The Escapery


HI! You’ve reached YOUR Art Collective! Welcome!

The Escapery, a Writing and Other Arts Collective, was co-founded by Carson Beker and Nancy Au in 2015! Playful, community-oriented, queer, re-centering women/NB, queer/trans artists, and artists of color. We organize themed classes, field trips, day-long intensives, craft intensives, five/ten week adventures, writing coaching, and more to create spaces for artists to play and learn and find community and create and share. No no tear-down workshops, no famous white men, zero-tolerance for micro or macro aggressions. We are always all/no levels, always genre-queer, anti-competition and pro-tearing down the walls. SF/Oakland originated, extending our kraken tentacles all over the map and in your virtual spaces.

The Escapery is sailing away, BUT we’re still here for you! You can reach out and say hello and find out what we’re up to at

What about Nancy and Carson? We’re probably off on some adventure or field trip together laughing, but you can find us below!

You can find Carson’s upcoming workshops, art, and adventures at

You can also sign up for their monthly newsletter, Star Maps & Sea Monsters featuring writing experiments and more here.

You can find Nancy’s upcoming workshops, art, and adventures, at

You can order Spider Love Song and Other Stories, here!