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Saturday Session 4 ~ 3:30-5pm

NEW! Brown | The Uses of The Body

NEW CLASS! 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.

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Classes Saturday Session 4 ~ 3:30-5pm

Marshall | Poetic Turns and Last Lines

In this workshop, we will look at the turns and concluding or lines of poems and discuss how the writers establish a clear situation and then surprise the reader and open up the poem. We discuss and what makes interesting and compelling endings and answer the questions: What makes readers read it again? What makes a reader put a poem down and never revisit it? Then we’ll write in response to a prompt using some of the techniques we discuss. This workshop is designed to generate new work. You’ll leave with strategies you can use in your own work.

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Classes Saturday Session 4 ~ 3:30-5pm

Teague | “Myriad-minded” Poems: Exploring Etymology and Sound

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