Desire Practice for Cyborgs

Friday, Nov 5, 2021
5pm EDT/2pm PDT

Workshop: 60 min

Partner Session
Organized by 2021 Convening Partner S Rodriguez
Facilitated by M Téllez

Is it possible to write yourself out of a bad situation and into your own fantasies? This speculative writing workshop is for people who find themselves stuck, conflicted, in denial, or self-sabotaging of their own desires. Using sci-fi, magic, and smut logics to unstick themselves—and maybe even conjure a new narrative—participants will receive a set of prompts to fill out during and after, along with time for discussion. Bring your favorite notebook, and be ready to go easy on yourself.


M Téllez writes and performs speculative tales about desolation/intimacy, class/objectification, borders/land-based memory/media control, and the violence in relying on binaries to order the world. A heavily cyborg storyteller and sloganeer from the 215, they are a founding member of METROPOLARITY, a corner store sci-fi & thought collective that uses speculative thinking as a shield and wand against standing empire. M is rendering a novelization of their All That’s Left series about disabled cyborg workers in a flooded out near future. Visit for more.