April 14, 2022
For Here or To Go: A Writing Workshop
Calling all Miami food lovers! Coming up with the language to describe our eating experiences can be difficult, but doing it together - especially while enjoying our favorite foods - can make it much more fun. This virtual workshop will focus on accessible poetry forms. Some exercises will include collaboratively generating language, instructional poems, erasure poetry and other forms that will guide us towards assembling poetic language to describe our relationships to food and food culture. Please come to the workshop with a favorite Miami-inspired food or dish to eat and describe to us, and be prepared to share!
About your facilitators
Leo Williams (they/them) is an MFA student in the Creative Nonfiction program at UNM. Before pursuing writing, they received their BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Outside of writing, they're interested in food, fermentation, oral histories, graphic design, and collaborative multidisciplinary art projects. Leo was born and raised in Miami and is currently based in Albuquerque. You can find their writing and other creative work at lwilliams.club
Eleonora Edreva (they/them) is an artist, writer, and educator born in Bulgaria, raised in Chicago, and currently living in Albuquerque. They create interactive, participatory, and game-based experiences to invite people to playfully experiment with and rehearse collaborative, embodied, and emergent ways of navigating and noticing the world. Ele holds a B.A. in English from the University of Chicago and is currently working towards an M.F.A. in Art & Ecology at the University of New Mexico. You can find their work at eleonora.xyz.