It’s Time To Write
Making Fiction: a craft studio
This class will explore nontraditional approaches to writing fiction. During the first part of the day, we will discuss craft through the work of writers including John Cage, WG Sebald, and Matthew Goulish. We will also examine some unusual journals, such as one documenting, with illustrations, the writer’s favorite kinds of light. We will look to other forms–such as the lecture, the catalog, the formula, the homage–and practice turning these forms into containers for fiction. Before taking a short break for lunch, we will watch several brief videos by physicist Richard Feynman illustrating the importance of curiosity and investigation to any creative endeavor. During the second part of the day, we will generate new writing through several short writing exercises. Besides creating new work, one of the goals of this studio is to emphasize that fiction can take an endless variety of forms.
This one-day studio is geared towards drafting new work and finding new ways to approach your craft. The pieces you’ll be drafting will be about, or inspired by, readings and prompts the instructor will share.
Instructor: Evelyn Hampton
Dec. 6, 10:30am-2:30pm
Location: 186 Carpenter Street Providence RI 02903
$25-$50, sliding scale
Stephanie Wortman will be reading at Books on the Square on Friday, April 25 at 7:00pm. She’ll be reading poems from her first and newly released book, In the Permanent Collection, which was selected for the Vassar Miller Prize. Stephanie is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Rhode Island College.
and here’s a list of links:
Mark Baumer, a writer in Providence, has written 50 novels in the past year.
&Now, “a biennial traveling festival/conference that celebrates writing as a contemporary art form”, is seeking proposals for its 2013 festival.
Have we told you about poet CAConrad’s somatic poetry exercises?
Providence Poetry Slam and the Columbus Cooperative present an evening of poetry with Buddy Wakefield and special guests from Providence Laura Brown-Lavoie (2011 Providence Grand Slam Champion) and
Eamon Mahoney. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Columbus! More info here (scroll down).
4,596 — the number of current fiction, non-fiction, and poetry markets listed by Duotrope, a subscription-based service that lets writers manage their submissions.
Robert Montgomery makes poems on billboards, fire, and using recycled light.
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Presents Readings by Fellowship Award Winning Writers and a Demonstration by a Master Folk Arts Fellow
Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St, Jamestown, RI
Thursday, February 28th, 6:30-8:30pm
Opening Remarks by Rick Benjamin, State Poet of Rhode Island
Playwriting Fellowship Merit Award Winner Leigh Medeiros
Fiction Fellowship Merit Award Winner Anna Solomon
Poetry Fellowship Merit Award Winner David O’Connell
Fiction Fellowship Award Winner Edward Delaney
And a demonstration of traditional Irish Step Dance by Kevin Doyle
The RISCA Fellowship Exhibition is an annual event that showcases the work of Rhode Island artists who have been awarded by the state for artistic excellence in their discipline. Fellowship Winners receive a $5000 award and Fellowship Merit Award Winners receive a $1000 award. Artwork by each visual artist is presented in the Fellowship Exhibition, on view during the Writers Night. The Fellowship Exhibition concludes with an artist’s talk on Saturday, March 9th from 1-4pm.
For more info call RISCA at 222-3881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free and open to the public
Refreshments will be served
These photos of Detroit capture scenes worth writing about.
Photos of sheds where some famous writers did their tinkering.
The art of the lecture in “Is the Lecture Dead?“
“The Business of Tracking Lit Mag Submissions“
“On Impermanence and Guarantees“, an essay by Lily Hoang
“Writing is Live, a festival of new plays” happening now in Providence!
Next Saturday, the Publicly Complex reading series hosts poets Rachel Levitsky and Michael Tod Edgerton at Ada Books.
“I am currently 14 hrs 04 mins 25 secs of light-travel time from Earth.” –NASAVoyager2’s Twitter feed