Frequency’s Last One Day Studio

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INSTRUCTOR: Josh Edwin
DATE: Sunday May 3, 2015
TIME: 10am-2:00pm
WHERE: 186 Carpenter Street
Tuition: $50
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  1. Who should take this class?

Any writer or translator interested in stretching their brain and their practice in new and fascinating ways!

  1. Do students need to speak a second language?

No, they don’t need to have a second language. Having one is, of course, advantageous, but it’s not strictly necessary. There are all kinds of interesting translation experiments that can be done without fluency in a second language.

  1. What if I’ve never done this before?

No problem! Find a text you’d like to work on and let’s give it a shot together!

Lost in Translation?

What about Found in Translation?

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Sufficient Compensation: A one day studio translation studio 

For writers of all genres and skills interested in the multiplicity of meaning, honing word choice skills, or exploring new voices and tones.

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

Sufficient Compensation: A one day studio translation studio

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 

Time is Running out!

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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

An Interview with Collaborations Instructor Sarah Tourjee

Lydia Whiteford speaks with Sarah Tourjee about her upcoming course Collaborations.. The course will be collaboratively taught by Sarah and Ren Evans, and will feature guest artists from the Providence community. It all starts next Sunday, March 22.

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 L: In your opinion, what is the best thing about doing collaborations vs. individual work?

S: As humans, our individual perspective can only get us so far. Sometimes we have to let some air in. We do this through education, through reading (the news, poetry, cereal boxes, bar walls, science articles), through talking with others, through being alive and moving in the world. Our artwork is no different. Whether we know it or not, anything we create is a collaboration with a hundred experiences, conversations, memories that we have had. Nothing is made solely from ourselves. Once we realize this, we can collaborate with the world in more intentional ways. It’s exciting to work with another entity (be that an object, artwork, or person) that/who offers us something we could not create on our own. Our work becomes larger than it could have been, and we learn more from it.

L: Who would you recommend this class for?

S: I think anyone could take this class. You need only have an interest in art-making and be open to working with text. The more diversity of perspectives, the better. So please come!

L: What are some challenges of collaborating?

S: Collaborating requires a loosening of control. When you work with another artist, you trust that the thing you create will be different than what you can envision on your own, and you allow that to be OK. You do your part of it, and then trust the process. This is difficult, for sure, and also liberating. The work takes on its own life.

L: What is your favorite thing about teaching for Frequency?

The people, absolutely. I love working with this community. It continues to change and grow, and everyone is always so open and willing to try new things, and to support each other. We are lucky.

L: Have you two ever collaborated on something together?

S: This class has been a really fun collaboration. We have not collaborated formally (yet) on a creative project but Ren’s work has absolutely influenced my own, and the conversations we’ve had make their way into my projects. We’re in an eternal friendship/artist collaboration. I recommend them.

L: If you could have any talent besides writing, what would you want it to be?

S: I think I’d be a neuroscientist.

L: What is the best piece of advice you would give to budding writers?

S: Notice every weird and beautiful thing that happens. Make that noticing a part of your creative practice and soon you’ll find you’re writing no matter what you’re doing. And take this class! Seriously, we’re going to have so much fun. By the end, art might be an organ inside you.

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