Pulling Yourself out of Writer Quicksand (Forever)
Date: Saturday, November 11
Time: 10am - 3pm (w/1-hour lunch break)
Instructor: MK Chavez
Format: In Person at Left Margin LIT
Join MK Chavez for a quick and dirty dive into literary coaching.
This is a highly interactive workshop where attendees will explore their personal quicksand, engage in a writing values clarification exercise, and leave with a toolkit for addressing writer’s block, book inertia, and other writing crises while they build a sustainable writing practice.
Open to all genres and levels of experience. Everyone is welcome.
MK Chavez is an Afro-Latinx writer, educator, multi-disciplinary artist, and curator. She is co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival and co-founder and curator of Lyrics & Dirges and teaches and supports writers at Ouroboros Writing Lab.
MK's writing explores identity, social injustice, environmental degradation, horror cinema, magic, and ritual and has been recognized with a PEN Oakland Josephine Miles award and San Francisco Foundation/Nomadic Press Literary Award. She is a 2018 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award recipient and a 2023 YBCA 100 fellow.
MK’s literary offerings include Dear Animal, Mothermorphosis, the lyric essay chapbook A Brief History of the Selfie, and Virgin Eyes. Her work can be found among the trees in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park through the Voices of the Trees Project.