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“To Hold a Letter to the Light” Workshop, Pt 1, with Jen Bervin

An interdisciplinary writing workshop focused on letters as source material for art and writing, including compilations of letters, projects seeking and compiling responses to letters, and other archive-based works. Artists include Jina Valentine, Lenka Clayton’s Sculptures for the Blind, Susan Howe’s Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives, M. NourbeSe Philips’ Zong!, Sophie Calle’s Take care of yourself, Lynell George and Robin Coste Lewis from Radio Imagination: Artists and Writers in the Archive of Octavia Butler, Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems, Matthew Bakkom’s New York City Letters of Complaint, and No One Will Ever Have the Same Knowledge Again: Letters from Mt. Wilson Observatory.

(8 participants by application only; 2 group sessions, must be available for both)