Flexibility in Form: Poetry and Prose
There are usually a lot of rules when it comes to form, but this can sometimes be a real burden on the writer. The possibilities of a blank page can’t be fully explored if we aren’t willing to try new things. In this three-hour workshop, we will break free of all limits to discover how different aspects of craft—such as time, setting, voice, structure and perspective—affect and help shape our written worlds. Readings include Eduardo Galeano, Mai Der Vang, Mark Z. Danielewski and many others! Some exercises will involve different types of writing—historical, automatic, co-authorship, etc. The goal of these experiments is to show that rules are meant to be broken, and that nothing is set in stone when it comes to language. There will be a portion of time set aside for those who enjoy sharing their work to do so.
This workshop is created for students to gain plenty of new material, inspiration, notes and a new view of their work overall. Writers of all levels are encouraged to join!
This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!
Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.
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- In-Class Writing Prompts
- Instructor Feedback
- In-Class Reading
- Short Fiction