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SWANA COMMUNITY CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

 
Generative workshops for, by and with our community

All Together Now!
Facilitated by Laila Sahir

January 27, 2024, 10am - 12pm

This is an ensemble-based, devising-style workshop where participants will be creating a short piece together.

bayt: spaces in-between home, homeland, & migrations
Facilitated by Andrea Shaker

February 24, 2024, 10am - 12pm, Sliding Scale Fee

A work-in progress reading and feedback session: Andrea will lead an audience engagement session with readings and image viewing from her in-process book of text and images. Workshop participants will leave with a copy of an in-process section of the book.

Movement for the Stage
Facilitated by Taous Khazem

March 23, 2024, 10am - 12pm, Sliding Scale Fee

Explore movement for the stage in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! In this workshop we will use levels, rhythm, and ensemble games to create exciting and unique characters and dynamic spaces on stage! 

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Writing From Visual Art
Facilitated by Nahid Khan

April 20, 2024, 10am - 12pm

Looking at “masterpiece art”, how can we use this to inspire our writing?

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Foraging Stories: An Indigenous and Lebanese American Partnership
Facilitated by Lorie Haddad & April Smith

June 27, 2024, 5pm - 8pm, Suggested fee $30

In this workshop, community will forage for wild grape leaves on private land, and connect to stories from Lebanese and Native experiences. They will then cook the food in the traditional manner together.

Exploring Joy Through Writing
Facilitated by Ifrah Mansour

Coming July 2024

This workshop explores joy through our senses stored in our bodies. This is tailored towards writers who want to engage the body, mind and spirit before writing.

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Writing as a Form of Protest
Facilitated by Sana Wazwaz

Coming August 2024

This workshop will bring participants through various prompts exploring how our writing can break through barriers and stand as both art and protest literature.

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Physicalizing Solidarity: Dancing Our Body-Homeland with Palestine
2-Part Workshop by Body Watani Dance led by Leila Awadallah and Noelle Awadallah

Coming September/October 2024

How do we decolonize our bodies with Palestine as our guide? In this 2 part workshop BWD invites you to move through an offering that holds space for anticolonial grief and rage (Palestine and beyond), and to explore strategies of physicalizing solidarity and healing that can weave our sacred roots and stories in nonverbal ways.

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