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September 2020

Wednesday

Sep 23

Writing Classes Personal Essay Hybrid or Multi-Genre

Fall 2020: Fragmentation and Joy: Writing for Resilience in Hard Times

Wed, September 23 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Following in the tradition of Ross Gay, we will focus on writing about joy in the midst of pandemic, protest, and looming election. We will explore the lyric essay as a celebration of the fragment and the collage. This is a generative writing class, where most of our time will be spent writing to prompts; at the end of our time together, we will offer feedback to each other on our work.

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October 2020

Saturday

Oct 3

Writing Classes Hybrid or Multi-Genre

Fall 2020 online: Writing Along the Seam

Sat, October 3 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Consider the sphinx: head of a woman, haunches of a lion, wings of a bird. A creature powerful and wise enough to guard the seam between the sacred and the secular, life and afterlife. Hybrid forms of writing possess a similar power, harnessing two or more established forms to create something new, unique, and potent. When we reunite these forms, we welcome new, transformative forces into our work. In this course, we will consider various hybrid literary forms: lyric essay,…

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Sunday

Oct 4

Writing Classes Hybrid or Multi-Genre Generative

Fall 2020 online: Kindling the Story: Experiments in Research

Sun, October 4 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What surprising roles can research play in helping to generate new ideas or complement the telling of our own personal life stories? In this five-week class we will explore readings and prompts that utilize research in lyrical and innovative ways—sometimes as a seed that launches a surprising investigation, sometimes as the metaphorical connective tissue between memories of something unrelated, sometimes as structural scaffolding. Looking to journalism, ethnography, archives, found material, and our own repositories of memory and observation, we will…

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Tuesday

Oct 13

Writing Classes Personal Essay Hybrid or Multi-Genre

Fall 2020: Writing with Constraints:Discover the Unexpected or the Unusual By Working with Limits

Tue, October 13 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sometimes freedom is found within the boundaries of constraints. In this workshop, we are going to write to prompts, but with a twist. Each prompt will also come with some form of constraint or a series of constraints (i.e. write in the present tense, write only in second person, write the experience from end to beginning, etc.) We will be working towards a series of prose poems, or a lyric essay, or a personal essay, but all the while using…

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Wednesday

Oct 21

Writing Classes Hybrid or Multi-Genre

Fall 2020 Online: Borders and Beginnings: Creation and Revision

Wed, October 21 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This class will help you adopt crucial creative habits using your memory of the past to build a practice for the future. Using a series of daily in-class and at-home prompts that focus on ideas of home, trek childhood, and position memory as present, you will generate new work and use research-based ways to bring a sustainable practice into your life.

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