ViRTUAL LiTFUSE UNiTE! 2022

ViRTUAL Classes Now Open to In-Person Attendees

If you have already selected your in-person classes and you would like to switch to a virtual class, please email info@litfuse.us to change your schedule before Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.

Can't attend
LiTFUSE UNiTE! 2022 in person?

We’ve got you covered!

  • 6 exclusively online classes
  • Live-stream Keynote
  • Faculty/Scholar Reading
  • Pre-program events

ViRTUAL CLASS SCHEDULE

Session 1 | Saturday 8:30-10am

Cavazos | Two Truths and a Lie: The Mathematics of Language

Cavazos | Two Truths and a Lie: The Mathematics of Language

In this generative workshop participants will develop skills in identifying images verses abstractions. How in literature truths are images, or “shows” and abstractions or “tells” are lies. Lies are minuses, and truths are pluses, and if the writing is always above zero then there is an opportunity for craft to build a strong piece of […]

Session 2 | Saturday 10:15-11:45am

Berger | Farmers Markets & Apartment Windows: Creating Poetry Communities Where You Need Them Most

Berger | Farmers Markets & Apartment Windows: Creating Poetry Communities Where You Need Them Most

Poets, are you wanting to connect with more writers, or wondering how to create and sustain a supportive community? What does “community” mean in this era of virtual connections, pandemic-dislocation, and busy non-poetry lives? And who needs a poetry community, beyond other poets? Introverted, extroverted, a mixture of both–poets are notoriously solo creatures, but we […]

Session 3 | Saturday 1:40-3:10pm

Cavazos | From Rage to Page: Writing the Unspeakable

Cavazos | From Rage to Page: Writing the Unspeakable

In this generative workshop participants use images and orality to art the most traumatic events the body holds deep and silent. Often this silence attacks our wellbeing. This workshop aims to free the self from deep trauma and pain through writing from a place of safety. Join me on a journey of healing, discovery, and […]

Session 4 | Saturday 3:25-4:55pm

Vaux | The Business of Poetry: Developing Goals for Your Life as an Artist

Vaux | The Business of Poetry: Developing Goals for Your Life as an Artist

Every writer has unique goals for their work, but understanding how to get from Point A to Point B can be a challenge. Writers don’t lead identical lives so their plans for writing must reflect the reality of how they can achieve their goals in accordance with their skills, values, and interests. In this workshop […]

Session 5 | Sunday 10-11:30am

Lashley | Form for People Who Hate Form

Lashley | Form for People Who Hate Form

Do most poetic forms make you want to ball out with Plato and ban poets from the ideal public square? Even if you are a dedicated poet yourself? Then this class is for you! Looking at the examples of Gwendolyn Brooks, W.H Auden, Rachel Wetstzeon, and Terrance Hayes, we will examine such techniques as stream […]

Session 6 | Sunday 12:15-1:45pm

Lilley | Race, Class, and Place

Lilley | Race, Class, and Place

I am a southern-born African American writer, and therefore race, class, and place were dominant themes in the day-to-day life in the region where I was raised. When I was a much younger poet one of my mentors pointed out that I was calling attention to some hot button societal issues in my poems and […]