Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions.
In this workshop we are interested in surprise—how to create it and stay out of its way—and to that end we will use hybrid genres to explore experience, memory, and the imagination. Most of all we will write, responding to a variety of prompts at the intersection of multiple genres: poetic memoir, prose poetry, epistolary fiction, and more, resulting in the creation of a portfolio of short pieces. Workshop participants will also read contemporary writing to deepen our understanding of craft, primarily theme, structure, storytelling, music, image making, and tone. We will pay special attention to what makes each genre unique, and why certain ideas or stories demand expression in the forms they take. We will be especially mindful of what drives each of us as writers. We will emphasize constructive, positive feedback, creating an environment that is conducive to risk-taking, as this workshop will be heavily focused on generating energetic new writing.
About the instructor
JOSHUA GOTTLIEB-MILLER holds an MFA and PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Houston, where he has served as Gulf Coast’s Digital Nonfiction Editor and Print Poetry Editor. His prose and hybrid writing can be found in MAYDAY Magazine, New Delta Review, miCRo, Pacifica Lit Review, Bat City Review, Talking Writing, and elsewhere. His poetry appears in Rattle, Berru Poetry Series, Brooklyn Rail, Pithead Chapel, Bending Genres, Concision, Poet Lore, Four Way Review and elsewhere. Previously Joshua has been awarded the Inprint Barthelme Prize in Poetry, as well as the Inprint Robert J. Sussman Prize. Joshua has also been a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony as well as the Tent Writing Conference at the Yiddish Book Center. Currently Joshua teaches for Inprint, as well as Writers in the Schools at The Menil Collection, and tutors writing for Houston Community College.
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