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Publication workshop (TBA) Publication workshop (TBA)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
2:50 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Writers will learn from a published writer about strategies for publishing their own work. Come with questions.

Our Price: $5.00
"How to be a Poet" (Guess) "How to be a Poet" (Guess)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

In this generative workshop, workshop participants will be introduced to the “How to” or “Recipe for” poem by looking at the way writers use this form to create work that instructs through leaps of imagination. We will read some sample poems, talk about what makes them effective, and then spend time writing and sharing our own poems.

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Know Your Place: Crafting Spaces in Creative Nonfiction" workshop (Marco) Know Your Place: Crafting Spaces in Creative Nonfiction" workshop (Marco)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

In this workshop, student writers will learn how to write compelling descriptions of familiar places. The session will include sample descriptions and discussion about the samples’ effectiveness. Workshop attendees will then have the opportunity to generate their own descriptions and share their writing.

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How to Format a Screenplay: the Basics (McCormack) How to Format a Screenplay: the Basics (McCormack)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

In this workshop, students will learn the basics of screenplay writing. We will cover introductory formatting terms, read excerpts of screenplays, and watch corresponding short clips from films. At the end of the workshop, students will have the opportunity to begin writing their own screenplays.

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The Process of Creating Poetry (Killion) The Process of Creating Poetry (Killion)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

This workshop will focus on the process of creating poetry. You will get to experiment with different, unusual writing processes and experiment with rules to create your own unique poem. The session will allow time for writing and sharing, as well as a short presentation on how to create out of nothing (with example poems) from a kind of real poet.

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"The Horrific and the Fantastic: Domestic Fabulism" Workshop (Barlow) "The Horrific and the Fantastic: Domestic Fabulism" Workshop (Barlow)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

What is domestic fabulism? Domestic fabulism is adding elements of the fantastic in the mundane realities of our world. Amber Sparks writes, “domestic fabulism takes the elements of fabulism — the animals that talk, the weather that wills itself into being, the people who can fly — and pulls them in tight, bringing them home. Domestic fabulism uses elements like a magnifying glass, or rather, a funhouse mirror. It simultaneously distorts and reveals the true nature of the home, the family, the place of belonging or, in many cases, not belonging at all.” We use domestic fabulism as a way to get at existential crises, metaphysical dilemmas, and other issues that we can’t quite get to using traditional realism. In this class, we will write pieces of flash fiction (250 words) that take reality and turn it on its ear so we can address those things that most haunt us.

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" 'Holding a Mirror Up to Nature': Playwriting's Political Power"  (Meirose) " 'Holding a Mirror Up to Nature': Playwriting's Political Power" (Meirose)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

In perhaps one of the most famous declarations of art’s purpose, Hamlet asserts that the purpose of art (specifically drama) “is to hold…the mirror up to Nature.” Several hundred years later, German playwright Bertolt Brecht takes Hamlet’s words a step further, arguing that drama is “not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.”

Students in this workshop will begin by exploring craft elements of politically-charged scenes from contemporary playwrights like Lynn Nottage, Paula Vogel, and Danai Gurira. Students will then become politically-powerful playwrights themselves, starting with the most essential building blocks of drama: monologue and dialogue.

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Revision workshop (Kramer/TBA) Revision workshop (Kramer/TBA)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

We will learn techniques for revising, editing, and proofreading. We'll give each other feedback in small groups. Then, we'll apply those techniques to the work we created earlier in the day (writers are also welcome to bring up to ten, double-spaced pages of fiction or poetry they composed before the camp, if they wish to revise earlier work). Special attention will be given to the importance of revision in the writing process.

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Performance workshop (Swets) Performance workshop (Swets)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
2:50 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

We will work on performing your pieces for the afternoon reading, with a focus on stage presence, voice quality, and other spoken-word elements.

Our Price: $5.00