Poemsong for Liberation: free poetry workshop April 18, 2010

Leroy MooreSins Invalid presents:Poemsong for Liberation: A Poetry WorkshopFacilitated by Vanessa Huang and Leroy MooreSunday, April 18th, 2010, 3 – 6 pmBrava Theater Center2781 24th St. at York Street, San FranciscoCost: Free

Poetry is not a luxury: "it is through poetry that we give name to those ideas which are – until the poem – nameless and formless, about to be birthed, but already felt" (Audre Lorde)

This workshop will invite participants to deepen our truth-telling practice in community, through poetry. We will explore and write poetry of necessity.

About the workshop leaders:

VANESSA HUANG is a poet, writer, filmmaker, cellist, community organizer, and consultant who has worked to integrate cultural work and digital/social media with leadership development and movement building from the margins. She is a recent finalist for the 2010 Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange Award.

LEROY F. MOORE JR is a Black disabled writer, poet, and community activist who has authored a spoken word CD and chapbook entitled Black Disabled Man with a Big Mouth & a High IQ and created the Krip-Hop Mixtape Project. He is a cofounder of and frequent performer in Sins Invalid.

Sins Invalid is a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized. Our performance work explores the themes of sexuality, embodiment and the disabled body where normative paradigms of "normal" and "sexy" are challenged, offering instead a vision of beauty and sexuality inclusive of all individuals and communities.This event is wheelchair accessible. Although we cannot guarantee a scent free environment, we ask that people please refrain from using scented products for this event. Our workshops are open to anyone who is interested in exploring the intersection and disability and embodiment. Limit: 20 participants. If space becomes limited, we are prioritizing participants who identify as having a disability. For more information and/or to enroll, please contact: info@sinsinvalid.org.