico, and South Texas, and have facilitated writing workshops for women factory workers in Mexico, The Operating System based in NYC, as well as for the Central American collective and multimedia production house, Tierra Narrative. ortiz is also a 2021-2022 Press On Media Freedomways Journalist-in-Residence. Follow mónica on Twitter or on Substack at Riding with the Poet.




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 fundsWe 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: $30-50/session → $150-250 for the series
  • Precarity Pricing: $10-20/session
  • Barter / Volunteer / No Cost Option Available 
  • Membership / Sponsorship: You may now become a member of Liminal Lab! Which allows you to support as well as participate in this and other programs. By becoming a member, you can also sponsor low or no fee participants in this workshop with a donation of any size.

Click here to register for this program today! 

Did you know? Even if you can’t join us for the workshop this time, you can also click here to become a member, or
to make a donation to support low and no cost participation in our programs for others!

1942 Amsterdam Ave NY (212) 862-3680
Free shipping
for orders over 50%