Take Frequency’s Collaborations Course

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This class is going to explore the many intersections between writing and art (musical, performance, lyrical, ext). Working in collaboration with one another we’ll challenge our writing, and give it fresh modes of expression.

INSTRUCTORS: Sarah Tourjee and Ren Evans
DATES: Sundays, March 22-April 26, 2015
TIME: 1:00pm-3:30pm
WHERE: 186 Carpenter Street
Click here to register

Narrative Strategies: A six-week fiction workshop

Are you a fiction writer?

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Wednesdays, March 4-April 8, 2015 from 7:00pm-9:30pm, Victor Wildman is hosting an excellent fiction workshop!

According to Wildman the class will, “explore a variety of ways of constructing works of fiction. We will find our inspiration not exclusively through exposure to other works of fiction (novels, short stories, etc.), but from “real life,” from poems, works of non-fiction, photography, film and music. Each week we will read or see or listen to something that will serve us as a model for the fictions we will make, which we will then discuss in class. A joyful open attitude combined with a commitment to show up each week and do the work is all that I expect and hope you’ll bring.” Click here to register!

Open House This Saturday

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This SATURDAY Feb 21st 4-6:00pm at 186 Carpenter is Frequency’s Open house and instructor readings! Free and open to all. Sarah Tourjee, Kate Schapira, Nick Rattner, and Victor Wildman will be reading from their recent works and talking about the upcoming classes! Bring your friends. Come have some snacks and listen to great writing!

Hey Writers! FREE Sunday Morning Workshop!

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I’m hosting a Free Writing Workshop Sunday, March 1st, from 12:00am-2:00pm at 186 Carpenter Street in Providence!

Bring a few copies of your in-progress poems, stories, nonfiction essays, and multi-media art. We’ll share the work, then offer informal group critique/advice/support. I will emphasize technical elements of craft, but this is meant to be flexible and open, so we’ll meet you wherever you’re at. I’m not sure the turn-out, so if numbers are too high to review everyone, we’ll draw names from a hat or split into groups. No sign-up is necessary!

Never been to a workshop? What to expect: You’ll read your piece aloud and other’s will comment. This is meant to be a safe, respectful place where members offer constructive criticism, craft advice, and support. Having your work examined can be intimidating and sometimes painful, so we’ll strive to make this space encouraging as well as challenging. If you are not comfortable having your writing reviewed (and engaged with on a deep level), this is not the right place for you. (If you are nervous about sharing your work, contact frequenyprovidence@gmail.com with your concerns for more pointed support).

Also, I’ll be hosting the Sunday Morning Free Write from 10:00am-12:00pm beforehand, so come to both if you want to generate and then share!

Writing Grants: Help is Out There

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Threatening storm. Pastel. GLYN OVERTON. 14 : 1 : 2015.

Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Grants
Spring deadline: February 27, 2015 (5 p.m., Pacific Time; note that the online application will be activated and available on January 15.)
NO APPLICATION FEE
 
“Our program focuses on awards to individual artists and writers with families. Specifically, the applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18. We welcome applicants from anywhere, but will give some preference to residents of the San Francisco bay area.” NB: “There will be multiple winners” for both the Writing Award and the Visual Arts Award (each award pays $6,000). Also note: “Additionally, we will be awarding a number of smaller Promise Awards to those applicants whose work may not qualify for the main awards, but nonetheless demonstrates both skill and potential.”

Where the Fools Fear to Tread

“The wise man knows himself to be a fool,” Shakespeare (the fool).

In an article William Leith in 1991, DeLillo said, “I write to find out how much I know,” he said. “The act of writing for me is a concentrated form of thought. If I don’t enter that particular level of concentration, the chances are that certain ideas never reach any level of fruition.”

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There are many ways within you, some carpeted with bright electric light, some slippery as stones strung through a pond. How very brave that you should venture forth despite reflections, murky and florescent; to uncover what you know.