7713 W Regina St

TJ Donovan, host & curator

Daviel Shy, artist

Blue: Everything I know about Dakota, 
a workshop with Daviel Shy

Either that kind of saddness even cowgirls get
or the eyes of my friend
whose children, descendant from the morning sky
it takes to lift them.
A color
they say is true but only in rhyme
Bring me instead the lies:
A feast of fortune  
to make knowledge reserved for fiction
and a stutter from our pain.

Workshops will take place Aug. 28th-30th

FRIDAY’s L.M.N.O.P: Sioux Falls Special Edition (facilitated by The Center for Equality-Sioux Falls) will include a program of short films from past LMNOP evenings. (7pm @ The Bakery, 910 N. Main, Sioux Falls, SD)

LMNOP: Lesbian Movie Night Ongoing Project is an event dedicated to the showcase of films by or about lesbians, specifically SULTRY, AGGRESSIVE, EMOTIONAL, OUTRAGEOUS, SWEET SAPPHIC LIFE + LOVE. This is a home screening series conceived in solidarity with the much broader DEEP LEZ cultural campaign to promote UNAPOLOGETIC AND FULL FLEDGED RADICAL LESBIAN POLITICAL VALUES. Established in Chicago in 2011 and running monthly ever since from Shy’s home, LMNOP has occasional international and off-site sponsored events. Stay tuned at LezMNOP on facebook.

SATURDAY’s Poetry Workshop (1-4:30pm@ Rotary-Norlin Park, Sioux Falls, SD (use entrance at 26th and Southeastern)BLUE: What I Know About South Dakota is an outdoor writing-intensive meant for writers and non-writers alike. Participants will create original works from prompts and exercises responding to their surroundings and according to the structures and directives provided. Shy’s chapbooks will be made available for free to all workshop participants to keep.

Please register at tdonovan@hpa.edu

SUNDAY’s Reading (1-3pm, Exposure Gallery, 401 N. Phillips Ave. Sioux Falls, SD)Is free and open to the public. Workshop participants will read a selection of the poetry they created and a light reception will follow. Shy’s chapbooks will be available for purchase.

Daviel’s text to accompany the poetry workshop on the 29th:

Daviel Shy b. 1984, “the Year of the Lusty Lesbian” according to On Our Backs, the first lesbian porn magazine, lives and works in Chicago, IL. Shy’s writing has been published in Performance Research (Taylor & Francis), Support Networks (University of Chicago Press),  and extensively online. She has written two collections of poetry, Letters Unsent, and Grammar Rulse, both self-published in 2014. She taught a writing class at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago called, “The Art of Address” and a poetry workshop at The Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City. She wrote and directed nine short films and is currently directing her first feature film, The Ladies Almanack, premiering in 2016. Shy curates the monthly screening series, L.M.N.O.P: Lesbian Movie Night Ongoing Project, which she founded in 2011. This Fall, she will be a writer in residence at Ox-Bow, working her first novel, Fantasizing the Amalfi Coast.

T.J. Donovan b. 1979, is a multi-media artist whose work is shown extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Donovan lives and works in Sioux Falls, SD.