Do you have a book-length manuscript on your hands? Can you meet with seven other mammals one night a week in Portland, Oregon? The Body Of The Book is for those who are looking for deep feedback on a manuscript of fiction, nonfiction or Hybrid. To be clear, you MUST have a complete manuscript ready to be workshopped. If you are still generating or finishing it, wait till next round to apply, please.
We will meet at the Corporeal Center for twelve weeks; each participant will have four rounds of feedback on up to 30 pages of material. Four rounds of feedback is a book, baby!
Academia isn’t for every mammal, and traditional critique models don’t work for all writers. Corporeal Writing’s The Body Of The Book is for mammals who dare to try the manuscript workshop differently. Who dare to engage in a collaborative art making process. An art making process that relies on every member of the group’s participation every week. Participation that looks like helping one another see the patterns at work in their material, helping them hunt for hidden metaphors, pointing out distinct rhythms and repetition and images, and supporting the writers in daring to develop them further, in the ways that other workshops insist on plot, narrative, and action. The Body Of The Book is for the writing mammal who dares to do workshop differently and then takes it to the page in their work.
WHEN: Thursdays; 7–9:30; 5/31/18 - 8/16/18
WHERE: Corporeal Center in the Historic Postal Building at 510 SW 3rd
WORKSHOP LEADER: Lidia Yuknavitch
LIMITED TO: 8 Participants
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/6/18. A 50% deposit will be due upon acceptance, with the balance due 6/31/18 (terms available).
Other things of note:
There is a 2 round limit to The Body of the Book. If you are new, please apply!
Lidia loves doing this work! But her schedule and other obligations are such that there is a chance she might have to reschedule now and again. So be prepared for the end date to possibly be later than listed here.