Writing the Body (with Arya Samuelson) - ONLINE
Our bodies are made of stories. Heat. Sensation. Illness. Spasms. Tears. Even in numbness or dissociation, the body speaks. Writing the body is one of the most powerful ways to draw in a reader. As soon as someone names a sensation-- an ear twitch, a quickened pulse, the ache of longing in a shoulder -- we can practically feel it as our own. Through meditations, in-class writing, and class sharing, we'll explore how to tap into the body's language and unearth its stories. No matter your writing background, ambitions, or genre, this class will help you tap into your embodied wisdom and discover new stories waiting to be told. All levels & genres.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 11 (6 - 8pm EST)
WHERE: Online, via live Zoom video conference
Class Size: Limited to 12 writers
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
ARYA SAMUELSON is the winner of the CutBank’s 2019 Montana Prize in Non-Fiction, awarded by Cheryl Strayed. Her work has also been published in Columbia Journal, New Delta Review, Entropy, and The Millions. She is a proud graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing Program from Mills College and has been studying at Lidia Yuknavitch’s school of Corporeal Writing since 2017. She teaches with LitReactor, Sundress Academy for the Arts, and through her own teaching series, Writing as Ritual. Arya writes across all genres and is currently working on a novel.
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