Heavenly Bodies: A Writing Workshop for Women on Lopez Island, WA

heavenly bodiesI’m offering this FREE workshop as a part of my writing residency at Woodland Keep on Lopez Island in Washington (where I am finishing Lady Parts #2: The Anger Issue)!

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Through our bodies, we experience the world’s most outrageous pleasures and most frustrating pains, and our relationships with our bodies determine how we experience the world. Celebrate, examine, heal, reminisce over and laugh about your relationship with your one and only body in this morning writing workshop for women. We’ll write and share stories in a safe, fun, honest and empowering space and leave with new perspectives on how to love our female bodies. We’ll incorporate herbal medicine (essential oils, tinctures and flower essences) into our writing practice, as well. (*Women of all ages and lifestyles, including cis and transgender women and nonbinary folks are welcome and encouraged to attend!) 

Bring a notepad and writing utensil
Tea and light snacks provided!

When: Saturday, May 20; 10am-1pm
Where: Lopez Island, Washington (address given upon RSVP confirmation)
Cost: FREE (donations of $5-20 happily and gratefully accepted but not required)!
RSVP: danisavestheworld@yahoo.com
Who: Dani Burlison

Dani Burlison is the author of Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories, a collection of essays which first appeared in her McSweeney’s Internet Tendency column of the same name, and LADY PARTS (available at Pioneers Press). She has been a staff writer at a Bay Area alt-weekly, a book reviewer for Los Angeles Review and a regular contributor at Chicago Tribune, KQED Arts and The Rumpus. Her writing can also be found at WIRED, Vice, Utne, Ploughshares, Hip Mama Magazine, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Made Local Magazine, Shareable, and more. She is an alumna of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Lit Camp and the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference and has upcoming work in various online and print publications. Dani teaches autobiography writing at Santa Rosa Junior College in Sonoma County, CA and is visiting Lopez Island to finish LADY PARTS #2: the anger issue…

Pre-Order LADY PARTS Zine #2

 

 

maenadThe second issue of Lady Parts is in the works and I’m so excited! If you’d like to pre-order a copy (for delivery in mid-June 2017), please see below for details.
 
LADY PARTS #2: WOMEN & ANGER explores the ways women (cis, trans, queer, woc) address our own anger about social justice issues, relationships and more, and the ways in which anger is often directed at us.
 
In this day and age, we have A LOT to be angry about. How does that anger manifest? How do we fight back? How do we protect and care for our bodies and our communities when there is so much to rage about? How do we channel this anger into social change, creative work, community building, magic and more?
 
LADY PARTS #2 includes personal essays, interviews, art, herbal tips, magic spells and more from Dani Burlison, Leilani Clark, Michelle Cruz Gonzales, Ariel Gore, Inés Ixierda, Phoenix LeFae, Lily Mazzarella, Goli Mohammadi, Kandis Williams and Scout Wolfcave.
 
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To preorder, please send $10-20 via Paypal to danisavestheworld@yahoo.com by APRIL 30th
 
Please also send an email to danisavestheworld@yahoo.com with your mailing address and the number of zines you paid for so I know where to send them!
 
If you’d like a copy of the first LADY PARTS, visit Pioneers Press: http://pioneerspress.com/products/lady-parts-my-life-with-and-without-a-uterus?variant=30763792708
 
Thank you for your support!

 

Lady Parts Zine — now available at Pioneers Press!

My zine, LADY PARTS, is now available at Pioneers Press. You can buy your copies here!

Lady Parts is a zine by Dani Burlison and includes a mix of personal essays about abortion, hysterectomy and radical self-care, interviews about identity from a trans perspective and from a woman of color’s perspective, an in-depth article about estrogen, feminist reading and media lists and several DIY/herbal recipes for women’s health.

Featured contributors include: Nayomi Munaweera, Juliet Blankespoor, Ariel Erskine, Lorelle Saxena and Lily Mazzarella.

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Pre-order “Lady Parts”

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“Lady Parts” is a new zine (Publication date: March 2016) featuring a collection of personal essays, interviews, reading lists, historical perspectives and more about radical self-care, abortion, birth control, childbirth, sexuality, feminist spirituality, herbalism, hysterectomies, and other information / resources written and compiled by yours truly. Artwork by my daughters and a few select female artists

If you are pro-choice and pro-woman you might just enjoy this zine. For details and ordering info go here.

Sweet Adeline’s Book of the Month Club: March 2014

Meet, greet and discussion about Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos at Sweet Adeline Bakeshop, 3350 Adeline Street, Berkeley, California; Sunday March 30, 2-3pm.

Sweet Adeline Bakeshop is proud to announce its Featured Book of the Month Club! Each month we will feature work published by a local author, culminating with a meet the author event and book discussion on the last Sunday of the month 2-3 pm. We are committed to featuring work by a diverse body of writers and will include a wide array of genres. (For more information or if you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, please contact ebabzfest@gmail.com.)

The pick for March is Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories 

Books will be available at Sweet Adeline on March 13 and can also be purchased here.

Or for your Kindle at Amazon

About the book:

Dani Burlison’s collection of essays, named after her McSweeney’s Internet Tendency column of the same name, is an exploration of the wacky, shameful, ridiculous and heartbreaking topics that the rest of us don’t want to talk about. Part anthropological research on new age practices, part memoir with humorous and often brutally honest self-reflection,Dendrophilia covers the most absurd taboos that you never thought you actually really want to talk about. 

New Year, new events!

I’ll be out and about soon, reading from (and selling) Dendrophilia (which you can also buy right HERE).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m really excited to be planning a Pacific Northwest adventure with some of my favorite writers during AWP. Here are some of our booked dates so far:

Saturday, February 8
Hip Mama and Rad Dad Relaunch Party!
Arlene Francis Center

7:30 – 9:00pm
99 6th St., Santa Rosa
With Ariel Gore and Tomas Moniz

Wednesday, February 26th
Purple Thistle Centre

7:30 – 9:00pm
975 Vernon Dr., Vancouver BC
Coast Salish Territories
With Nick Flynn and Tomas Moniz

Friday, February 28th
Orca Books

7:00 – 8:30pm
In conjunction with Bellies and Buffalos
509 E. 4th Ave., Olympia
With Ariel Gore and Tomas Moniz

Monday, March 3rd
IPRC

7:30 – 9:00 pm
1001 SE Division St., Portland
With Tomas Moniz

Happy New Year, everyone!

Dendrophilia now available in digital!

Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories is now available as an eBook. It can be purchased from Amazon right here!

Dani Burlison is that rare writer who can rip her own heart out, lay it on the page, and still make you laugh with (sometimes jaded) recognition at the hilarity of it all. The way Dani sees the world will remind you why you like to read.”
~ Ariel Gore, author: HipMama Magazine, Bluebird and The End of Eve

Dani Burlison‘s writing makes me love the freak in me, the I made such a bad decision last night part of me, the sure that sounds like a great idea regretful me. Her writing is full of humor and humility, bravado and vulnerability; she makes me happy to be alive and reminds me that we are not alone.”
~ Tomas Moniz, Rad Dad and Bellies and Buffalos

Dani will locate and tickle your crazy-sad-funny bone.”
~ MariNaomi, author/artist of Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22

A limited number of pre-release print copies will be available for $12.95 before Christmas. The book will then be available in January! Contact me at danisavestheworld@yahoo.com if you’re interested in ordering a copy.