Desire Practice for Cyborgs workshop title card for Common Field's 2021 Sustaining Futures convention

“Desire Practice for Cyborgs” with Common Field 2021

For those who can’t get enough of my Desire Practice offering, here’s a recording of the one I did with COMMON FIELD, a national network of independent arts organizations and organizers, back in November of 2021.

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.



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