july, 2016

22jul4:00 pm- 6:00 pmPoetry Workshop: Michelle Castillo

Event Details

Summer Cool: Poetry Workshop

Suggested Donation: $15.00
Sliding scale available: $5-15

Sensory Poetry Workshop w/ Michelle Castillo
Date: Friday, July 22nd
Time: 4:00-6:00 PM

*Class Description: Sensory Poetry

A) Observation:
Participants will sit across from each other in silence for the first 15 minutes of the class. They will take note of how they feel and what they are observing within themselves and in the gallery.
B) Exploration:
Participants will listen to a series of sounds and engage in somatic exercises. (We will be using some of CA Conrad’s work to help with this portion).
C) Creation:
Participants will create an original poem from the workshop’s experience.
D) Reflection:
Participants will discuss and share their poem with each other and the instructor.

*All of this is subject to change depending on various factors. Materials will be provided.

Traveling everywhere with her musician mother, she became a child of the road playing in studios and sleeping in makeshift beds. Michelle Castillo is a teacher, musician, activist, and writer. Her writing and poetry have been featured inThe Common Good Press Zine, The Coachella Valley Art Scene Blog, Desert Valley Star Weekly (American Free Journal) amongst other places. Her creative projects include: CONNECTED, Bohemian Café (featured reading series), Koffi 1st Sundays, Sensory Poetry Reading, and Lola’s Kusina (Filipino pop-up eatery). She has curated experiences in art galleries, coffee shops, supermarkets and in the middle of the desert. Recently, Michelle edited the poetry section in the fall issue of Coachella Magazine and will be a guest editor for the upcoming issue of Phantom Seed (A Literary Magazine of and about the Heart of the California Desert). Also, Castillo is an MFA candidate for poetry at the University of California, Riverside low-residency program. Michelle is an interdisciplinary artist who expresses her creativity through various mediums. She never considers herself to be one thing for a multitude of worlds live inside of her. As of late, Michelle is at work on her first poetry collection and a story about the stories she heard inside of Lola Sally’s kusina.


(Friday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm