In When The Moon Walks, we will explore the ways we pull into and push away from cultural and religious roots, as it relates to the Middle East, North Africa, and Islam. We will consider the mythology of homeland, and create an archive of definitions & tangibilities of who we are by mining personal and cultural memories. Similar to Winter Tangerine's Dissolved in Water workshop on diaspora, we will seek new understandings of our ancestry and the expectations of heritage and tradition, especially within the lens of diaspora, colonialism, and imperialism. In response to the violent public distortion of MENA and Muslim identity in this world, we will cultivate this space as one of both rigorous examination and unapologetic celebration.
When The Moon Walks is a week-long online workshop where participants will engage in daily writing activities, lesson-based writing prompts, & group discussion led by a team of enthusiastic advisors. WTMW will feature Guest Seminars by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha & Charif Shanahan.
Winter Tangerine Workshops are for writers seeking to interrogate & expand their craft. Our workshops are not designed to teach writing; we aim to build new lenses to read & create dynamic writing.
When The Moon Walks is for writers who are Middle Eastern, North African or identify as part of those diasporas, and for all Muslim and cultural Muslim writers from all backgrounds and geographies. This is an intentionally broad range -- if you have any questions about whether you're eligible for this workshop, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop will be held March 25th - March 31st in 2018. There is no application fee. Tuition is $75. Financial aid is available to those with need. There is no age limit or requirement, and no experience is necessary. Applications are open through February 25th.
The title of this workshop comes from the poem, DANCE by Tariq Luthun, published in Issue One of Winter Tangerine.