Saturday April 13, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Sunday April 14 from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet
A workshop on using books you love to spur new paths in your own work. Bring in one or more pieces of writing that have been touchstones for you. Participants will explore what it is about that work that compels you, then you’ll use aspects of it in exercises designed to generate new writing in response. We’ll shamelessly steal voice, style, subject matter, then put it in a blender and press Purée. Students will come away with a clearer view of their own obsessions plus new drafts that help you stretch your voice and style.
Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet is the author of The Greenhouse and Tulips, Water, Ash. Her poems have appeared in journals including Plume, Zyzzyva, and the Kenyon Review and in anthologies including Nasty Women Poets and Unchaste 2. She lives in Portland, where she co-coordinates the literary reading series Lilla Lit.