Over the last four years, Winter Tangerine has curated creative writing workshops with the intention to challenge, nurture & fortify urgent literary voices globally. With both open genre & identity-focused spaces, we have cultivated a widespread network of writers & artists dedicated to electrifying the world. The latest addition to our workshop catalogue is Singing Songs Crooning Comets, a workshop on joy for writers of color.
In a seemingly forevertime of political and social liminality, joy can be as elusive as smoke for people of color. The 24/7 news cycle demands constant panic and grief. Public laughter has criminalized black & brown youth. Cultural celebrations can become fetishized & misrepresented. Singing Songs Crooning Comets will dive into the spectrum of joy, illuminating its multitude of uses. We will look to joy as a tool of survival and self-care -- it is imperative that we, as writers of color, find ways to ritualize joy into our practice, art, & most importantly, our lives.
Singing Songs Crooning Comets is a week-long writing intensive workshop from May 6th to May 12th that includes full writing lessons, innovative prompts, guided writing generation activities & two Guest Seminars, which are hour-long web classes with writers we love. We're excited to welcome the brilliance of Aricka Foreman & Kaveh Akbar for engaging and insightful seminars. In SSCC, we will encourage you to interrogate joy, as you know it & as you which to express it.
Applications are free & open until April 10th. Tuition is $75. Financial aid is available to those with need. There is no age limit or requirement, and no experience is necessary. The title of this workshop comes from Destiny Hemphill’s dna is just anotha theory for reincarnation: me, sitting in a burning tree (c. 4063) published in WT3.