In this intimate, rigorous ten-week workshop, we will look closely at the work of other writers and at our own work, and at our processes as writers. Open to writers of all levels, the class fosters a sense of curiosity about the process of writing itself and encourages both experimentation and revision, play and seriousness. While some participants are published writers, students need not have experience writing creatively, as long as they are serious readers committed to exploring and expanding their writing voices.
Class time will be divided between discussing published texts and workshopping students’ work. Pasts writers we have studied include Emily Dickinson, Mary Oliver, W. H. Auden, Linda Gregg, Ross Gay, W. G. Sebald, Ann Lamott, Eula Biss, and many others.
The small class size (8 or 9 maximum) allows students to engage deeply in individual projects and allows for much individualized feedback. Attention can take many forms: this class will ask you to get outside of your habitual patterns of perception and expression and come into your most creative self. Class time may include meditation and writing exercises. This class cultivates mindful attention to the work on the page, and to the creative process itself.
We will meet ten Mondays, excluding holiday Mondays. Contact Nadia for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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