Sign up for a One Day Writing Studio!

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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-$60
Click here to register

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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Don’t Get Slipped Up

Even the discarded bits of life can be distracting. Don’t let anything occupy those precious moments carved out for writing.

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Obligations and people demand time. If they love you, they will understand. “‘It is only half an hour’—‘it is only an afternoon’—‘it is only an evening’—people say to me over and over again—but they don’t know that it is impossible to command oneself sometimes to any stipulated and set disposal of five minutes—or that the mere consciousness of an engagement will sometimes worry a whole day. These are the penalties paid for writing books. Whoever is devoted to an Art must be content to deliver himself wholly up to it, and find his recompense in it. I am grieved if you suspect me of not wanting to see you, but I can’t help it.” —Charles Dickens (writing to Maria Beadnell Winter, a childhood sweetheart, who wished to make an appointment with him)

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.