K̓ata Mashkiki - "To Write Medicine" BIPOC Creative Writing Workshop (February 13th and 27th)
Hosted by Hope Engel (Indigenous Creatives United) and Sarah Siembida (Inaugural Poet Laureate).
Join them for a ten session Bi-Weekly Creative Writing Workshop from 6:30-8:30 pm, starting Tuesday, February 13th, 2024, at The Grove Café in Kitchener;
This Creative Writing workshop is a safe space for BIPOC community members and allies to come and connect with ancestors and each other through the power of Language. We will gather in community to inspire each other through teachings of Medicine Wheels of the world, conversations, creative prompts, visual arts, spoken word, poetry, creative writing, and most importantly...FOOD!
MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This workshop uses global medicine wheels as a framework for engaging in critical conversations about race, class, gender, sexuality, identities & community belonging, well-being, ability, place, healing, family, trauma, violence, and imagination. We will use the power of writing as resistance and "remembering" voice through journaling, Writing exercises engaging with a broad cross-section of indigenous and marginalized thinkers, creating multimedia medicine wheels, & a sharing circle for the BIPOC community diaspora. While Looking at relational intersectionalities and re-indigenizing consciousness, remembering resisting reclaiming, reconnecting, and recreating “his-stories” as indigenous and racialized peoples, and engaging in an inquiry about collaborative, transformative action in and between our communities.
The Grove Cafe, 295 Lancaster Street West #Unit B Kitchener, ON N2H 4V4
February 13th and 27th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free. Reserve your spot here
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