21 2024

EJC Creative Embodiment: Ruach in Artistic Practice with Liz Asch Greenhill

10:30AM - 12:30PM  

Eastside Jewish Commons 2420 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

Contact Eric Stern

$ Cost $ 35.00

Part of the ORA/EJC Collaborative Educational Series

In this workshop we will play with creative imagery as a source for generative writing, integrating the breath and spirit (in Hebrew, Ruach) into our process. This workshop will include guided visualization, breathing techniques, brainstorming, sharing, writing or sketching, and ideaphoria focused on creative process. You will learn to integrate energetics and embodiment techniques into the ways you source ideas for current and future projects. This is a place to be experimental, curious, creative, and open to new discoveries. If you’ve been feeling stuck on a novel chapter or a design project or need to recalibrate your art-making, this workshop will help you shift your perspective to uncover new solutions.


About Liz Asch

Liz Asch is an author, artist, and acupuncturist based in Portland, Oregon. Her book, Your Salt on My Lips (Cleis Press, 2021), is an ode to eros in queer bodies of the global majority. Her podcast, Body Land Metaphor Medicine, is a free archive of somatic guided visualizations. Her stop-motion 16 mm animation film, The Love Seat, played in LGBTQ film festivals in the U.S. and Canada. Liz holds a BA from Vassar, an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Eastern Oregon University, and a Masters in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. Her poems, essays, artwork, book reviews, and interviews have been published in over thirty journals and anthologies, earning her a Pushcart nomination, a RACC grant, an Art/Lab fellowship, multiple artist’s residencies, and several essay prizes. Liz teaches embodied creativity and salutary storytelling, with an emphasis on earth activism, creative expression, and public health.