BODIES OF WORK with Diana Cage
Saturday, June 2, 2018
1-4 pm

How does it feel to live in a body? In what ways are our bodies imperiled in this political climate? How do race, gender, sex, and class inspire or limit our bodies in public and private? In this one-day workshop, we’ll think, talk, and write about love, death, power, race, class, sex, illness, sleep, eating, stress, and many other experiences of the body. We will use generative exercises, free writing, and associative writing to organize our thoughts and get words on the page. Together, we will we hone our voices and find ways to write against political forces that seek to destabilize and devalue us.

This workshop is designed to generate new content and directions. Students will leave with the tools to create a polished personal essay.

Diana Cage’s work examines experiences of desire, gender, and power in relationships. She is the author of five books, most recently Mind Blowing Sex: A Woman’s Guide (Seal Press, 2012) and The Lesbian Sex Bible (Quiver, 2014) and the chapbook The Husbands (PITM, 2015). Diana is the recipient of a Lambda Literary Award and served as nonfiction faculty at the Lambda Literary Retreat for Emerging Writers. Her work has been published in Fence, Burning Word, Brevity, Girlfriends, Curve, Esquire, and elsewhere. She was formerly editor of On Our Backs magazine and host of The Diana Cage show on SiriusXM. She teaches writing at Pratt Institute.


This workshop is part of The Sanctuary Series. This series of workshops brings together artists, healers and educators in collaborative sessions that ask participants to creatively imagine desired cultural and community outcomes as well as their role within those outcomes. Held in New York City, Hudson and other locations, these are 2-3 hour workshops centered on writing or visual art-making

Logistics: Schedule, Fees, How to Apply

Workshop Schedule and Location: This afternoon workshop takes place from 1 to 4 PM in the heart of the East Village in Manhattan at The Neighborhood Preservation Center. 232 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003.

Fee: Each workshop in The Sanctuary Series costs $100 or $300 for all four. Millay Colony Alumni receive a 15% discount.

To Apply: Send an email with a brief introduction/bio to Caroline Crumpacker at Send a $25 deposit via PayPal using our DONATE Button. You can also send a check to The Millay Colony for the Arts, 454 East Hill Road, Austerlitz, NY. Attention: Workshops. Make checks payable to The Millay Colony for the Arts. 

For more information please get in touch with Caroline Crumpacker at 518-392-4144 or