"I am trying to check my habits of seeing, to counter them for the sake of greater freshness. I am trying to be unfamiliar with what I'm doing." - John Cage

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Last Chance of the year 4 wk series Creative Writing Workshop 11/22-12/13 in short forms of fiction, memoir, poetry


This week structure is on my mind. How can I use form to contain my ideas? What about little containers, the short forms like flash fiction, prose poetry and short personal essay? What about the paragraph as a container? I'm rereading Bluets by Maggie Nelson, World of Wonders by Aimee Nezukumathatil, small elegies shaped by the form of the obituary by Victoria Chang. How can we tell story in short prose? What about emotional impact being carried by object or image?

Here's a last minute invitation to join this fun series on Monday nights starting 11/22. We will meet on Zoom 6:30-8 pm for four Monday nights to explore generating new work through surprising and fresh prompts. Our writing will explore short forms such as flash fiction and prose poetry, short essay, narrative and lyrical writing. The prompts can be used to generate new work in any genre, fiction, memoir, and poetry.

For some of us, the biggest benefit is the accountability of writing and discussing writing together. I  hope you can join our supportive and inspiring community! Sliding scale fee $100-$150. Email or call me to sign up or to chat : )