Do you have a book-length manuscript emerging, or a full draft 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. 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! Which is why this is a rigorous collaborative effort meant for those who want to finish a book. Therefore, to apply, you should have at least three chapters or sections of a work already written, and you will be asked to include a chapter (up to 30 pages) as well as a brief summary of how you envision your book as of now. We, of course, will not hold you to it. Applications will be assessed based on progress of writing and seriousness of project. This workshop requires a 12 week commitment to yourself and to the writers you work with.
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: Sundays; 7–9:30; 01/14/18 — 04/01/18
WHERE: Corporeal Center in the Historic Postal Building at 510 SW 3rd
WORKSHOP LEADER: Lidia Yuknavitch
LIMITED TO: 8 Participants
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/15/17. A 50% deposit will be due upon acceptance, with the balance due 1/04/18 (terms available).
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