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Remote 6-Week Workshop: Daemond Arrindell: Breaking Down History

*New Dates* 6 Fridays  |  Oct 13 - Nov 17  |  6-8:30pm ET

Oct 13, 2023 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$288.00 – $360.00
Daemond Arrindell

Breaking Down History

As writers, when engaging with history, be it in a macro sense, the personal, or both, the perspective we take inevitably shapes the narrative. How we (de)construct the circumstances and decisions made will shape the tone. And as this story unfolds, what manner of origami are we shaping? The utilization of line breaks, breakage, pauses, and enjambment isolate the minutiae of the chronicles so that we can more clearly see all the pieces of the puzzle, even those previously hidden to us.

In this generative workshop/class series we will utilize the works of Shane McCrae’s The Gilded Auction Block and Evie Shockley’s the new black as mentor texts for analysis and inspiration; unpacking the choice they made to overload their lines with meaning by interrupting their own flow, to distort, rewind and sometimes skip forward to force the reader to bear witness using a new lens.

Click here to watch Daemond’s Hard Hat Reading!

*New Dates* 6 Fridays  |  Oct 13 – Nov 17  |  6-8:30pm ET  |  $360 ($320 for Members)

(October 13, 20, 27, and Nov 3, 10, & 17)

All are welcome, space is limited. A limited number of partial need-based scholarships are available. Please email with any questions.

About the educator:
Daemond Arrindell is a multi-genre writer, film maker, educator, performer, and equity consultant. He has been a faculty member of TAT Lab, the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab; Freehold Theatre, leading poetry & theatre residencies at Monroe Correctional Complex since 2006; Adjunct faculty at Seattle University; Senior Writer-In-Residence through Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools Program; and Poet-In-Residence for Skagit River Poetry Foundation.

His work has appeared in Poetry NorthwestSeattle Review of Books, The Pitkin Review, and many others. Daemond is a Jack Straw Writer and a Jack Straw Writers Program curator, a Mineral School fellow and a VONA/Voices Writer’s Workshop fellow. He co-adapted the acclaimed novel “Welcome To Braggsville,” by T. Geronimo Johnson into a stage production for Book-It Repertory Theater. In 2019, he performed his first one-man show, “Frozen Borders,” an exploration in imagery, poetry and emotion about the United States’ southern border. In 2022, Daemond graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Find out more about Daemond here:

While our physical space is closed for construction, workshops will be held over Zoom. While you can use Zoom from your phone or browser, we recommend downloading the desktop client.

Admission $360 ($320 for Members)


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Oct 13, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$288.00 – $360.00
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