In the landscape of femininity, there are unending imaginations and tangibilities -- the cartography of the feminine is one of constant evolution. Orchids Without Attached Thighs creates a place for femme & non-binary writers to upend & redefine the feminine though rigorous interrogation and generous celebration. We aim to cultivate a space of dynamic literary inquiry for those transcending the patriarchal contexts & locations of femininity.
Orchids Without Attached Thighs is a two-week long writing intensive workshop from June 24th to July 7th that includes full writing lessons, innovative prompts, guided writing generation activities & two Guest Seminars, which are hour-long web classes with writers we love. This year's seminars include the incredible Franny Choi and Tiana Clark. Previous Guest Seminars for OWAT have been given by Jennifer Espinoza, Jeanann Verlee, Tafisha Edwards, and Chrysanthemum Tran.
We hope to continue to rupture the contexts of writing with needed voices from outside the institution of gender hierarchy & truly navigate gender from a place of resistance.
OWAT is for women, femme and nonbinary writers. Applications are free and open until April 1st. Tuition is $175. Financial aid is available to those with need. There is no age limit or requirement, and no experience is necessary.
cover art by Daliah Ammar
The title of this workshop comes from the poem, Donna by Frances Saux, published in WT’s third volume.