Conference Schedule 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
When the Muse is Muscle and Memory with Peggy Robles-Alvarado
Date(s): Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Location: Basha, Old Main (view map)
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Mixed Genre
Tags: Memory, The Body
About the Session
Our bodies are vessels for storytelling. Our eyes whisper truth, our lungs scream sorrow, our feet voyage between the past and the present. This generative writing session, led by Peggy Robles-Alvarado and open to all genres and writing levels, pulls at the memories we carry in our bodies and calls on the muse that lives in our muscles, freckles, bones, and scars. Through visual and written prompts as well as excerpts from mentor texts and performance poetry, that blemish on your chin, the stretchmark on your hip, the beauty mark over your belly button become personified and insist on telling their side of the story.