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Creative Writing & Printmaking: Concrete Poems & Flash Essays with Anastasia Nikolis
May 20 @ EST 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm$80.00
Respond imaginatively to a prompt in any genre, then put your inspiration into print. In this workshop at Rathus Studio, 936 Exchange Street, Rochester, writing instructor Anastasia Nikolis will present a short piece of published writing, facilitate a brief discussion, and provide a related prompt. With Evan Bobrow’s guidance, you’ll explore the fascinating risograph printing process, typeset your freshly minted words, and create a collaborative saddle-stitched chapbook to take home.
Anastasia Nikolis, PhD, is the Visiting Artist-in-Residence at St John Fisher University. Her academic research focuses on confession and intimacy as linguistic constructions in post-1945 American poetry. Her creative writing explores the intersections of visual art, place, and the body. You can find her work in the Arkansas International, the LA Review of Books, and the Adroit Journal.
Risograph printing is very similar to screen-printing, where ink is pushed through a screen one color at a time. The machine works much like a photocopier, so the process is a quick, clean hybrid of technologies that produces an object made from the tangible vibrance of real ink.
Founded by Evan Bobrow of Rathaus Press, Rathaus Studio is a queer-run community art space based in Rochester, NY. Our aims are to make risograph printing and publishing more accessible. We strive to provide work space, professional support, and individual attention to our members so they can create the work they never thought they could make. There are many options available for participation, from long term passes, month to month membership, day passes, and open studio hours there will be something that fits your needs.
In person at Rathus Studio, 936 Exchange Street, Rochester, NY