The Oddball Foundation Presents: Future/No Future-Poetry Workshop Series
The Oddball Foundation invites you to share your visions, thoughts and emotions during Future/No Future Workshop Series, starting on Monday, November 30, 2020 and continuing until December 28, 2020.
This event, to be held via Zoom, will gather people to contemplate on the current state of our world and communities and encourage the poetic and spoken word expression of reflection through dialogue.
Each workshop will be lead by one of Oddball Magazine’s talented writers, and involving elements of both written and artistic expression.
This Week’s workshop will be with the very talented Joshua Corwin!
Grooviness on a stick. Stick up the ol’ cento with Joshua Corwin (Dec. 7, 2020)
Have you ever heard the immemorial adage, “Get that ol’ stick out of the muse’s ethereal caboose, let’s get loose, dig deep and be groovy?”
In this groovtastic workshop, learn about found poetry techniques to express yourself through poetry, with particular emphasis on word-cento (coined by Joshua Corwin).
A word-cento is a rearrangement of words of a single poem using only the words by that single poet. Participants will have the opportunity to do their own word-centos.
A parallel will be drawn between rearranging words and introspection of feelings during this tumultuous time of uncertainty.
Joshua Corwin, a Los Angeles native, is a neurodiverse, 2 Pushcart Prize, 1 Best of the Net-nominated poet and Spillwords Press Publication of the Month winner. His book Becoming Vulnerable (2020) details his experience with autism, addiction, sobriety and spirituality. He has lectured at UCLA, read with 2013 US Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco, and performed at 2020 National Beat Poetry Festival
He hosts the poetry podcast “Assiduous Dust,” writes the “Incentovise” column at Oddball Magazine and teaches poetry to neurodiverse individuals and autistic addicts in recovery at The Miracle Project, an autism nonprofit.
We hope you join us as we support each other during this time of introspection and art.
This is an all-ages event with a suggested donation of $10.00.
Future/No Future Workshop Series
Beginning November 30, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (EST)