Writing the Root!

Writing the Root: A one day studio course

Winter is the time to write inward rather than outward, to draw on what we’ve already gathered, to keep warm and close to home and dream. In this one-day workshop, we’ll work on writing that divines what sustains us through dark times; through poetry and prose exercises, both intuitive and formal, and some visualizations and tactile exercises, we’ll identify our resources and storehouses, our shelters and our warm cores. For shivering writers in any genre; poets should be prepared to try a little prose, and vice versa.

INSTRUCTOR: Kate Schapira
DATE: Sunday, February 8, 2015
TIME: 10am-2pm
WHERE: 186 Carpenter Street
Tuition: Sliding scale $25-$55
Register here!

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Sign up for Our One Day MAKING FICTION Craft Session

A notebook is “this strange place where the unwritten thrives because of the written,” writes anthropologist Michael Taussig. “The notebook is actually an extension of oneself, if not more than oneself, like an entirely new organ alongside one’s heart and brain. … What this new organ does is incorporate other worlds into one’s own.” Making Fiction is a chance to spend a day exploring different ways of tracking daily experience (the notebook, the journal, the fieldworker’s diary, the sketchbook, the lost notebook, the collection, the archive, the catalog…) and incorporating new material into the worlds we’re creating. We’ll look at notebooks and note-taking techniques of artists like Le Corbusier, Tavi Gevinson, and Joan Didion. Anyone interested in observing and investigating experience is welcome — this class is not exclusively for writers.

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Instructor: Evelyn Hampton
This class is full, but keep a look out for upcoming Frequency classes.

RIVER OF WORDS

Underwater-Sculpture-BREEF Come to the Providence Athenaeum THIS Sunday November 23rd, 11am-12pm for a writing workshop! We will talk craft, look at the ways water and writing intersect, respond to a few prompts, and then share the products. This event is casual with cookies. This event is FREE to all!

Summer workshops in poetry & fiction

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.)

Open fiction workshop

July 10 – July 31, Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:00

Open poetry workshop

July 11 – August 1, Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:00

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.