Writing from Art: A Visit to the Frist
Jul
20
1:30 PM13:30

Writing from Art: A Visit to the Frist

Art has a way of breaking us out of our daily routine and sparking our imaginations, and there is a long tradition of writers using visual art as inspiration for their writing. There is even a name for it: ekphrasis. For this workshop, we'll meet at the Frist Art Museum and, with the help of some creative prompts, write our own poems and stories inspired by art. Registration is open!

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Dystopian Fiction Workshop
May
11
1:30 PM13:30

Dystopian Fiction Workshop

The Hunger GamesThe Road.Ready Player OneThe Giver. These widely acclaimed narratives come from a long tradition of storytelling about worlds gloomier, crueler, and more distorted than our own. In this workshop, we’ll dissect fiction’s dark horse and figure out how to effectively deploy dystopian ideas in our own writing. Registration is open!

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Mini-Comics Workshop
Aug
18
1:30 PM13:30

Mini-Comics Workshop

Learn how to make your own short comics and zines! Whether you’re a master illustrator or still working with stick figures, it’s easy to dive right in and discover what makes visual storytelling special. Registration is open!

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Horror Stories
May
19
1:30 PM13:30

Horror Stories

Hook hands, moonlight, and rumblings from the deep. Who doesn’t love a scary story? In this workshop, we’ll learn about the building blocks of horror narrative and try different techniques for upping a story’s fear factor. Registration is open!

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Not Your Mother's Poetry Workshop
Dec
16
1:30 PM13:30

Not Your Mother's Poetry Workshop

This workshop will focus on poems about mothers and how they pass on knowledge (and sometimes trauma) to their children. We'll read and write poems that offer insight into what we learn from our mothers and other maternal figures, how we learn it, and how it impacts the rest of our lives. Registration is open!

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Poetry Draft Workshop
Feb
18
1:30 PM13:30

Poetry Draft Workshop

Want help taking your work from a first draft to a finished draft? Bring a draft of one of your poems to our round table workshop. We’ll learn a few strategies for giving helpful feedback, then read and discuss each other’s poems. Registration is open! Sign up while seats last!

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