Carla Harris (they/she) is a disabled queer writer, performer and interdisciplinary artist from Treaty 4 territory, living in Regina Saskatchewan. They have performed in Verses Festival in Vancouver (2016), the Saskatoon Poetic Arts Festival (2018), and featured on their home stage with Regina Word Up in 2019. They released their first chapbook, Obtain No Proof with Dis/ Ability Series of Frog Hollow Press in 2020, and publications have appeared in HA&L (2019), ANTILANG (2021), and The Leslie Strutt Chapbook with League of Canadian Poets (2022). Harris is currently working on a book of creative nonfiction poetry, and a play in proudly unconfined #CripTime.Rooted in music, theatre & writing, they offer workshops in writing experimentation and creative improvisation.
The focus of this workshop is to get the group to explore descriptive words as a group. By having the group share to collect a wide mix of descriptive words, we then play with sculpting sentences as a group, in pairs and/or individually to fit any accommodation needs. The goal is to collectively explore a creative practice, without intimidating any student with the title of poetry.