Radical Conjuring, a two-part workshop hosted by Sasha Banks and Adriana Green, invites participants to reimagine the past and give language and shape to a post–white supremacist future through the use of four interventions including elements of cartography, archiving, historical revision, and writing. The workshop takes place on June 15 from 5-7:30pm and on June 16 from 5-7:30pm and is co-sponsored by GetWoke!
A reading with Sasha Banks, preceded by a brief open mic, will follow the June 16 workshop.
Open to the public, but space is limited. Reserve your space below, leaving your name/s in the Comments section. Suggested workshop fee is a sliding scale of $5-$20, accepted on site.
Sasha Banks is a Pushcart nominated-poet whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in APOGEE, RHINO, Kinfolks Quarterly, Alight, Poor Claudia, Zocalo Public Square, B O D Y Literature, The Collagist, and OBSIDIAN and has been performed in Tulane University’s Vagina Monologues. Sasha is the creator of Poets for Ferguson. She received her MFA at Pratt Institute. She is the author of the forthcoming collection, america, MINE (COIMPRESS 2020).
AdrianaGreen is a cross-genre writer from southern Virginia with a love of all things otherworldly. Before receiving her MFA in Writing from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Adriana worked in the non-profit and queer performance communities of Richmond, VA. After receiving her MFA, she lived and worked in NYC teaching creative writing and black history through Afrofuturist literature. Most recently, Adriana began a PhD program in African American and African Diaspora Studies at UC Berkeley. Adriana‘s current research explores the role of the speculative in US nation-building and how black writers have challenged these roles in their imaginings of the future. Her creative work has appeared in The American Academy of Poets, The Felt, FanZine and elsewhere and she is currently working on her first poetic manuscript about race, death, grieving, and America.
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