Our next gathering—and last of this year—is on Friday, December 18, at 5:30 PM EST, where we’ll be going one step further in our ongoing discussion of the body’s role in writing and learning.
Your assignment is to write for one half hour in response to the following:
What does it feel like to be alive?
Let the prompt go once you’ve begun writing, and follow your self where it takes you.
Our reading this week, which I recommend reading before you work on the exercise, is a very short chapter from bell hooks’ Teaching To Transgress, which you can purchase here. A PDF of the reading is available here.
I wonder, what connections can we make between how hooks talks about the transgressive optimism of a bodied learning, and what we read in Keller’s memoirabout the emergent artist’s communal impulse? Does bodied writing make us more likely to connect with others? Why or why not?
Wait a second, didn’t we talk about this with Bob Yagelski? Hmm… is it all coming together because I had a plan all along? Curious.