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Hybrid: A 2017 Labor Day Weekend Workshop W/ Lidia Yuknavitch @ the Beautiful Oregon Gardens

A cohesive narrative can happen any number of ways.  It can be an accumulation of fragments, it can be kaleidoscopic, it can by lyric, braided, circular, vertical, visual, it can be arranged as a palimpsest. Formal innovations in nonfiction prose writing open up multivocal opportunities for storytelling—voices previously marginalized at the edges of experience are also the voices—and bodies—that create and hold the shape of culture. Now more than ever we must amplify hybridity as a socially vital form of storytelling as well as cultivate hybrid forms as artistic and teaching practice.

There are a few books to read ahead of the workshop, and we'll watch films there together on Saturday and Sunday nights, and then talk about them as artistic practice realms. This will be a smaller workshop than we typically run. While space IS limited, please get on the waitlist if workshop is full!

Books to read before you come: The Art Lover by Carole Maso, Art and Lies by Jeanette Winterson, and Citizen by Claudia Rankine.

Films we will watch together: The Piano and Moonlight.

Participants will leave with 2-3 hybrid drafts for future evolution (which may also be understood as novel or nonfiction vertebrae). 


Workshop Leader: Lidia Yuknavitch

Co-Facilitated by: Zinn Adeline; email zinn@corporealwriting.com with questions

When: Labor day Weekend: 9/1 - 9/4/17

Where: The Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton, OR

Cost:  $850 for a queen bed in a shared, double room; $1150 for a Single Room, which we have a very limited quantity of

Workshop Fee Includes: 

  • Lodging for Fri, Sat, & Sun nights in spacious hotel rooms with fire places, A/C and patios
  • Unlimited access to Oregon Garden grounds, pool and hot-tub
  • Snacks & Drinks during Fri evening opening
  • Real Food Breakfast & coffee Sat, Sun, & Mon
  • Lunch during workshop on Sat
  • Snacks and Beverages during workshop film viewing Sat night
  • Dinner & Drinks during workshop and film viewing Sunday afternoon/evening

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