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!
Second, H_NGM_N’s founder & editor Nate Pritts, who is also a fabulous poet, has agreed to teach a one-day workshop on publishing for us.
**Should you publish your work? Where should you publish your work? How do poets the world over deal with rejection?** These are issues Nate will cover in the class! WRITING CLASS RI WRITING WORKSHOPS RI
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.
Robert Hass’ book Time and Materials is, according to Slate, “a book about hitting the cold water of late middle age, but the story it tells is not so much of decline as of reinvention.” Want to spend four weeks delving into Hass’ book and writing poems with a supportive, responsive and challenging community? Sign up for Mary Wilson’s poetry workshop today!
Spend some time this summer expanding your writing– and reading, talking about the writing process, and getting feedback from other writers… (…we wish we could add “in a hammock, whilst drinking lemonade” but so far no one has lent us the use of his forest, so these classes will take place here— though feel free to bring your own Del’s.)
Our workshops are an opportunity for writers to receive real, sustained feedback on their work from a talented instructor and from a group of encouraging peers. Workshops are also a chance for writers to grow their work– their voice, style, and confidence. All are welcome.
The Writer’s Notebook
This workshop is open to writers of all genres as well as visual artists (everyone!) We will indulge in notebooks by other writers as we expand our own raw scribblings. Read more.
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:00, April 3rd – May 22nd Location: 186 Carpenter Street, Providence
Instructor: Liz Howort REGISTER
Open Poetry Workshop
In her Nobel speech, Wislawa Szymborska said that poets must keep repeating “I don’t know,” and that out of that confusion, dissatisfaction, and curiosity can come great poems. We’ll spend this session reading great poetry and drafting new work. Read more.
Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:00, April 12th – June 14th Location: 50 Orchard Avenue, Providence
Instructor: Darcie Dennigan REGISTER
Leave Nothing (& Everything) to Chance: A Poetry Revision Workshop
Revising poems is as creatively demanding and consuming as writing a first draft. In this four-week revision intensive course, we’ll look at the sometimes drastically altered drafts of famous poems and try out a multitude of revision experiments. Read more.
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:00, May 9, 16, 23, 30. Location: Providence
Instructor: Darcie Dennigan Register