Silencing the Critic Within with Terrilynn Cantlon - 6 WEEK WRITING WORKSHOPS
A lack of heard expression or seen identity can result in private internalized self-silencing. This private self-silence often coexists with multiple axis of societal oppression outside ourselves and in public; whereby the body, mind, intellect, spirit and identity are silenced along with the already persistent self-silencing we may use to try to survive societal silencing itself. We will form an intentional group of Writers and Artists who will "break the/se silence(s) together" through writing. This workshop will take place at LIMINAL: A Feminist & Womanist Writing Space in Oakland, CA. It is a 6 week workshop happening every Wednesday starting from September 21st, from 7PM -9 PM. We will have a final reading on October 28th for all Fall Workshop participants.
I see writing as a vehicle for voice. It is a tool for advocacy, political, personal, communal, creative, at times grave and at times playful. I am interested in community through the use of writing, though the expressions it allows for, the connections, the truth- seeking and finding and in being in roles of support and creation in these processes. It matters to me that women and marginalized groups in society have mediums that give them voice, and that I am an active participant in listening, attending, and being an ally as much as it is important to me to create in my own vision through the use of my voice, which I hope will resonate with the experience of truth for others.
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