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March Spring Madness Mandala Generative Workshop with Karen Finley (via Zoom)

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


This will be a three-hour poetry workshop with Karen Finley. There will be at least three scholarships awarded for this class. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

A mandala is a circular composition of symbols, images and shapes. Mandala in Sanskrit means circle. In our workshop we will create our own mandala either with images or words and let our circle speak back to us for illumination. We will have a series of prompts, meditations for us to further inspire our writing practice. We will focus with contemplation to uncover and apply symbolic meaning, and offer artistic awakening with our creative practice. The writing encounter will weave inward and outward connecting to a collective unconscious spirit for activating the imagination. We will discover a deeper intuitive context and symbolic guides especially needed during these troubled times. Now moving forward from winter to spring, we begin to declare new signs of blooming, growth, resilience, hope and joy
Writing from the Mandala
Sunday March 24, 2024
1- 4 PM ET Zoom
Hudson Valley Writers Center

NB: This class will be taught on Zoom. Registrants will receive the Zoom link to the email address they use to register. It will arrive immediately after registration so please check your spam folder if you do not receive it. It will also be sent the day before class as a reminder. Please review the course policies page before registering for any classes.

Karen Finley is an artist, performer, educator and author. Born in Chicago she received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her raw and transgressive performances have brought debate and controversy. Finley was the named plaintiff for the Supreme Court case Finley vNEA that challenged the decency provision in government grants to artists through the National Endowment for the Arts. Her performances and visual art have been presented internationally such as at The Barbican in London, Lincoln Center, New York City, MOMA PS1, the Bobino in Paris, Miami Art Basel amongst others. Finley is interested in freedom of expression concerns, social justice, visual culture, gender and sexuality, art education, metaphysics and lectures, and gives workshops widely. She is the author of nine books, including her latest, Grabbing Pussy (OR Books 2018) and the 25th anniversary edition of Shock Treatment by City Lights. A recipient of many awards and grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, she is an Arts Professor in Art and Public Policy at New York University. Follow her on Instagram @the_yam_mam


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March 24
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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