Spring 2019: Transgressive Writing: Reflection, Resistance, and Remaking: April


Spring 2019: Transgressive Writing: Reflection, Resistance, and Remaking: April


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Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Neil Aitken
for writers at all levels
Limited to 12 students

Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington

Writing often brings us face to face with our own anxieties about borders and barriers, whether political, cultural, or social. Sometimes we write to resist the lines we’ve drawn around ourselves or that others have drawn around us and our choices and experiences. Caught between seemingly contradictory or conflicting countries, languages, cultures, and identities, the labels we encounter often feel slippery and inadequate. In this generative writing workshop rooted in reflection, resistance, and remaking, participants will explore how to write effectively and evocatively about ourselves, our bodies, and the spaces we occupy and move through. Suitable for writers at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction.

Neil Aitken is the author of two books of poetry, The Lost Country of Sight (Anhinga), which won the Philip Levine Prize, and Babbage’s Dream (Sundress), as well as a chapbook of poetry, Leviathan (Hyacinth Girl Press). He is the founding editor of Boxcar Poetry Review and his own poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, American Literary Review, Southern Poetry Review, and many other literary journals.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition. All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available, made possible by a generous gift from Dennis Steinman. To apply, email Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at susan@literary-arts.org with your name, contact information, and list three classes in order of preference. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability.

CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting.