Future Events:

October 22, 3pm–6pm, RSVP Writing

Wayne Koestenbaum: Improvisation

In this workshop, we will muse together on strategies for incorporating improvisation into our various artistic activities.  Individually and collaboratively in the workshop we will do several improvisatory exercises and experiments. Writers and artists should bring materials with which to play, including paper, pens, drawing materials, etc.  Participants are also welcome to bring sources of inspiration for these experiments, whether scraps, objects, photographs, books, or other ephemera.

Enrollment for this workshop is now closed.

October 24, 7pm Talking

Dan Fox: Limbo

November 2, 6.30pm Talking

Hollis Frampton’s “A Lecture,” 1968

November 14, 3pm–6pm, RSVP Writing

Rivka Galchen: Fairy Tales

In this workshop, artists will look at two short fairy tales by The Brothers’ Grimm and then assemble their own short stories from visual prompts.

Enrollment for this workshop is now closed. Please join us for Rivka Galchen’s public talk on November 14, 7pm

November 14, 7pm Talking

Rivka Galchen

November 28, 3pm–6pm, RSVP Writing

Fred Moten & Stefano Harney: Deviant Complicity

In this workshop we will consider the theory and practice of deviant complicity and experiment with some protocols for the material (re)enactment of the aesthetic sociality that making art and life always bears.

Enrollment for this workshop is now closed. Please join us for Fred Moten & Stefano Harney’s public talk on November 28, 7pm.

November 28, 7pm Talking

Fred Moten & Stefano Harney

December 1, 2pm–5pm, RSVP Writing

Ben Lerner: The Verbal and the Visual

This workshop will focus on the verbal and the visual, how writing can represent or complement or obscure visual art. Participants will submit writing for feedback from Lerner ahead of the meeting, and the group will discuss assigned readings, including the description of the Shield of Achilles in the Iliad, Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” and Barbara Johnson’s essay “Muteness Envy.”

Enrollment for this workshop is now closed. Please join us for Maggie Nelson & Ben Lerner’s public talk on December 14, 7pm.

December 5, 7pm Talking

Percival Everett

December 3–7, 10.30am–1.30pm, RSVP Writing

Percival Everett: Writing Intensive

This five-day workshop will focus on the craft of writing, including style, point of view, narrative technique, and language. Participants will each submit a piece of writing for the group to workshop.

Enrollment for this workshop is now closed. Please join us for Percival Everett’s public talk on December 5, 7pm.

December 14, 7pm Talking

Maggie Nelson & Ben Lerner

December 19, 3pm–6pm, RSVP Writing

Mary Gaitskill: Favorite Stories

In this three-hour seminar, Gaitskill will talk about some of the favorite stories she’s written and about the craft of writing in general.

Enrollment for this workshop is now closed.

Past Events:

October 10, 7pm Talking

Wayne Koestenbaum: Camp Marmalade on East 65th Street

Inspired by stanzas in his recently-published book, Camp Marmalade, the second volume of Koestenbaum’s “trance trilogy,” the poet will perform improvisatory Sprechstimme recitative, with free-style musical accompaniment—keeping open, in the evening’s séance, to the assistance of such ghosts as Charles T. Griffes, Alexandre Tansman, Germaine Tailleferre, and Witold Lutoslawski, though these invitees have not yet RSVP’d, and may decline to attend.  The poet will also project a very brief instructional video.