Every Friday at 7pm
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Radical Novelists, Radical Playwrights, Radical Cartoonists, any and all Radicals who have something to say!
This year, finally sit down to pen that article you’ve been bleeding to write, or to develop your play about the fucked up Amazon factory you slave at 13 hours a day, or to outpour your oppression through visual art. Or even finesse your résumés and cover letters to get out of that factory or service industry job, because it's hard to rebel on a modern day plantation. FURIE’s Writing Workshops are here to create that space for solidarity, encouragement, and motivation needed to get it done.
Writing, like any true act of resistance and rebellion, can be almost impossible in America. We have been constantly and intentionally distracted in efforts to dumb us down (efforts that have been successful in far too many cases). The American Empire is crumbling, leaving us at one of the highest points of anti-intellectualism in our history. The power elite are thrilled to have the masses mindlessly accepting their self-indulgent narrative. This is apparent everywhere from fluff entertainment news and magazines, to the mainstream media, to the “hallowed halls” of academia, where students are taught how to better fit into our crooked system, rather than how to fight and destroy the system itself.
To add insidious insult to agonizing injury, as women, we have been told--both directly and implicitly in the responses and admonishments when we do speak up--that our voices don’t matter.
But in fact, this withering environment is where our voices and our art are most needed. We reject the ruthless commodification of our time, instead utilizing it for individual and communal benefit, improving skills that are becoming increasingly undervalued in our culture.
The first edition of The PanWomanist (FURIE’s Literary Journal) was the culmination of our earlier, more informal writing workshops. If The PanWomanist or the FURIE page has inspired you, this is an ideal opportunity to get involved. Come with ideas or articles that need development, and we will all work together.
As a community-focused organization, FURIE is excited to provide firstly, a creative and welcoming space where you can work in peace. If you have been wanting to write something or had an idea but just haven’t been able to carve out the time, this is your opportunity. Secondly, it is a space to have your work heard, to perhaps practice for performance or see how it sounds out loud, and to receive feedback in a constructive environment.
Join us every Friday at 7pm at FURIE House (send us a FB message or email us at email@example.com for address, accessible by Kimball and Armitage buses). If you want someone to meet you at a bus stop nearby, please reach out and we can arrange that as well. Bring your computer, notebook, or whatever artistic tools you need. It is a comfortable environment, open to all levels of experience and genres of writing and artistic mediums, but we are serious about developing our work and only ask that you are too.
"No black woman writer in this culture can write ‘too much.’ Indeed, no woman writer can write ‘too much’ ...No woman has ever written enough."