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How to Cure a Ghost: The Power of Vulnerability in Creative Expression

Workshop with Fariha Róisín to be held Feb. 29th at 12 pm
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Saturday, February 29, 2020
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Fariha Róisín

Led by esteemed poet Fariha Róisín, this workshop will explore the transformative power of vulnerability in creative expression, using Fariha's book "How To Cure A Ghost" as a tool. The hour-long session will consist of three parts centered on three important questions:

First - What is Vulnerability?
Second - Why is it a useful resource in our lives for creativity, and healing?
Third - How can we start adapting our experiences to create strong, important work that will have an impact on the world?

About Fariha:
Fariha writes on Muslim identity, race, self-care, pop culture, and film (as well as queerness and how that intersects with being a femme of color navigating a white world), and has written for The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Vice, them, Fusion, Village Voice and others. She has a poetry book entitled "How To Cure A Ghost" that came out this year as well as a journal on femme/non-binary body empowerment called "Being In Your Body". She's also working on her first novel, entitled "Like A Bird," to be out in Fall 2020. For more info, visit her website

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Contact: Alizeh Sheikh