Workshops Offered at Liminal 

3037 38th Ave Oakland CA


Are you a writer interested in reading at or curating a Liminal event? Check out upcoming opportunities here!


FALL SESSION 2 WORKSHOPS ARE NOW OPEN!!!

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The Art of Wandering (I) & (II)

w/ Nora Boxer

Dates: Sundays October 8th and 22nd, 3-6pm

Register through gina@theliminalcenter.com

The Art of Wandering (I)

Are wandering and creativity linked? A recent Stanford study says yes. In this
workshop, we’ll practice “creative tracking,” synching our inner and outer
landscapes as we move through the streets around Liminal. In participating in this practice, we become part of the creative lineage of the artist as urban wanderer, which includes the work of the Situationists, Rebecca Solnit, and the archetype of the flâneur or flâneuse (as recently regendered by writer/scholar Lauren Elkin). Participants will be given a guided framework for their infogathering practice in the field. Back in the workshop space, we’ll each piece together our urban gleanings into a cohesive piece of writing, and have time to share our experiences.

Accessibility: This workshop involves wandering at street-level, whether on foot, by chair, or via any other ambulatory-assistive device. Approximately 40 minutes of the three-hour workshop will be spent “on the move” (some of which could be done standing still). Please note you will also be quietly but visibly entering the fabric of the public space of the Liminal neighborhood, a non-gentrified part of Oakland. It may be helpful—though not required—to bring a smartphone with GPS/Maps to this workshop. For any questions regarding accessibility or neighborhood travel, please contact the organizers.

The Art of Wandering (II)
This three-hour workshop complements the prior course “The Art of Wandering (I),” but can be taken independently. In this second exploration of the artist/wanderer archetype, we’ll be tracking how micro-environments might create or hold shared psychic traces. As such, our work will involve both solo and collaborative elements: The writing we do in the field will be solo, but our work back at Liminal will be collaborative. In participating in this practice, we become part of the creative lineage of the artist as urban wanderer, which includes the work of the Situationists, Rebecca Solnit, and the archetype of the flâneur or flâneuse (as recently regendered by writer/scholar Lauren Elkin). Also present is an element of vision quest practice, where we view the land as a site for exchange between human and nonhuman.

Accessibility: This workshop involves wandering at street-level, whether on foot, by chair, or via any other ambulatory-assistive device. Approximately 75-90 minutes will be spent “in the field” in a combination of motion and observational stillness. Please note you will also be quietly but visibly entering the fabric of the public space of the Liminal neighborhood, a non-gentrified part of Oakland. It may be helpful—though not required—to bring a smartphone with GPS/Maps to this workshop. For any questions regarding accessibility or neighborhood travel, please contact the organizers.

Cost: $45 (if you register for both The Art of Wandering I and II by 9/1, receive a $10 discount and take both three-hour workshops for $80. After 9/1 each workshop is $45)


Let the Crazy Child Write 
w/Clive Matson


Times: Monday nights 6-8pm

Dates: October 23rd, 30th, November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Register through gina@theliminalcenter.com

 

DESCRIPTION: Let the Crazy Child Write! We’ll do exercises that bring out the passion in our bones and in our creative unconscious – the Crazy Child – where our stories and poems and rhythms and blogs and rants live and thrive. All genres are welcome! We want to get those editor voices out of the way while we write with the rhythms of our breath and of our body, in the manner that's most powerful and true for each individual. For each class you'll be expected to bring in the revised exercise from the previous class, with copies for everyone. 


Fall Session 1- Week of Sept. 11 - Week of October 16th

-NOW IN SESSION-


Interested in taking this class? Email gina@theliminalcenter.com

Pictures from "Embodying Spaces" Annual Soiree Feb. 25th 2017