Adaptation: Something to Something Else

A webinar with Lidia Yuknavitch and Janice Lee
Thursday, March 2nd 1pm-4pm Pacific

More Details at Corporeal Writing Website

(A recording will be made available to all registrants for a limited period afterwards.)

To go from tail to legs. To sprout wings. To regenerate a limb, an idea. To transform anger into desire into story or image or sound. To go from particle and wave and back again. To listen, to swim, to hold water, to migrate, to flower, to dig. A whisper, an image, a film flicker, a long exhale.

What can writers and artists learn from plant, animal, elemental, and cosmic adaptations? Might new kinds of storytelling shapes and guts arise if we let the constructs we’ve inherited dissolve and come to different forms? How are we always already becoming something else?

In this workshop, we’ll explore and generate new, hybrid, perhaps messy forms of writing. We’ll find new shapes to construct or inhabit. We’ll dig new burrows and morph our bodies (our own and those of our texts).


The following payment model is inspired by and borrowed from the payment model of Bayo Akomolafe’s class, We Will Dance With Mountains: Into the Cracks.

This workshop offers a sliding scale based on your relative financial standing. In an effort to reflect disparity in economic condition and access to wealth, the following payment system is designed for those with more wealth to help cover the costs of those with less access to wealth and resources. We trust your discernment of your current financial situation and how you fit into the global economic context.

As you decide what amount to pay, please consider your present-day financial situation governed by income, but also the following factors: historical discrimination faced by your peoples; your financial wealth (retirement/savings/investments); your access to income and financial wealth, both current and anticipated (how easily could you earn more income compared to other people in your community, country, and the world; are you expecting an inheritance); people counting on your financial livelihood including dependents and community members; the socio-economic conditions of your locale (relative to other places in your country and in the world); your relationship to food & resource scarcity.

$275 Partner

$225 Supporter (Note: This amount reflects the “real” value of this course.)

$175 Companion

$150 Friend

A limited number of scholarships are also available for anyone needing further financial assistance. Please email Daniel at for more info, or if you are feeling challenged in any way by the financial requirements of participation.