Instructor: Phillip Schaefer
Course Description: We're often taught to think outside the box and color outside the lines, and philosophically speaking, that is great advice. This workshop, however, will take a microscope to language and attempt to dissect the logic and maneuvers concerning each word on the page and their relationship to those surrounding them. In one sense we will write first drafts of poems, and in another sense we will destroy them. One or two words may make it to the second draft. A few more to the third. The goal is to be okay playing Mr. Potato Head with our ideas. To sever our own desires. To drink the turpentine while swallowing the red pill. Or something. We will write, we will discuss, and we will create portals to new poem worlds through utter decimation. Who's in?!
Instructor: Melissa Stephenson
The word “essay” might trigger flashbacks to some five-paragraph creation written to pass freshman composition years ago. A personal essay, however, is simply a true story well told—memoir in short form. So what are the ingredients of a great essay? We’ll use ideas from veteran creative nonfiction writers like Ann Hood, Mary Karr, Phillip Lopate, and Elizabeth Gilbert to explore this question and inspire new work. Each participant will draft an essay (or memoir chapter, if you’d rather) and receive workshop feedback as well as guidance on submitting work for publication.
Cost: $195 (6 Weeks)
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