Write To Connect at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. January 2011.
The second series of Write To Connect took place at the iconic LightHouse for the Blind in SF (near Civic Center BART). Over the course of four Saturdays this January, we made shapes with word and breath, performed and outlined creative projects, wrote dispatches from other bodies—all meditations/departures from ideas of Emergence, Emulation, Energy and most of all, Embodiment. Yellow lentil line break schematics, woven amulets, Lynda Barry interviews, and yogic exercises were all part of the mix. We were quite a crowd this time. 13 folks came to the first class, including 2 who attended via conference phone. The fact that I was actually able to make the free conference call service work still seems miraculous. (Thanks Kylie.) (Many thanks to Richard and especially Brandon at LH who made sure I had the space and bat phone at the ready.) Most of the participants were blind or low vision. A couple were wheelchair users. And a few had learning or psych disabilities. When I was envision