Investing in The Creative Hunch, aka “the Itch,” is a sociocultural network of artistic projects that organize administrative/production teams around convening dinner gatherings. Amidst the sharing of art, spirits, and food, new friendships are born.
At the next Itch Mixer, on Sunday, October 28, I will share a sample of ”Poetic Memoir — A Multimedia Writing Workshop.” This Itch project focuses on the creative development of a workshop that combines poetry, storytelling, music, digital text, graphic and image projection, all weaved into an interactive curriculum. Workshop participants share their own lives in poems that capture the social-economic and cultural environment in which those experiences occurred. The Itch Mixer happens at the Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA.
This project seeks to take the current “low-tech” and disjointed version of the “Poetic Memoir” workshop and create a technologically seamless interactive presentation for classrooms, community organizations, prisons, places of workship, workplaces, performance venues, homes, libraries, etc. Sunday’s sample will include poetry performance, storytelling, and digital projection.
This project is also interested in experimenting with “spinoffs” from “Poetic Memoir” that are created, produced, and “owned” by Itch participants. In a separate, but relevant example, Chicago artist Tree Turner has been independently re-creating and re-mixing my poem “Brain on Ice — The L-Train Poem.” His most recent rendition is “riding while black.”
Feel free to contact me before the Itch Mixer if you are interested in contributing any of the following skills: project management, video and audio production, website and/or blog production, graphic arts production, curriculum development, social networking, business and funds development, and marketing skills. For more on “Poetic Memoir” or a conversation about joining the project follow armageddonoffunk.com.
– Michael Warr