Editor: Meital Yaniv
Design: Sming Sming Books
Printer: Lightning Press
Details: October 2019, English 5.5 x8.5 in, 189 pages, softcover
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Published by the Institute for Jewish Creativity, Los Angeles, CA through a 2018-2019 WORD Grant: Bruce Geller Memorial Prize. WORD is a program of American Jewish University’s Institute for Jewish Creativity. WORD: Bruce Geller Memorial Prize is made possible by the late Jeanette Geller in memory of her husband Bruce.
About: WE SPOKE was a durational reading event featuring 38 artists and writers that took place at the Women’s Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 1-9 pm.Patricio Morales, D S Chapman, MikenaRichards, Shana Mirambeau, Crystal Sepúlveda, Ana Cecilia Alvarez, Todd Moellenberg, Veronica DeJesus, Janne Larsen, Kirsten Kearse, Tyler Matthew Oyer, Anna Knecht Schwarzer, Hannah Kim Varamini, K. Bradford, Allison Conner, Amanda Horowitz, Kim Zumpfe, Estela Sanchez, Alexus Fay Carter, Mitsuko Brooks, Jane Parshall, Emily Mast, Amanda Martin Katz, Aimee Goguen, Kwonyin, Johanna Cypis, Holly M. Crawford, Threadwinners, Carmen Rios, Christina Tsui, D. Hill, Rachel Kennedy, def.sound, gloria galvez, Shoghig Halajian, Soffia Stiassni, Jasmine Nyende, Meital Yaniv.
The participants of this event were nominated by the 48 wordmakers who created Words on Paper, , do you feel the siren., Maybe all of us at once, and do you feel the siren,.
hold on to each other, fear ignites hate, this land has been burning, from the first white step. this is an invitation to expand into the circular triangle created by the contact points of our past circles. this is the melting point of past connections and present transformations, this is the unfolding of community. we showed up for one another once before; we held space, we touched. that meeting point of recognition and accountability will multiply in voices. can we go back to a past experience and plant a seed, one that will change the lineage of perception and assumption? what is alive in your heart right now? can we archive the experience in real time over time? in twelve years, mother nature’s rage will be brutally known across space and time. fighting for something deeper than the kill? this is shadow work. we brave it together, bearing witness to the collective movement, emerging.
Thank you for moving with us into the circular triangle.