Evoking Silence Timelines: 3b: Past Workshops (Unseen Archive), 4: Christina Vega-Westhoff Workshops & Events

evoking silence

Taught by: Nina Vega Westhoff
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: May 7 & 9, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

In this workshop we’ll think through our relationships to language and silence. How and why do we leave room for silence in our writing? And what are we silent about? What is silent in the English language and how might we utilize that? We’ll work with silent letters, unarticulated content, and more.

This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 12 participants.


About the Teaching Artist
Christina Vega-Westhoff

Christina Vega-Westhoff is a poet, translator, and aerialist. She is the author of Suelo Tide Cement, winner of the 2017 Nightboat Prize for Poetry. Vega-Westhoff also works as a teaching artist with the Geneseo Migrant Center and Young Audiences of Western New York and as a movement instructor with The Bird’s Nest Circus Arts. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, most recently BAX 2018: Best American Experimental Writing and Words Without Borders. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona and a BA in English and Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She choreographs and performs interdisciplinary works independently and for festivals and theatre, dance, and circus companies.