This eight-week workshop will explore how writers can turn lived experience into art through an attentiveness to language, form, and surprise. Classes will include writing assignments, craft discussions, and workshop feedback. Students will read widely, studying writers such as Maxine Hong Kingston, Anne Patchett, Kiese Laymon, Ángel Garcia, James Baldwin, Eileen Myles and others. Discussions will focus on language, memory, and truth as well as practical approaches to attending to and recovering a sense of wonder and complexity when writing about lived experience. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Day & Time: Monday 7-9PM
Dates: January 25-March 15 (8 weeks)
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