What are the things that are impossible to write about? What are the structures / unstructures that are impossible for writing to pull off?
How can doing those impossible things change our sense of what writing is, and who we are as artists?
There will be prompts, readings, discussion, weird left turns, responding to each others' work, personalized assignments, collective reflection on both what we make and how we made it.
Fall Dates I'm going to run two sessions of this workshop, to keep each group small (8 ppl). Both will meet virtually.
Sundays, 10a-12p PST October 23, 30 November 6, 20 December 4 Thursdays, 5-7p PST October 20, 27 November 3, 17 December 1
What the Workshop Is A chance to reflect on who we are as writers or artists, what spoken and unspoken "rules" have shaped our practices. A chance to write a number of short (1-2p) experiments, in any form (prose, poetry, dialogue, otherwise) that might nudge open new doors. A chance to read & discuss some texts together that invite, provoke, slip sideways through unexpected openings. A chance to consider each others' work with care, curiosity, and attention, and see how each experiment might change writer and readers both. A context for reinvigorating, challenging, upending, reframing a practice. An invitation to -- I hope -- community, fleeting but felt.
What the Workshop Isn't A setting for workshopping existing material. A structure for building a single longer piece. A source of evaluative ('this is good, this is bad, this works, this doesn't') feedback.
Homework Each week, there will be a prompt / assignment (usually ~1-2p of writing) to do on your own time and bring to class.
Workshop Fee $220 non-POC $100 POC
To sign up, send an email to tomorrowwillbethe22ndcentury [at] gmail [dot] com And let me know which day you want to do — Sundays or Mondays.