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As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and care for our community, Just Buffalo Literary Center has postponed a number of events, and we will follow the guidance of Buffalo Public Schools in terms of Just Buffalo Writing Center programming.

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Dance Challenge Writing (Youth) Timelines: 3b: Past Workshops (Unseen Archive), 4: Dana Venerable Workshops & Events

Dance Challenge Writing

In this workshop, we will investigate the process of viral dances and dance challenges and its similarities to creative writing. Starting with examples from line dances, YouTube, and TikTok, we’ll move through our relationships with virtual social media and creative expression during a time when we’re working, socializing and finding joy online. We will dance and write in front of our screens, thinking about how these actions work together in being physical and textual engagements, and what we can design from them. All writers are welcome.

Where: Online Workshop
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time: 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
TO REGISTER: Email the Writing Center at jbwc@justbuffalo.org.

This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

Writers are welcome to participate with or without video and audio during any of our virtual sessions. If you have any questions/issues accessing any of these opportunities, please let us know and we will work with you to make sure you can participate.

Dana Venerable

About the Teaching Artist

DANA VENERABLE is a writer, educator, co-editor of P-QUEUE journal, and a UB English PhD candidate living in Buffalo, NY. Her research highlights how marginalized communities resist against the archive/record, while (re)inserting themselves within it. Dana has performed within artist collectives at UB Arts Collaboratory, PLAY/GROUND, and UB’s MFA Dance Concert. She has written for The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, P-QUEUE, VIDA Review, Snail Trail Press and Zoomoozophone Review.