Announcing Frequency’s Fall Classes!

Upcoming courses in fiction writing, poetry, horror writing, the publishing process, and more. Register today!

Want to learn more about Frequency? Drop by our Open House on Friday, September 4th at 186 Carpenter St. from 6-8 pm. Meet our instructors and mingle with other writers in the Frequency community.

Publishing

Submitting: Navigating the Search for the Right Literary Agent and Publisher

This is a course for writers who have completed a book manuscript and are wondering, “What next?” It will give you the tools to compile a list of appropriate literary agents to target for submission, compose a submission package to give your work the best chance of success, understand the book publishing process, and build a productive relationship with your eventual agent and publisher. Participants should come away from this seminar with fresh knowledge and confidence as they embark upon the tough, time-consuming, and often solitary process of finding the right literary agent and envisioning their work as a finished product in the wider world.

INSTRUCTOR: Stephanie Gorton Murphy
DATE: Saturday, August 29th
TIME: 10 am – 2 pm
WHERE: 186 Carpenter Street
Tuition: $50
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Fiction

Short Stories

A fiction workshop with Sarah Tourjee, aimed at helping writers use their experiences, conversations, and memories to enlarge their work through short pieces of fiction.

Wednesdays, Sep 16–Nov 4, 7-9:30pm.

Poetry

Radical Forms of Kindness

 A workshop with Darcie Dennigan. Create a kinship with minor beings and feelings, as well as with minor, messy, and “unsuccessful” poetic forms.

Sundays, Oct 4 – Nov 8, 1:30-4:00pm.

Imagined Audiences

A one-day studio with Stephanie Ford. Invent & invite a new species of reader for your poems.

Saturday, October 3, 10am-2:30pm.

Courses for writers of all genres

Voices from Beyond

A taxonomy of horror with Janaya Kizzie. Explore artifacts and manuscripts and write while “possessed” by the voices you encounter.

Saturday, Oct 31, 10am-2:30pm

Meditative Art Making

Work with Sarah Tourjee to bring your creative practices to the present moment and to engage that moment directly through text.

Thursdays Oct 22–Dec 3, 7-9:30pm

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
Click here to register

  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 

Check out this Interview with Frequency Instructor Josh Edwin About his Upcoming Class!

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FW: How does translation function in your own creative practice?

JE: Translation gives me a chance to focus on technical aspects of writing without having to invent my own ‘material.’ The plot, characters, form, etc are all already there to work with, so I can focus on choosing the perfect word, phrase, or sentence and on creating the right voice, music, and literary effect.

Translation helps me expand my horizons by working on pieces I wouldn’t write myself. It exposes me to ways of writing that I might not find otherwise, or might find but not engage with so deeply. It helps read and write new things in new ways.

Translation helps me see language newly. It opens me up to new resonances and possibilities in English that I am able to see against the background of the other language.

FW: Who should take this class?

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

FW: Do students need to speak a second language?

JE: 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.

FW: What if I’ve never done this before?

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

A Little Summer Teaser

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Frequency’s upcoming summer courses!

Digging for Gold: Mining your obsessions and writing linked poems: taught by Rosalynde Vas Dias

Everybody’s Autobiography: taught by Victor Wildman

Found Poetics: taught by Susana Gardner

A two part workshop for teens, Part 1: A New Spelling of My Name (2 weeks)–Franncy Choi, and Part 2: Invisible Cities (2 weeks)– Kate Schapira

Dates and times to be announced!