Who Are Your Favorites?

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Chances are at least a few of you favorite authors is translated.

So the question becomes, do you really love Jorge Louis Borges, or is it Anthony Kerrigan’s voice that moves to you? Haruki Murakami or Jay Rubin? Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Edith Grossmann?

Are you sure?
After all, translation is transformation,
One has to make decisions.

Want answers, or likeminded writers grappling with the same quandaries?

Join us in Sufficient Compensation: A one day, multi genera studio translation studio
-no experience or second language necessary- just a fascination with words.

“Nothing has moved my personal writing further than considering the kinds of decisions made by translators. Do I stay true to the style, the tone, the rhythm, the content, the humor, irony or plot? How can I capture all of these things–all of these parts of myself–and pour them into a single line?”

INSTRUCTOR: Josh Edwin
DATE: Sunday May 3, 2015
TIME: 10am-2:00pm
WHERE: 186 Carpenter Street
Register here 

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Sign up for Frequency’s course Collaborations!

Collaborations: A multi-disciplinary, six-week writing course

This is a course for writers of all genres and levels of experience who are interested in collaborating with other artistic mediums. Visiting local artists will lead collaborations with writers in the course in different artistic fields. In-class and out-of-class exercises will guide writers in an interdisciplinary conversation with each other, with existing works, and with new ways of generating work outside of their primary form. The class will conclude in celebration with a public performance of created work.

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

February 21st! FREQUENCY OPEN HOUSE

Want to find out what Frequency is all about?

Want to connect with other local writers?

Want to be inspired by the hard work of some seriously talented artists?

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Then drop in to 186 Carpenter street, Providence, Saturday February 21st, from 4-6pm, and listen to some amazing writers read their work and talk about upcoming Frequency classes. All are welcome. This event is free, so bring friends and get ready to soak up some art!

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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The Neuroscience of Writing Has Me All Fired Up

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Joan Didion: “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear. Why did the oil refineries around Carquinez Straits seem sinister to me in the summer of 1956? Why have the night lights in the bevatron burned in my mind for twenty years? What is going on in these pictures in my mind?”

Check this out too:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/19/science/researching-the-brain-of-writers.html?_r=0

But writing hurts! Why are positive things painful? Struggle uncomfortable? Because change requires effort, which is energy expended and evolutionarily speaking, the conservation of energy has survival benefits, and so sloth is rewarded? Don’t be a sloth. Your brain needs you. Get on that mental hamster wheel called writing, and churn till you burn.