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Group Erasure Creation - Presidential Tweets
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Group Erasure Creation - Presidential Tweets

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Erasure -- is a form of found poetry or found art created by erasing words from an existing text in prose or verse and framing the result on the page as a poem. The results can be allowed to stand in situ or they can be arranged into lines and/or stanzas. Erasure is a way to give an existing piece of writing a new set of meanings, questions, or suggestions. It lessens the trace of authorship but requires purposeful decision making. What does one want done to the original text? Does a gesture celebrate, denigrate, subvert, or efface the source completely? One can erase intuitively by focusing on musical and thematic elements or systematically by following a specific process regardless of the outcome.

To celebrate Presidents Day, 2018 - join us as we create erasure poems from rich source material; presidential tweets.  We’ll have tweets printed out on and taped to the wall, become a part of the group deciding how to transform them into new expressions, poems, and thoughts. 

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave #4
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Monday, February 19th
Doors - 7:00
Erasing - 7:30

Free

BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt.

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It's Better to Speak - A Workshop For Writing
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

It's Better to Speak - A Workshop For Writing

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It’s Better to Speak

“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” -Audre Lorde


Join us for a weekly writing, reading, and discussion course exploring how poetry can be protest. This casual class will give students the opportunity to dive into poetry from around the world, and offer a supportive space for students to express themselves, personally and politically, through their own writing. The classes are free to attend and students are welcome to come for one session or all three. The class will culminate in an optional student performance and reading on 2/15/18, which will raise funds to support Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio.  


Week 1 (1/24/18): Manifesta: An exploration of feminist poetry in collaboration with Power to the Polls Week of Action. Following the Women’s March on 1/20, organizations all over Cincinnati are offering opportunities to get and stay involved in political action leading up to the 2018 election. 

Week 2 (1/31/18): Making Peace: Anti-war poems and the poetry of justice. From Auden’s “September 1, 1939” to Vietnam protests to contemporary poet in the Trump era, poetry has had a role to play in the fight for a more equitable, peaceful world. 

Week 3 (2/7/18): On Witness: As poet Carolyn Forché writes, “We distinguish between ‘personal’ and ‘political’ poems–the former calling to mind lyrics of love and emotional loss, the latter indicating a public partisanship that is considered divisive, even when necessary. The distinction between the personal and the political gives the political realm too much and too little scope; at the same time, it renders the personal too important and not important enough.” This class explores the intersection of the personal and political and how that informs poetry and expression.


About the instructor: Kamal E. Kimball is a Cincinnati poet, member of the Cincinnati DIY Writers, and the Ohio Poetry Association. Her work has been published in Rattle, Hobart, One, Sundog Lit, Bone Parade, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Zetetic, Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal, Literati Magazine, Indolent Books, Califragile, and elsewhere. She was a finalist in the 2017 Poetry Superhighway contest. She works as a freelance grant writer and journalist, and teaches at UC’s Communiversity.
 

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Suggestive Poetics: A Workshop With Your Phone
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Suggestive Poetics: A Workshop With Your Phone

All you need for this low-key poetry workshop is a smartphone!

Each round, you will be provided with a phrase to type into the note-taking app of your choice: this is the first line of your poem. The rest must be written using only words auto-suggested by your phone.

Rounds will end with a 5-minute journaling session to reflect on the words you chose, the words you were suggested, and any patterns or insights you might have discovered about how you communicate.

The night will end with an open mic and the chance to share your poems and journal musings with the group.
 

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Consent Workshop
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Consent Workshop

Chase Public and the DIY Conflict Mediation group are happy to host a community workshop and discussion on the topic of radical, enthusiastic consent. We are striving to educate on healthy consent practices, have discussion on what consent encompasses, and how to build a consent culture as an alternative to rape culture.

The workshop, led by Gillis Lynn will last no longer than two hours, and there will be time for discussion.

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Saturday, February 11
Workshop begins at 6:00

Free, Donations encouraged.

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Guard Your Digital Privacy
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Guard Your Digital Privacy

You care about your privacy, but it's easy to feel overwhelmed about all the files, photos, financial information and messages on the online services and devices you use. Get a better grip at this class on digital privacy at Chase Public.

You'll practice making strong passwords you can remember by using password recipes and dice. You'll be introduced to programs for your computer and smartphone that can create and securely store your passwords. And you'll prepare to change your password habits so you don't go back to "12345678".

You'll also learn how to use online devices more securely. Learn the dangers of coffee shop WiFi, insecure messaging platforms, phishing emails that try to convince you to sign in to real-looking websites, and web ads used to track your online activity. Do some basic threat modeling with us and decide what you need to protect the most.

This free class is led by Chase Public's Nathan Swartzendruber. He's taught technology in public libraries and university classrooms. His password keeper is currently storing 927 items.

 

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Drone Writing Workshop - Nate May, Fritz Pape, Jennifer Simone
Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

Drone Writing Workshop - Nate May, Fritz Pape, Jennifer Simone

Compose your thoughts to ambient music.

Jennifer Simone, Nate May, and Fritz Pape combine! Coming in at out as they choose to create a nice long block of improvised, ambient, and drone sounds.

While they're doing their thing, you're encouraged to do yours. Bring a notebook and a pen, take this opportunity to use the sounds as a creative prompt; write down what comes to you.

There will be a microphone at the front of the room, and when you have some words or thoughts that you like- you can share them; right there in the moment. No signups, no line, just an organic process of give and take, create and listen and share.

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Discussion Based Workshop - "A Dance Between: Dana Franklin and Millie-Christine"
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

Discussion Based Workshop - "A Dance Between: Dana Franklin and Millie-Christine"

Prior to “A Dance Between Dana Franklin and Millie-Christine” Chase Public invites you to a discussion based workshop led by Napoleon Maddox. 

Maddox will lead the group through discussions on and select readings from ‘Kindred,’ a novel by Octavia Butler and ‘Conjoined Twins in Black and White,’ a nonfiction collection edited by Linda Frost. These two texts will play heavily into the performance which follows the workshop- and this discussion based workshop will allow audience members to gain and exchange perspectives. “A Dance Between Dana Franklin and Millie-Christine” is a work in progress, and Maddox hopes to integrate the discussion and ideas brought up in the workshop into future iterations of the performance. 

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Women Helping Women at Chase Public
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Women Helping Women at Chase Public

Chase Public is proud to team up with Women Helping Women to host a workshop on issues surrounding women’s safety and security in contemporary social culture. The workshop will cover the services that Women Helping Women provides, as well as an overview of Domestic Violence and Rape Culture. There will be a Q&A and discussion following the information session.

We believe that a well informed community is the greatest tool in the fight for a more just and equal society- when a group of people can come together with the strength of their convictions, empathy, and understanding, there is no limit to their potential. We hope you join us.

Donations to support Women Helping Women strongly encouraged.

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