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Write Here, Write Now: An Act of Care with Aurora Masum-Javed

Date(s): Monday, June 28, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Genre and Form(s): Mixed Genre
Cost: $5

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About this Event

Need ideas to help you get started writing? Take a dip into our classes before you dive in! Presented in partnership with Phoenix College and Changing Hands Bookstore, Write Here, Write Now is a monthly pop-up workshop every 4th Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

This month: An Act of Care with Aurora Masum-Javed!

Where controlling structures aim to tame, punish, and discipline, care listens. Where control is hierarchical, care requires equity, respects the autonomy and inherent dignity of all involved, honors interdependence. Care does not demand a singular outcome. It is instead adaptive. It responds to feedback. In our daily lives, in our families, in our schools. With the land, with our bodies. Politically, globally. Rather than systems of control, we need systems of care. In this workshop, we’ll read poems by Rick Barot and Chen Chen to consider the forms that control and care take in our own lives.

About the Author

Aurora Masum-Javed is a poet, educator, and writing coach. A former public school teacher, she holds an MFA from Cornell University, where she also taught courses in creative non-fiction, short story, poetry, and composition. Her work can be found in various journals including Nimrod, Black Warrior Review, Aster(ix), Winter Tangerine, Frontier, and Callaloo. She has received fellowships from places such as the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, Caldera Arts, Kundiman, Callaloo, Pink Door, BOAAT, and the Community of Writers.