Collaborative Manifesto Remix!

Collaborative Manifesto Remix!

Dear people reading this blog,

Thank you for coming to visit.

Think of this blog entry as a creative invitation to participate in a collaborative writing project that began here and here.

Based on feedback that I’ve received from friends, fellow writers and random blog visitors that more folks want to collaborative and participate in the collaborative manifesto project, I’m excited by the community interactions and the journeys that have arisen.

Yesterday, I arrived at the Millay Colony for the Arts for a month-long writing residency with three other writers, a visual artist and a composer. I’m excited to be creating, walking, dreaming, looking out for other creatures in this place that was the home of the poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay. I’d like to commit part of my creative time here to the next phase of this journey. Starting this upcoming Monday morning, August 8, I’ll post an open-ended question or generative prompt inspired by being here or by writing or art-making that has surfaced here on my blog.

If you want to participate, post your writing in response to the question or prompt in the comments section of that blog entry + provide a generative question or prompt for the following day.

Each day until the day I leave Millay (August 25), I’ll post the generative questions or prompt that surface from the previous day’s writing and ask participants to write in response to them. You can answer in whichever way you are moved to — off-the-cuff, improvisationally, in deep meditation, whichever feels right to you. I’ll ask you within your writing response to braid the words of either another participant or writer/artist (other than yourself) in your writing in some way, to honor the collaborative intent of the project, and to credit that other writer/artist by name at the end of your writing (unless that person would rather remain anonymous).

At the end of our time together, I’ll use the writings generated to create a new collage creation to be posted on the blog. I’ll credit you by name as a participant/collaborator at the end of the piece unless you choose to remain anonymous.

If you have questions, curiosities, etc, feel free to e-mail me at chinginchen [at] gmail.com and ask. Also, if you know of other folks who would be interested in participating, feel free to direct them here, for an explanation of the project.

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5 Responses to “Collaborative Manifesto Remix!”

  1. hari Says:

    i’m in!

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