For so long, we’ve been taught to avoid personification of the non-human as a sentimental pitfall, borne of the Romantics and, most iconically, Wordsworth wandering “lonely as a cloud,” devoid of social or biological tethers. But holding ourselves apart might not be doing us — or non-human beings — any kind of service. Recent science […]
Category: Session 1 @ 9-10:30am
In this craft session, we will look at pieces which address everyday aggressions: micro and macro. Some of these may be pieces which are in dialogue with another piece of creative writing, or in response to a personal or social incident in real life. What does intentional writing as an act of resistance, of rectifying […]
This generative workshop focuses on the art of reading and writing haibun, a hybrid Japanese form which includes prose and haiku. We will explore classic and contemporary examples by writers including Matsuo Basho, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Mark Nowak and Tamiko Beyer. Through guided prompts, we will try our hand at composing our own haibun.