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Piper Writers Studio Instructor Diana Arterian

Diana Arterian

Piper Writers Studio Visiting Writer 2018

About Diana Arterian

Diana Arterian is the author of Playing Monster :: Seiche (1913 Press), the chapbooks With Lightness & Darkness and Other Brief Pieces (Essay Press) and Death Centos (Ugly Duckling Presse), and coeditor of Among Margins: Critical & Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics (Ricochet). A poetry editor for Noemi Press, her creative work has been recognized with fellowships from the Banff Centre, Caldera, Vermont Studio Center, and Yaddo, and her poetry, essays, and translations have appeared in Asymptote, BOMB, Black Warrior Review, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, and Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. Born and raised in Arizona, Arterian currently resides in Los Angeles where she is a Ph.D. candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California.

Find Classes with Diana Arterian

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Type: Generative Workshop, Lecture, Workshop
Genre: Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Hybrid, Memoir, Mixed Genre, Poetry

For so many of us the family story is one that defines our young lives and beyond—what we either run from or toward for the decades after leaving home. In this three-hour mixed genre class, we will “dive into the wreck” of family narratives. What events in your family seem to define your life? What relationship with which family member? The narratives we hope to discuss can include those that seem to determine so many people’s young lives: trauma, abuse, neglect.