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04/27/2020 - 05/01/2020

Writing as Healing During COVID-19: “Chronicle of Healing” with Cat Tyc

Location: Virtual - see link below to register
Sponsored By: Department of English, Writing Program, Writing Center
Contact: i.sobralcampos@northeastern.edu
More Information: https://cssh.northeastern.edu/writingcenter/event/writing-as-healing-during-covid-19/

The Writing Program and Writing Center are thrilled to sponsor three weeks of online writing workshops for NU faculty, staff, students, and the community at large. How can we begin to process and account for our experience during this time of unrest, loss, and suspension? We believe that writing can be a powerful tool for reflecting and healing. We hope that these workshops will begin to provide a space for healing to happen.

Workshops are free, open to the public, and welcome writers of all levels and disciplines. Each workshop is a week long (Monday-Friday). During this time, participants will receive daily writing prompts and readings, which will culminate in an online session together at the end of the week. Those interested will receive feedback on a single piece of writing that they have produced during the week.


“Chronicle of Healing” with Cat Tyc

April 27 – May 1

In “Memory is Not a Test,” Cat Tyc writes “Losing a poem is akin to losing an arm, but supposedly they grow back, a phantom limb.” How can we account for what remains present through its persistent absence? What whispers spectrally, resisting erasure and discomfort?

Over the course of the week, Tyc will offer daily readings and viewings to inspire prompts for a chronicle of healing: a writing journal that each participant will keep with reflections on the affective spaces we inhabit, and how to acknowledge their impact in our lives. At the end of the week, the group will meet online to discuss and share writing as well as complete an active listening writing session together.

Cat Tyc is a writer/artist whose work exists on the precipice of poetic mediology. She has three chapbooks, An Architectural Seance {dancing girl press & studio}, CONSUMES ME (Belladonna* Collaborative) and I AM BECAUSE MY LITTLE DOG KNOWS ME (Blush Lit).  Her video work has screened in NY and internationally at spaces that include the Microscope Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, CUNY Graduate Center, Brooklyn Museum, Hauser & Wirth, and Kassel Fest. She has directed music videos that have been added to the rotation on LOGO’s NewNowNext and MTVu. She co-curates Poet Transmit which engages in the connections between poetry, transmission, and performance to explore textual practice and modes of transmission and how poetry exists in expanded fields of time. Events have been held at St. Mark’s Poetry Project, Knockdown Center and MOMA Ps1. Cat Tyc is the Program Director of The Home School in Hudson, NY.
http://cat-tyc.squarespace.com/

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