Free Enterprise: Towards an Autonomous Sustainable Writing Life (After Michelle Cliff)
July 11, 12, 13th 9am PST, 12pm EST
The late Jamaican black lesbian feminist genius Michelle Cliff wrote a historical novel about Mary Ellen Pleasant aka Mammy Pleasant, a freedom-fighting radical who collaborated with John Brown and also funneled escaping enslaved Africans through a hotel that serviced the richest white folks in San Francisco and who also disagreed and theorized across space and time with black and indigenous thinkers about what how black freedom could im/possibly exist in capitalism.
What does that have to do with you?
You are a writer from and accountable to oppressed communities still seeking freedom through black words on the white paper and screens of an anti-black capitalist context. This three day online intensive connects the freedom-seeking in Free Enterprise to our fugitivity in this moment and offers exercises, insights and technologies to go deep and emerge with tangible strategies and goals for your autonomous sustainable writing life.
registration for the whole intensive is sliding scale $150-300. (Installment payments available upon request.) Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know your goals for the course by July 9th.