In many ways, every story is about the body. No one lives apart from theirs, and so no writer, speaker or character exists fully removed from the simultaneously fragile and indispensable fact of a corporeal existence. Stories are lived in bodies and made in them; language itself is created in breathing and muscle, in gesture, contraction, release. But In this generative workshop we’ll take a look at the way several writers have explicitly conjured the physical reality(ies) of the body on the page, in both poetry and prose, in health and illness, in youth and aging. Then, we’ll use these models as a jumping off point to write and share our own stories in, and of, the body.