Home Is Where the Freaks Are: A Workshop on How to Make a Coloring Book of Weirdo Encouragement
Early during the pandemic, artist-writer-activist Ariel Gore created a zine called Home is Where the Freaks Are: A Coloring Book of Weirdo Encouragement, illustrating an extended chosen family of hybrid beings that tell you exactly what you need to hear. For example, Bunny Cat says “You can do it! Build a life that totally OWNS your weirdness.” Old Maid says, “All your scars are magic.” Coyote Girl says, “Don’t worry, they always call me ‘intense,’ too.”
In this workshop, Ariel Gore will guide you through writing and drawing exercises that will allow you to create your own Pitzer coloring book of oddball encouragement. You’ll be invited to be yourself, no matter what boxes the world tries to put you into. Extra points for coloring outside the lines. At the end of the workshop, we’ll compile our work into one giant coloring book that will be distributed digitally to all participants.
The first four students to RSVP will receive a copy of Home is Where the Freaks Are mailed to them.
Ariel Gore is the editor & publisher of the Alternative Press Award-winning magazine Hip Mama and the author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction. Her latest, Hexing the Patriarchy, due out in October from Seal Press, is available for preorder wherever books are sold. Her shameless novel/memoir, We Were Witches, was published by The Feminist Press. Her memoir, The End of Eve, has been called “Terms of Endearment meets Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? She teaches writing online a Ariel’s Gore’s School for Wayward Writers at the Literary Kitchen.
Questions? Email Professor Andrea Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/yyg2wwtx.
Sponsored by the Writing Center, PAS Faculty-in-Residence, and First-Year Seminar Program.