Outside the System: using blackout poetry to explore the relationship between motherhood, money, and capitalism

February 5, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am America/Los Angeles Timezone
Parable Tacoma
3502 McKinley Ave
Suite A, Tacoma
WA 98404
Creative Colloquy

Outside the System: Using blackout poetry to explore the relationship between motherhood, money, and capitalism with Christina Vega

In this workshop, we’ll explore motherhood (as the non-gendered act of caretaking children) and how donning its mantle alters our relationship to capitalism and money, using blackout poetry as our expressive medium. We’ll look to the work of prominent artists Krista Franklin, Kellie Richardson, and Britteney Black Rose Kapri as guideposts along our way.

Participants should bring a magic marker, pencil, blank paper, and typed documents that can be used as the base for their blackout poem. Documents that touch on participants’ relationship to capitalism and money will be the most fruitful, though any will work. Examples include bills, job postings, newspapers, late notices, correspondence, emails, essays, etc.

Registration limited to 15 participants. This gathering is in person and will be hosted at Parable in Tacoma. Coffee will be provided.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Christina Vega (they/them) is a Queer Chicana poet. They’re also the publisher at Blue Cactus Press. Christina self-published their debut poetry collection, Still Clutching Maps, in 2017. Their poetry has appeared in Creative Colloquy, Frontera Vol. 3: estados silvestres // natural states, International Poetry Review, Papeachu Issue 3, Timberline Review, WA129+, and Milk Gallery. Christina’s journalism has appeared in City Arts, Grit City Magazine, Hilltop Action Journal, OLY ARTS, The Ranger, VOICE Magazine and Weekly Volcano. Follow Christina on Twitter @bluecactuspress and Instagram @ccthemighty.

Creative Colloquy is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike. We owe gratitude to Tacoma Creates for their support of programming in this season.

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