Feminist Manifesto Writing Workshop

Last year in a program called Statements on Fire we worked on crafting Artist/Mission Statements that reflect who we are and what drives us. This workshop travels that same trajectory, towards liberating the creative voices of women & femmes, uplifting us and helping to define and promulgate our politics, ideas, and work.

The workshop will include a herstory of Feminist Manifestos including: SCUM Manifesto (Valerie Solanas), The Black Women’s Manifesto, The Woman Identified Woman (Radicalesbians), The Combahee River Collective Statement, The Women’s Manifesto of Ghana, Redstockings Manifesto, Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I A Woman?”, Grimes’s tumblr manifesto, and others. We’ll be riffing (Braidotti) and brainstorming together for the first hour of the workshop, followed by time for crafting your own manifesto, and performances or presentations of individual and group manifestos.

Accessibility information for this event:

WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free, however organic cleaning supplies are stored in the handicap accessible bathroom. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact info@wccw.us at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.

Linda Ravenswood is a poet and performance artist from Los Angeles. She was shortlisted for poet laureate of Los Angeles in 2017. Current Commissions 2018: The Music Centre and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Spring 2018/Sleepless!, Inlandia Anthology featured poet, 2018, headliner Out and Loud, the Majestic Theatre, Ventura, California, June 2018, featured presenter Why We Write, 1888, the Packing House, Anaheim, April 2018, the Federal, featured artist, May 2018 Master of Ceremonies, the Poetry Brothel produced by the New York Poetry Society and the Los Angeles Poetry Society, ongoing monthly shows at El Cid, Los Angeles 2018, LR is a BFA (2007) CalArts, an MA (2009), MA, (2015) PhD ABD. More info here.

*All members get 20% off paid programming. A limited number of free spots are also available for Warrior & Goddess level members. Email info@wccw.us to inquire about free tickets.

Our program costs go directly towards compensation of the instructors and staffers who work the event. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested, however, so we offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership, as well as free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email info@wccw.us for more info or to find out more about these opportunities for a specific event.