October 2021: Dark Latitudes: Poetics of Horror w/ Alexa Chrisbacher
In this open form workshop, our text will dare to answer a midnight phone call, peer under the bed, and tiptoe down the basement stairs. We will confront what quickens the pulse: the dread of things seen and unseen, embodied and other, existential and apocalyptic.
Materials: Pen, paper, and any art materials you'd like to work with.
Alexa Chrisbacher writes and roller skates in Denver. Her first book, Unprotected Lexicon (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press 2019), searches for identity in the fracture of spaces and bones, queer history, and inherited/embodied trauma. She earned an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. While her work roams, it often returns to the poetics of movement, text/image, and reimagining ordinary moments.
- This workshop runs from October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021.
- Workshops consist of one video per week for each week in the month. Videos are 45-60 minutes long, and are shared on a private YouTube account.
- Class discussions are held via Slack.
- All readings, creative prompts, and shared artwork will be exchanged via a private Google Drive folder.
- All workshops are designed for you. Dedicate as much or as little time to the workshop per week as you'd like.
- This workshop is taught in English, but collective.aporia offers subtitles for the workshop videos in over 60 languages. If you have questions about language accommodations, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collective.aporia believes in paying working artists fairly for their time and work. As a diverse international collective, we also believe strongly in valuing fair exchange—whether that be monetary, energetic, or otherwise.
Because of these beliefs, our workshop donations all begin at a $40 base rate with the option to give additional donation amounts, if you’re able. Seventy percent of the donations go to facilitator, and the remainder goes back into collective.aporia for operational expenses.
Participants also have the option to donate money towards the community scholarship, which provides opportunities to folks from these communities to attend workshops at no cost.
Please check out this page to learn more and/or apply for the scholarship.
We understand that not everyone has the financial means to donate $40. In the spirit of collaboration and exchange, we have developed a work exchange initiative that allows folks to choose what kind of work they would like to trade for free entry into the workshop. Examples of this work include writing blog posts, creating and sharing social media content, editing video subtitles, etc.
Thank you for your generosity!