Dear Diary with Bridget Brewer


8-week Open-Genre Workshop — 12 students

Time & Date:
Tuesdays, 6:30 — 9:00 pm
January 14th — March 3rd

Austin Bat Cave
1210 Rosewood Ave. (map)

Member Price: $150.00*

A limited number of spots in each workshop are reserved for a special scholarship rate. Apply for a scholarship here, and for more information on payment plans, please email emily@austinbatcave.org.

Using diaries as our central focus, this cross-genre course will dive into the politics and power of voice, outsider art, and how to engage in more vulnerable art-making. We’ll examine diaries by Lou Sullivan and Anais Nin, Jafar Panahi’s film This Is Not A Film, Marlee Grace’s Instagram dance-a-day movement project, Neither’s diaristic album trauma, Bhanu Kapil’s Ban En Banlieue, and others in order to attempt to answer the following questions: Who gets to/is asked to be vulnerable in public spaces? How do diaries change shape when they move from private to public? How can we honor our own diaries and our selves?

Participants will come away with a collected diary they’ve written themselves, as well as a zine of entries from each participant. A public event will conclude the workshop, during which we will do a brave thing: Treat Our Diaries As Real and Valid Literature By Presenting Them Out Loud In Front Of People!

*applies to Literary Superstar Membership Level only

This class is open to writers at all levels. 

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About the Instructor:

Bridget Brewer is a writer, performer, and educator based in Austin, TX.  Her work has been supported by national and international fellowships, and has appeared or is forthcoming from The Best Experimental Fiction of 2020, Puerto del Sol, Tarpaulin Sky, The FANZINE, and more.  Currently she serves on the Board of Facilitators at HIVE Arts Collective, and as co-frontperson in a queergrass band.  She can be found at bridget-brewer06.com.

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