Allison Conner

Fall 2015 Resident

We are so excited to welcome Allison Conner to the center! She is an interdisciplinary writer and zine-maker based in Los Angeles and a recent graduate of the CalArts MFA Creative Writing program. Across poetry, prose, and hybrid pieces, her written work bends, blurs, and perforates the lines between genres, styles, and modes of presentation. Informing her work is an aesthetic of resistance. Specifically, her work disentangles/unravels persisting master narratives surrounding race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, violence, trauma, spirituality, et al.  She does this to imagine, celebrate, and create alternative, humane spaces.

Across poetry and prose, her writing bends, blurs, and perforates the lines between genres, styles, and modes of presentation. Informing her work is an aesthetic of resistance. She desires to speak back by disentangling and unraveling the master narratives that surround race, trauma, gender, sexuality, class, et al. She does this as a way to imagine and celebrate alternative, holistic spaces.

Allison will help us drive our programming curriculum around writing and zine making this fall as she creates third visions, a WOC-inclusive arts zine to be launched at the end of her stay. She will be holding open office hours at the space every Thursday through December from 3-6pm. Come say Hi!

 

Loose Pleasures, A Reading Series
Thursday, November 19th, 8-10pm
Imagine a room transformed to space / land / body / Beyonds.
Imagine words as bridges to other visions.
Imagine a reading as a gathering, a way to release.
Join us for our second installment! Refreshments will be served.
Featuring Allison Conner and Barbara Grossman’s Breakfast Club

 

third visions Launch Party
Thursday, Jan 14, 8-10pm
Join us to celebrate the completion of third visions! A publication by Allison Conner that she developed during her residency at WCCW, that speaks back to the violent erasures of mainstream culture. third visions is a quarterly arts zine channeling the range of creative practices and interruptions enacted by women of color and their collaborators. the first issue features poetry, photography, a play excerpt, illustrations, and film stills. it is printed on a risograph 3750 and hand bound using the pamphlet stitch method.