Wednesday, May 3, 2017

IWSG - Weirdest Research Project

It's the first Wednesday of month. Time for Alex J. Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's Support Group post. IWSG is a blog hop where we discuss our insecurities and share advice. Join HERE! http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com.

 The weirdest writing project I've researched was/is a resent one. I've been teaching a writing workshop called Bare Naked Prose once a week, and I've been rapping out with other San Francisco writers on crowd funding a poetry workshop for homeless in the Tenderloin district. 

It's been years since I lived in the Loin, and to prepare myself for more recent street activity I been re-reading books like William T. Vollmann's, Whores for Gloria and back issues of SF Gate http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Grave-concern-Pre-Ghost-Ship-program-11116374.php.

It's helpful to know prices for hair, sex, and other things. Also, if Vollmann's report is still relevant special rates go for scholarly interviews and portrait photographs. None are topics I've ever been familiar with.

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  1. THat sounds interesting and exciting. Wishing you the best and cool subject.
    ' Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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    1. Thank you, Juneta Key. The subject isn't boring! ha

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  2. Now that is something different...and I'm sure there hasn't been a dull moment!

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    1. Hi Michelle. Truth, and while San Francisco has priced out new comers, it's still full of the psychologists and writers that never left (because, rent control). Seriously, throw a rock and you'll hit at least three.

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  3. Prices for hair? Are people selling their hair? Who buys it? Wig makers? Interesting topics.

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    1. Ha! No wigs. It's more a fetish thing.

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  4. Sounds like some black market or borderline illegal stuff going on there. Very exciting!! I"m glad to see that you are from San Francisco. Such a great city and we are fortunate enough to have a few house and pet sits in the Bay Area. :-)
    Liesbet @ Roaming About – A Life Less Ordinary (May co-host)

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    1. Our homeless community is an interesting motley crew of backgrounds. I'm noticing more of the heroin epidemic mixed with a cross-pollination of crack and meth. The Tenderloin (now dubbed Trendyloin) is still crazy, but less violent than when I lived there in 2005-2009. 6th street is still the same.

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