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
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Landscape Implies Persona

Description necessities human observation.

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What does your setting word choice imply about the personality and preferences of the narrator?

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How can these intentional choices develop plot or poetic theme?

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Don’t let the “yellow drapes description” be a missed opportunity.

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!

July writing classes start next week

Word Makes World: Writing for Theater and Performance

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Instructor Casey Llewellyn

This is a six-week introductory class for anyone interested in writing plays or text for performance.

Each play is a blueprint for an event and posits a world. The playwright writes language to be swallowed, absorbed by bodies and released back into space on breath, the new world enacted. In this class, we will explore the potential of text as nutrition for the transformative theatrical encounter. We will read plays by writers who have pushed the form, do in class exercises and weekly assignments, and read and respond to each other’s work with the goal of engaging in a wide variety of techniques one can to use to approach playwriting from any direction.

Dates: Mondays, 6:30-9pm from July 8-August 12
Location: Ada Books, 717 Westminster St. Providence
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What Presses Most

Instructor Kate Schapira

Instructor Kate Schapira

This is a class for students who are ready to be braver in their writing practice and presentation. Writers will challenge themselves on two fronts: by writing in ways or under circumstances that are strange but important to them, and by exploring ways to arrange meetings between their work and the world. Plan for in-class writing, mini field trips, and the design and making of three chapbooks in six weeks. Writers in any genre are welcome; we will be reading and writing mainly short-form pieces.

Instructor: Kate Schapira
Dates: Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm from July 9-August 13
Location: Ada Books, 717 Westminster St. Providence
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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.