Writer’s Circle

January 4, 2017 - February 27, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Led by Eva Yaa Asantewaa

Are you dissatisfied with the state of critical writing about dance and performance? Writers Circle supports artists of color, across the spectrum of movement-based performing arts, as they practice and share clear, effective writing in response to performance. Previous writing on the arts is not required, but you should have basic facility with written expression.

Open only to a small group of 8, this series requires participants to commit to
– FOUR (4) writing sessions as a group
– THREE (3) shows during the run of the series (tickets provided by FAB)
– Informal drafts of reviews of these shows to share for feedback and potential publication
– ONE (1) Feedback Session

Please refer to dates and consult your calendar before signing up! Should you have any questions, please email denise@fabnyc.org.

This workshop is part of FAB’s year-long series, The Sustainable Artist Toolkit.


Wednesday Jan 4, 7-9pm, hosted by Magnum Photo
Monday Jan 23, 7-9pm, hosted by Magnum Photo
Monday Feb 6th, 7-9pm, hosted by Magnum Photo
Monday Feb 20, 7-9pm, hosted by Cooper Sq. Committee (CSC)
Monday Feb 27, 7-9pm, hosted by Magnum Photo

Magnum Photo & CSC is both located on the East 4th Street Cultural District on 4th Street between Bowery and 2nd Ave in Manhattan.

Exact dates of shows TBC!

About Eva Yaa Asantewaa
Eva Yaa Asantewaa_Photo by-Deborah FellerEva has a respected, four-decade career as a freelance arts writer, specializing in dance and performance. A 1974 graduate of Fordham University (Rose Hill), Ms. Yaa Asantewaa has contributed writing on dance to print and online publications such as Dance Magazine, The Village Voice, SoHo Weekly News, Gay City News, The Dance Enthusiast and Time Out New York since 1976. She served as a member of the New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Awards committee for three years and as a consultant or panelist for numerous arts funding, awards or presenting organizations, including the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

In 2007, Ms. Yaa Asantewaa founded her arts blog InfiniteBody, a resource for news, commentary and criticism especially trusted by the dance community. With students from the annual Writing on Dance workshop series she taught for several years at New York Live Arts, she created Dancer’s Turn, a blog devoted to longform profiles of dance artists. She has also interviewed dance artists and advocates as host of Body and Soulpodcast and will launch a new arts interview podcast this summer. As a WBAI radio broadcaster (1987-89), Ms. Yaa Asantewaa worked with the Women’s Radio Collective and the Gay and Lesbian Independent Broadcasters Collective (producers of OUTLOOKS) and co-hosted the Tuesday Afternoon Arts Magazine with Jennifer Bernet as well as producing her own specials. She is also a published poet and has read her work at numerous venues including the Brooklyn Museum, the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, A Different Light Bookstore, Bowery Poetry Club and Cornelia Street Cafe.

Beginning in the 1990s, Ms. Yaa Asantewaa created, produced and facilitated workshops and special events sponsored by over sixty arts, health and social service, spiritual, feminist, people of color, and GLBTQ organizations in the New York metropolitan area. Among these are Gibney Dance Center, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, New York University Tisch School of the Arts Dance Program, Hunter College Dance Program, Queensborough Community College, the New York Open Center’s Womanspirit Journey program, New York Theosophical Society, College of New Rochelle, Healing Works, New York State Conference on Women’s Health, Riverside Church Wellness Center, Women’s Health Education Project and the Women’s Rites Center.

A native New Yorker of Afro-Caribbean heritage, Ms. Yaa Asantewaa lives in the East Village.

This event is fully booked.