WRITE NOW: The Mixed Media Collage

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WRITE NOW: The Mixed Media Collage

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WORKSHOP LEADER: Lidia Yuknavitch

WHAT: A purely generative writing intensive :: 10 people max :: 200$ Feb 17/18

WHERE: The Corporeal Center


  • Saturday February 17th :: 11am-4pm :: brainstorming and spitballing and writing together based on the materials we bring in (you will receive an email regarding collecting collage materials)

  • Sunday February 18th::11am-4pm :: share drafts and micro feedback together.

  • 1hr break for lunch each day

COST: $200

WANNA write a narrative collage essay in one weekend? So do I.

Collage is a discontinuous lyric essay made up of discrete pieces of narrative or other storytelling stuff, including imagery or visual elements.  In his book Reality Hunger (2010), David Shields defines collage as "the art of reassembling fragments of preexisting images in such a way as to form a new image." Collage, he notes, "was the most important innovation in the art of the twentieth century."

Narrative collage is sort of akin to map-making. Instead of using linearity and logical transitions between expositional ideas, juxtaposition, patterning, fragmentation, pastiche, listing, or other forms of CONSTELLATING or MAPMAKING create something more like a gestalt, a shape, a form, from which a reader puts together meaning.

In this weekend intensive we will ALL create a narrative collage.

The Corporeal Center houses all of Corporeal Writing's Face2Face workshops, readings, and open community hours Tues through Friday, 12 - 4. We are located in a beautiful historic building in downtown Portland. We are on bus lines, close to the Max line that goes to the airport as well as the Amtrak station. We are within walking distance to many hotels, some of our favorites being The Society Hotel ($), Embassy Suites ($$), Hotel Monaco ($$) and The Nines ($$$). With a bar, delicious burger joint, fresh salad bar in our building, a food truck lot out the front door, and Pine Street Market only a 3 block walk, food options abound.