Slow Reading: A Hatch Workshop
The aim of our project is to slow read Audre Lorde’s The Cancer Journals through a practice centered on developing multiple embodied approaches to thinking with and accessing text. Slow reading asks us to pause with the page, to engage with the page both as object and idea, to remember ourselves as readers with bodies, and to feel what spaces in the text open up when we stay with it. We are part of an existing community of artist-scholar practitioners who will facilitate workshops in mediums from poetry to dance that show how slow reading The Cancer Journals might look, feel, and even taste.
We invite you to join us at our first gathering where we will screen Audre Lorde The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992. The event will include a presentation of the project, slow cooking (and eating), and a discussion of the screening in relation to slow reading.
Takes Place Thursday, March 1 at 8:00 pm
Solano Park Community Center
Audre Lorde is seated in a wicker chair with a bookshelf behind her. She has no hair and is wearing a soft-seeming sweat suit. She smiles, with one hand holding a pink greeting card and the other extended, giving a partial thumbs-up.
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