Conference Schedule 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The Art of Process: Writing About Another Process with Reyes Ramirez
Date(s): Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Thoren, University Club (view map)
Type(s): Craft Talk, Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Mixed Genre
Tags: Narrative, Image, Metaphor
About the Session
Writing often describes work other than the work of writing to build narratives, images, and/or metaphors. For example, what do the chapters dedicated to whaling in Moby-Dick do? The making of chutney in Midnight's Children? The preparation of lengua in Laurie Ann Guerrero's "Preparing the Tongue"‚ the cutting of greens in Lucille Clifton "cutting greens," the building of a Ford engine in Middlesex? Writing can document the process of other forms for creative purposes, certainly, but how far can this go and to what end? This session will explore instances when literature has used processes to develop, enhance, and/or establish literary modes. Then, we will write our own creative interpretations of processes to inform our own writing.