Metamorphoses Generative Series:

1. Metamorphoses: New Forms From the Body & Language

  • Next Run: 1/9/17 is FULL
  • Next Run: 10/9/17 :: Registration is Open

2. Epistemologies: Writing to Unmake & Remake Meaning

  • Next Run: 3/6/17 is FULL
  • Next Run: 2/12/18 :: Registration TBA

3. Ontologies: Writing Your Way into the World

  • Next Run: 5/1/17 is FULL
  • Next Run: 4/9/18 :: Registration TBA
  • WORKSHOP LEADERS: These 3 workshops are co-led by Lidia Yuknavitch and Zinn Adeline. You get them each for three weeks.

  • WHERE & WHEN: Each workshop is 6 weeks, and takes place on an interactive online platform. See above for specific dates.

  • HOW: Each week has a pre-recorded video lesson for you to watch on your own time, as well as a written summary of the video, and a prompt. You post your response to the prompt (between 500-1500 words) by the end of the week for leader and peer collaboration. 

  • PARTICIPATION EXPECTATION: You are then expected to give feedback, which we provide a how-to-guide for, to at least two other writers' work every week. This is important and a commitment we ask you to take seriously.  

  • COST: Each workshop is $450. There is the option to Upgrade to being able to turn in up to 20 pages for feedback at the end of the workshop; this option is limited and on a first come first serve basis. 

  • AND: While this is designed to be a consecutive series, you may absolutely take them out of order or repeat your favorite. To learn more about each specific workshop, click on the title. These workshops fill FAST. If the workshop you want is full, sign up for the waiting-list. 

Corporeal Screenwriting: The Heart of Writing For the Screen

NEXT START DATE: June 6, 2017

WORKSHOP LEADER: Andy Mingo

ADMINISTRATOR: Zinn Adeline: zinn@corporealwriting.com with questions. 

WHEN & WHERE: Each workshop is 6 weeks, and takes place on an interactive online platform. See above for specific dates.

PARTICIPATION EXPECTATION: You are expected to give feedback to at least two other writers' work every week. This is important and a commitment we ask you to take seriously.

HOW: Each week has a pre-recorded video lesson for you to watch on your own time and a prompt. You post your response to the prompt by the end of the week for leader and peer collaboration. 

COST: $350

Like all Corporeal Writing workshops, this workshop brings focus to process and collaboration, as well as meaning-making in artistic practice by and through the body and lived experience.  Whether you're a first time screenwriter with a vision for film, or you've written a fictional piece you would like to adapt to the big screen, this online, 6-week intensive screenwriting workshop is for you.

This will be a workshop that moves beyond tired-out formulas and flat academic ideas, right past traditional screenplay formats and three act script structure, and deep into the belly of the creative process to explore the emotional meaning you bring to the page and unearth writing and film innovations. We will develop characterization from the inside out and discover a connection with a scripted story that will be ready to film.

Andy Mingo, a seasoned screenwriter who has adapted fiction to screen from authors like Monica Drake, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Chuck Palahniuk, will lead us in these new ways to be inside the screenwriting process from the inside out of our bodies and experiences. He brings extensive teaching experience in film production, screenwriting, and writing to his commercial and film work as a co-founder of MindPollen Studios, and offers a collaborative process that moves away from the ego-centered model of filmmaking and toward multi-vocal, plurality of image, emotion and action.

Week 1: Finding Character 

Week 2: Deep States and Action

Week 3: Emotional & Dramatic Flow

Week 4: Connections For A Larger Structure

Week 5: Sanding the Script

Week 6: Fine tuning: Metaphor & Meaning 

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  • WORKSHOP LEADERS: This workshop is facilitated by Zinn, but you will get your feedback from Lidia.
  • WHERE & WHEN: Revision workshops are 4 weeks and take place on a rich and interactive online platform. See below for specific dates. 
  • HOW: With an introductory video of Lidia teaching her invented Corporeal Writing Revision Techniques. Then each writer posting up to 20 pages, which they must do during their assigned week. 
  • PARTICIPATION EXPECTATION: You will be expected to read and respond to 2 other writers a week; which means you will be reading up to 40 pages per week and responding by using the Corporeal Writing Revision Techniques. Your participation is required, and you will NOT receive your feedback from Corporeal Writing until the end of the month and AFTER you have responded to all of the other writers who have been assigned to you. This also means that you will receive feedback on your work from 8 participants AND Corporeal Writing.
  • COST: $550: Limited to 16 participants:
  • Next, Next Start Date: 4/1/18
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  • Next Start Date: 9/4/17
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4 online experimental poetics workshops with Brigid Yuknavitch 

These online workshops are designed to help you get into relationship with your personal poetics by presenting ideas and examples, giving exercises or prompts, and a place to then post your work and receive feedback from Brigid and others. We all have personal poetics, but in order to communicate it, be seen, heard, read, we have to give our body's rhythm a form. We have a whole history and tradition of forms and rules, but they are all really about the body.  While we aren't bound by those rules anymore, they are a huge repository for working with and playing with language. Language is how we make meaning, and poetry is where language and the body meet. Poetry is an experience in the body. There is no right or wrong way to write. These are experiments with the relationship between words and bodies. We are not polishing but pushing into language. Which makes it a perfect place for beginners and prose writers, as well as practicing poets who want to begin again from new places. Click on the title for specific information about each workshop. Email zinn@corporealwriting.com with questions.

  • WORKSHOP LEADER: Brigid Yuknavitch.
  • ADMINISTRATOR: Zinn Adeline
  • WHERE & WHEN: Each workshop is 6 weeks, and takes place on a rich and interactive online platform called Wetink. Each week includes a lesson, examples, and an exercise, which you are to complete and post by mid week. 
  • PARTICIPATION EXPECTATION: You are then expected to give feedback, which we provide a how-to-guide for, to at least two other writer's work every week. This is important and a commitment we ask you to take seriously. 
  • COST: Each 6-week workshop is $400.
  • AND:
    • 3rd Eye Revision is available to people who have taken at least one Experiments in Body Poetics workshop, or have obtained permission from Brigid.  
    • While they are designed so that you may take them consecutively to complete a process, you’re free to take them as you like.
You see, I am not a ‘poet’ - nor had I ever been introduced to poetry, formally or otherwise. I was just a girl standing in front of a narrative that was not working. These workshops have struck a proverbial match under me and rekindled a spark in that deeply satisfying, warm and intimate space between…breaths. Brigid is a patient, understanding & intuitive being.
— Gray, Two-Time Poetics Workshop Participant