Anaïs Duplan leads this Writing Club on lingering, loitering, and whiling away, focusing on artworks by Noah Davis in the installation Holding Space, and by Tourmaline in the installation Critical Fabulations. This session meets online, via Zoom.
Experience art through writing. In Writing Club, 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. 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.
Anaïs Duplan is a trans* poet, curator, and artist. He is the author of the books I NEED MUSIC, Blackspace: On the Poetics of an Afrofuture, and Take This Stallion, and the chapbook Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus. He was a 2017–19 joint Public Programs fellow at MoMA and the Studio Museum in Harlem, and in 2021 he received a Marian Goodman fellowship from Independent Curators International for his research on Black experimental documentary. In 2016, he founded the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, an artist residency program for artists of color, based at Iowa City’s artist-run organization Public Space One. He is the recipient of the 2021 QUEER|ART|PRIZE for Recent Work, and a 2022 Whiting Award in Nonfiction. Duplan is a professor of postcolonial literature at Bennington College, and has taught poetry at the New School, Columbia University, and Sarah Lawrence College, among others.
Register for the session on Monday, February 6, 2023.
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A PDF of the writing prompts will be available in English and in Spanish.
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Additional support is provided by Gretchen Jordan.