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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 (view map)
Type(s): Generative Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Experimental, Fiction, Hybrid, Mixed Genre, Poetry
Cost: $149 Regular, $119 Student
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.