Creative Labor Professional Development Workshop:
Writing Workshop for Artists | Saturday February 10th, 2018 | SF LGBT Center | 12 noon – 2 pm
At every stage of an artist’s career, the first request from a curator, producer, or event coordinator is: “Please send me a headshot, bio, and artist’s statement.”
Artists who attend this workshop will leave with a fine tuned narrative biography, an artist’s statement, and an opportunity to meet other queer artists who are developing their artistic practice.
The workshop facilitator will present clear-cut writing advice through exercises and examples. Attendees will then be asked to write a short paragraph about their work that they will share with the group for constructive feedback. To conclude, each person will write a short “mission statement” that they can practice with each other!
The workshop leader, Janet Silk, is an artist and writer who teaches the Fine Arts Writing Workshop in the Department of Art and Art History at San Jose State University. She has written several essays about her own work and teaching experience, as well as about diverse topics such as Black Metal music, Czech poetry, and Art/Life boundaries.
The workshop is free and open to all queer and non-queer artists.