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Hybrid Writing Intensives with Lidia in the flesh at Corporeal Writing

Hey. I’m embarking on a bold new experiment over at Corporeal Writing. I want to write with you. Specifically, eight of you. I want to write hybrids in small group formations. I want to fill the planet with hybrids that break all the writing rules. So here is what I’m going to do. Three forms: The Narrative Braid, The Narrative Palimpsest (yes, I made this one up myself), The Mixed Media Collage. Short burst of four weeks writing together one night a week. Noncumulative so jump in where you like.

BUT WAIT. Don’t live in Portland? For those of you who would like to write hybrids but can’t get to Portland, a 4 video box set will be available so you can do it on your own or create your own group. 

99$. Available after December 5.

 
 
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The narrative braid

WORKSHOP LEADER: Lidia Yuknavitch

WHEN: Next Occurrence TBD (sign up for waitlist to be notified)

  • Week 1 :: 6-9 pm ::  We’ll eyeball some beautiful narrative braids for inspiration and strategy and spitball on one of our own—bat ideas around and commit to a stand-alone project.

  • Week 2 :: 6-9 pm :: We actually write together.

  • Week 3 :: 6-9 pm :: We bring drafts of our works in progress.

  • Week 4 ::  6-9 pm :: We bring in projects. Give each other feedback. We celebrate. We decide when and where we intend to send these suckers out for publication. Boom.

WHERE: The Corporeal Center

COST: $200

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the narrative palimpsest

WORKSHOP LEADER: Lidia Yuknavitch

WHEN:

  • March 6 :: 6-9 pm :: We’ll define and focus what I mean by “narrative palimpsest” and look at some examples; we’ll brainstorm and commit to a project.

  • March 13 :: 6-9 pm :: We actually write together.

  • March 20 :: 6-9 pm :: We bring drafts of our works in progress.

    (we will not meet March 27 due to AWP)

  • April 3 :: 6-9 pm :: We bring in projects. Give each other feedback. We celebrate. We decide when and where we intend to send these suckers out for publication. Boom.

WHERE: The Corporeal Center

COST: $200

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the mixed media collage

WORKSHOP LEADER: Lidia Yuknavitch

WHAT: A purely generative writing intensive.

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

WHEN:

  • Saturday February 16th :: 11am-4pm :: brainstorming and spitballing and writing based on the materials we bring in (you will receive an email regarding collecting collage materials)

  • Sunday February 17th :: 11am-4pm :: share drafts and micro-feedback

  • 1hr lunch (1-2pm) each day

  • Following this weekend intensive you may, if you want to, also sign up for a 4-week one night a week writing and feedback follow up session(s) with Domi Shoemaker. 

WHERE: The Corporeal Center

COST: $200


“Healing Waters” by Holly Anderson

“Healing Waters” by Holly Anderson

the NARRATIVE TRIPTYCH

WORKSHOP LEADER: Lidia Yuknavitch

A painted or carved triptych typically has three hinged panels, and the two outer panels can be folded in towards the central one. A literary or musical triptych generally consists of three closely related or contrasting themes or parts. Triptychderives from the Greek triptychos ("having three folds"), formed by combining tri- ("three") and ptychē ("fold" or "layer").

Although triptych originally described a specific type of Roman writing tablet that had three hinged sections, it is not surprising that the idea was generalized first to a type of painting, and then to anything composed of three parts.

The triptychs most etched on my brain are Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights, Ruben's Elevation of the Cross, and Bacon's Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion. There are MANY religious triptychs as well as some amazing contemporary triptychs painted by women, POC, and LGBTQ artists. 

A Narrative Triptych draws from the concept of the three-paneled image creating a 3-section sequence with language.

  • Thursday April 4 :: 6-9 pm ::  We’ll eyeball some beautiful narrative triptychs for inspiration and strategy and spitball on one of our own—bat ideas around and do a little writing, plus commit to completing.

  • Wednesday April 10 :: 6-9 pm :: We actually write together.

  • Wednesday April 17 :: 6-9 pm :: We bring excerpt drafts of our works in progress, collaborate on micro feedback

  • Wednesday April 24 :: 6-9 pm :: We bring in projects. Give each other feedback. We celebrate. We decide when and where we intend to send these suckers out for publication.)

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