The International
Women's Writing Guild

Global Workshop: A Survey of Contemporary Forms

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020
  • Thursday, August 27, 2020
  • 4 sessions
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, August 27, 2020, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • IWWG Digital Village
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Global Workshop

A Survey of Contemporary Forms

Workshop Series: August 18, 20, 25, 27
3:00 - 4:30 PM EST

This is a course for writers of all levels that will examine new and contemporary forms. We will read and experiment with fiction, short stories, popular hybrid literature and poetry for the stage and page. Writers will write and read works aloud as well as dialogue with participants led by the instructor. The workshop is meant to be fast paced/cross cultural with attention to themes of social justice and women’s rights globally.  We will survey also some African writers such as Chimamanda Adiche , and works by American writers such as Audre Lorde, and Layli Longsoldier with more to be announced.

 Pamela Sneed

Pamela Sneed is a New York-based poet, writer, performer and visual artist, author of Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom than SlaveryKONG and Other WorksSweet Dreams and two chaplets, Gift by Belladonna and Black Panther. She has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Art Forum, Hyperallergic and on the cover of New York Magazine. She is online faculty in SAIC’s low res MFA teaching Human Rights and Writing Art and has also been a Visiting Artist at SAIC in the program for 4 consecutive years. In 2020, She was the Commencement Speaker for the low-res program at SAIC. She also teaches new genres in Columbia Universities’ School of the Arts. She has performed at the Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Poetry Project , MCA, The High Line ,New Museum, MOMA  and the Toronto Biennale. She delivered the closing keynote for Artist, Designers, Citizens Conference/a North American component of the Venice Biennale at SAIC. She appears in Nikki Giovanni’s, “The 100 Best African American Poems.” In 2018, she was nominated for two PushCart Prizes in poetry.  She is widely published in  journals such as bathe Brooklyn Rail and the forthcoming ebook from MOMA ps 1 Herd Immunity. She will publish a poetry and prose manuscript Funeral Diva with City Lights in Fall 2020.