Experience art through writing. Each month, a guest writer introduces different works of art and offers a series of creative writing prompts. Our intention is to offer a calm, supportive, and welcoming environment for anyone interested in writing in response to art in the company of fellow writing enthusiasts. At the end of each gathering, writers have the option, but not obligation, to share some of their new work with others. Writing Club is part of the initiative Artful Practices for Well-Being, which offers ideas for connectedness and healing through art.
Jehan Roberson leads this Writing Club on legibility, focusing on artworks by Adrian Piper, Alfredo Jaar, and Glenn Ligon on view in the installation The Sum of All Parts.
Jehan Roberson is a writer, artist, and memory worker who uses text as the basis for her interdisciplinary arts practice. Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Jehan makes work that explores Black, queer textual practices as sites of liberation, place making, and archival intervention. Her writing has been published in Recess Art, Public Books, Apogee, ZORA, Women & Performance, and Autostraddles. She is currently based in Ithaca, New York, where she is a PhD student in English language and literatures at Cornell University.
Register for the session on Tuesday, August 2, 6:00–7:20 p.m.
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