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
Join us for a chance to meet Frequency’s talented writers: Kate Colby, Kate Schapira, V.H. Wildman, and Darcie Dennigan. These writers will give short readings and talk about their upcoming fall courses. This event runs from 3-5pm September 14th at 186 Carpenter Street. There will be refreshments and a chance to mingle. There is no charge and writers of all levels and interests are welcome!
For a taste of her writing, take a look at her piece in the Rumpus, which you can read in full here.
“We went to Boston to be alone, to be away from the people we knew. Far enough so that we would not run into anyone we knew at the diner where we ate breakfast or at the bookstore where we spent the afternoon. It was early in our love. We were swept up in the heat of it.”
Mary-Kim Arnold’s prose has appeared online at Tin House, Wigleaf, HMTL Giant, and The Rumpus. She was a finalist in the 2013 Pinch Journal Literary Awards and her poetry collection, Awake, Location was a finalist for the 2013 Kundiman Prize. She has poems at Two Serious Ladies and forthcoming from [burntdistrict]. She has taught creative writing at RISD, Wheaton College, and at Brown University, where she received her MFA. She lives in Pawtucket.
Spring has sprung! Spring is a time for renewal. For everything in bloom.
In the spirit of that, why not revive your creativity and celebrate your own expression blossoming with the help of one of our classes!
Check out our offered workshops and studios to help your writing grow; to shake things up after hibernation, to work on your craft, to challenge your writing, to try something new and to meet a great community of writers like you!
Also, we had a wonderful open mic in March, thank you to everyone involved! That night, we also debuted Frequency’s first Anthology! Send us an email if you are interested in getting your very own copy at a suggested $5 donation.