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- Weird Times Are Fertile Ground: Exploring An Important Season in Your Past (with Neil Grayson) - ONLINE
Weird Times Are Fertile Ground: Exploring An Important Season in Your Past (with Neil Grayson) - ONLINE
In this generative class for all levels, we will choose an important season in one’s own life—say, summer 2006, or, the months after you first moved away—and examine it closely, to see what creative paydirt it might yield. Students can expect to come away with a handful of interesting beginnings to new projects, a plethora of weighty and potent details which might lead to new projects or offshoots, and a new method for exploring their own past through writing. For writers of all levels and genres. Limited to 12 writers.
WHEN: 2 Hours: Saturday, August 26 (1 - 3pm EST)
WHERE: Online, via Zoom video conference
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
NEIL RICHARD GRAYSON was raised in the woods of upstate New York. Since then, he’s been a schoolteacher, video game designer, rock climbing instructor, bartender, and cross-country hitchhiker. He holds degrees in English & Education from SUNY Potsdam, and an MFA from Ohio State University. His fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in CutBank, HOBART, StoryScape Journal, Fiction Southeast, among others. He’s been awarded fellowships from The Kenyon Review, Community of Writers, and Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, and was recently nominated for a Pushcart.
GOALS OF THIS WORKSHOP
- Experiment with new forms and approaches in CNF, poetry, and/or fiction.
- Generate a host of new material that focuses on a specific time in your life.
- Practice a new method for generating material that you can then use out in the world.
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ONLINE SESSIONS happen remotely, via Zoom video conference. All you need is a laptop, computer, or phone with functioning audio and a webcam. Those who RSVP receive directions and a link to "join" the session via email (please see above note about receiving the Zoom link). All online instructors will log on to the video conference a few minutes before the start of the session, so please plan to log on early if you'd like assistance! We'll do everything in our power to help you get comfortable with the Zoom format, though we are not able to offer technical assistance beyond basic Zoom orientation.
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