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Dreaming with Archives: A Writing Workshop

Black Dreams. What does it mean to dream while Black? How can we understand the dreams of our ancestors? How can we carry them with us? Black people have always dreamed in refusal of the colonial imagination. The past, present, and future are intertwined. Drawing from archival materials, archivist Melissa J. Nelson will guide participants in a creative writing workshop to connect with those who came before us and imagine a future for those yet to be born. This workshop will take place at the Archives of Ontario. Come view original archival materials, access ancestral memories, and dream of Black futurity.

No writing experience is necessary – only your imagination. This workshop will include a short presentation with time for discussion.



Feb 15 2024


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Archives of Ontario - York University @ 134 Ian MacDonald Blvd, North York, ON M3J 2S5, Canada


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