I’m looking to book readings and workshops, so contact me if you’re interested.
First public reading of the 10048 poems, to mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11/01.
The Atrium Gallery at Corning Community College presents: Edward A. Dougherty’s The Book of Emblems, a project that updates a form popular in the 16th and 17th centuries. Combining a woodblock print with a verse, emblem books often taught morals and illustrated proverbs. In this way, both the literate and illiterate could “read” the book and be edified. Complementing his work are ikebana flower arrangements by Natsue Kobayashi and selected pottery pieces.
The exhibit ran through April 13, 2014.
Follow this link (March 2013 SSC Library) to get details on writing activities I used with a local group of international neighbors. The library holds regular “Coffee, Tea, and English” meetings, and the organziers asked me to facilitate two sessions. My own dislocation and confusion at being illiterate while I lived in Japan for 2.5 years grounded how I approached these workshops.
If you adopt any of these prompts and exercises, please let me know how they worked!