Beyond Narrative: Achieving Radical Authorship through Literary Collage with Piper J. Daniels
Date(s): Wednesdays, October 9 - 23, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type(s): Generative Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Experimental, Fiction, Hybrid, Mixed Genre, Poetry
Cost: $149 Regular, $119 Student
About the Class
Walter Benjamin once said, “All great works of literature either dissolve a genre or invent one.” In this advanced three-week class, we’ll discover what is gained when we forego conventional expectations of content and form. Working in such mediums as personal essay, lyric essay, memoir, fiction, poetry, philosophy, mixed-media film, photography, song lyric, journal, dream, and anecdote, we’ll unearth our private obsessions and render our experiences accessible and relevant to a larger audience. Revolutionary strategies include creatively and psychologically generative writing exercises, genuine in-class collaboration and community building, discussion and implementation of new and innovative literary forms, and a fresh take on writer's workshop.
By the last class, everyone will have a collage-in-progress and a tailored submission strategy. If anyone ever told you that your work was too wild, too dark, too queer, too experimental or chaotic, this class is for you.
Meet Your Instructor
About the Piper Writers Studio
The Piper Writers Studio is committed to supporting writers in every stage of their development by providing challenging, diverse, and accessible educational opportunities. All classes are not-for-credit, and are intended for an open to the public. You do not need to be an ASU student to attend. Writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experience levels are welcome. Discounts for students, senior citizens, individuals experiencing economic challenges, and other groups are available for every class. To learn more about the Piper Writer Studio, visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu/classes/about.