The Felt

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Feeling made material
Official online journal of the Pratt MFA in Writing

http://thefelt.org/

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Lara Mimosa Montes πŸ‡πŸŒΊπŸ™πŸ’ƒπŸ½
Decided we FELT like having a reading. It would be nice to see you flower buds
r u rly up to anything if yr not at LIVING CONDITIONS vol II??
#Repost @margot.terc
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We got free nail art classes @dwdc_health with the talented @amivnails πŸ’…πŸΎπŸ‘ŒπŸΎ
TUESDAY APRIL 18 | 7:30 | SILENT BARN | BENEFIT FOR THE QUEER DETAINEE EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

more info via @phoebeglick & @slvgdix: 
This reading will be a sliding scale admission ($5-25) to benefit the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, an organization providing structural, medical, legal and emotional support to queer folks coming out of immigration detention centers. Living Conditions the series is an attempt to benefit organizations providing relief to folks in perilous positions due to our political climate, while infusing radical language and art-making into this process. In this way we are aiming to start a conversation which both interrupts liberal progressivism and envisions alternate networks for more bearable life.
when you hear tuition's gonna be free (& full of catches) but you already graduated twice and still have these mf loans to pay *self-portraits by Kimiko Nishimoto*
PSA to submit to The Felt – the journal of radical softness rising up against all odds to face the clanky harsh corporofascist unfeeling brutality of the State – accepting prose, poetry, image, noise, fighting words, untethered emotion, language around the trauma'd body and ideas on how to fight back into the space of feeling until April 7th, 2017. 
http://thefelt.org/pages/submit.htm
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πŸ’•Tomrrow! Come hear stellar poet / poet-publishers talk about the importance of agency & community-building for WOC/POC/LGBTQIA+ writers & future publishers πŸ’• feat. ✨ @terrabot @mobrowne @djsharp Nicole Sealey, Farnoosh Fathi, Mirene Arsanios, Zakia Henderson-Brown, and Zohra Saed ----------------------------------------------------------Publishing, as a field, has historically privileged the writings and perspectives of those who are white and or male. But with the ever-evolving movement towards self-publication and small press, the formerly ignored voices of women, people of color, lgbtqia+, and those who exist within a multiplicity of these identities, are gaining the agency and recognition they deserve. 
Founded in 2012, Raven Press is a student-run small press based out of the Brooklyn public school Academy for Young Writers http://young-writers.squarespace.com/ . As part of their work towards community-building and cultivating the kind of agency needed to take charge of their own stories, students create and publish their own chapbooks, as well as manage the publishing of school-wide anthologies. Join us April 3rd in Room 9206-9207, as members of Raven Press host a panel on the power of publishing with a number of incredible poets, publishers, and poet-publishers including: Mirene Arsanios, Mahogany L. Browne, Farnoosh Fathi, Adjua Greaves, Zakia Henderson-Brown, Zohra Saed, Nicole Sealey, and Diamond Sharp. 
The Power of Publishing panel will face these driving questions: What are the challenges of getting published or working in a field that has historically privileged white and/or male perspectives? How does self-publication inspire community-building and create agency in people and communities who want to take charge of their own stories? What advice do you have for young authors who want to publish their work, start their own small press, or work for a major publishing house?

This panel will take place in Room 9206-97 at The Graduate Center, CUNY <https://www.facebook.com/theGraduateCenter/>. Cosponsored by Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative
Teaming up w/  A.I.R Gallery to present ART/WRITING on April 1 at 4 PM, a reading and panel discussion organized by artist Elizabeth Hoy. This event will feature three wonderful writers: Miriam Atkin, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, and Rachel Levitsky, each of whom deal with the visual arts in some facet of their work.
This event is being held in conjunction with Hoy's exhibition, Why does it end here?, which is on view through April 16. @airgallery @terrabot @bohopo12 @elizabethhoy
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