Bea’s Beyond Boundaries :
Weird & Wonderful Writing Workshop – The Workshop That Can Change Your Life!
This workshop is a DADA experience of freedom! Within the creative act of writing, or composing with words —
• NO RULE is the rule! • Mixing genres, mixing sources • Writing by hand • Collaging cut out words • Inventing words • Playing with SOUNDS • Destroying syntax
It will liberate your mind! Like the Rabbinic practice of telling a few jokes before tackling a “serious” subject matter, allow your mind to venture in creative avenues of thinking and questioning, you would not have dared otherwise. This writing workshop welcomes neophytes and seasoned authors! When I say it could change your life, I really mean that! You will feel the power of imagination, the bubbling tingles of childhood playful inventions. And who knows … Maybe you will find . . . a vocation to understand life’s serious matters —through subversive, anti-authoritarian, fun imaginings.
Workshop Participants must bring the following supplies:
• magazines, comic books, news papers, ready to be cut out
• poetry books, plays, philosophy, history books, and the like, from which to choose excerpts
• their favorite pair of scissors
• a stick of glue
• paper substrate (brown paper bags, letter paper, anything to glue the words on…)
DARING! DELICIOUS! DELIRIOUS!
Béa Aaronson was born in Paris, France, in 1956. She is a self-taught multimedia artist, www.artcasaverde.com, a published poet, author, and art critic, an independent scholar and international lecturer, as well as a stage performer. She holds a BA Honors in History of Art, an MA in French Literature and a PhD in Philosophy and Comparative Literature. Her dissertation, The Bark and the Sap, A Midrashic Reading of Marcel Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu, focuses on the Jewish mystical dimension of Proust’s oeuvre.
Aaronson has exhibited her paintings, sculptures, assemblages and photographs throughout Western Europe, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, South Africa, and the USA. She also created many posters for the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, The Alliance Française and the Jewish Cultural Center of Charleston, SC. Aaronson has published essays, poems, articles, drawings, paintings and photographs in various magazines, journals and encyclopedias, such as Found Object in New York, Deus Loci in Baltimore, Tessera in Canada, The Review of Francophone Literature in Amsterdam, The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Jewish Writers in London, and Polyphony in Charleston. She published and illustrated her first book in 1998, Baudelaire-Miller Sexual Squalor in Paris, which is now the property of Harvard’s Private book collection.