That said, the process of rereading my own writing instructs as often as it embarrasses; revisiting a sentence, a paragraph, a story allegorizes that daily act of toggling between selves, between presence and detachment. This divergence, I hope, clarifies both selves: the one on paper and off.
To read some of Everett’s Epstein’s creative writing check out, “Lyndon, Reticulate.”
Victor Wildman’s courses have stuck with me for their keen commitment to complexity and academic rigor; yet, I find the practical value of the readings and suggested prompts becomes clearer as I revisit assignments for my own practice….
S. Tourjee’s workshop…engaged me in zine design, which has been enormously impactful and generative. I still consider the final assignment: binding and then decaying the writings produced through the workshop. Often, I’ll find myself unwilling to kill darling sentences; having permission to rip a story into confetti was so liberating!
As a writing instructor myself, Frequency has been transformative for my teaching craft…. [M]any of the readings suggested in class, I’ve recycled to challenge high school students to think of their writing in more rigorous terms….
I would invite people looking to grow as observers and listeners to join Frequency…. Frequency workshops ask you gently and kindly to decouple yourself from your ego and attend to other people’s work and the world around you. Anyone caught up in themselves would benefit from the empathy and quietude that these workshops cultivate. I feel at my best — at my most attuned — after leaving class, a testament to the instructors, prompts, and Frequency community.