Workshop Catalog – Fall 2018

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Pauletta Hansel

Developing Your Manuscript: A Master Class in Poetry


November 12 to December 12, 2018

In this workshop poets will begin the work to develop an existing group of poems into a unified collection, be that a chapbook or chapter or “skeleton” of a larger manuscript. Exercises and workshop will be geared toward bringing poems into a strong relationship... [more]

Mark Powell

Finding the Center


November 12 to December 12, 2018

Works of fiction, be they stories or novels, often grow not from a developed plot or series of events, but from moments of emotional power. In this course, we will work to develop these moments, honing them, tightening them, and then work outward, developing a... [more]

Rebecca Gayle Howell

A Poet's Prose


November 12 to December 12, 2018

Maggie Nelson. Kwame Dawes. Louise McNeill. Brian Blanchfield. Mary Karr. James Still. Mary Ruefle. Nikki Giovanni. Reginald Dwayne Betts. Joy Harjo. Don West. Many, many, (many) poets move without seam between prose and verse. But how? In this class... [more]

Lisa Elmaleh

Writing Personal Narratives through Pictures: A Photography Session


November 12 to December 12, 2018

This class will emphasize a visual awareness: photographers bear witness. What happens when the eye gets turned to the mundane, the personal, the everyday? In this course, we will be creating series of photographs that tell personal stories, learning to document... [more]