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Revivify: Breathing Life into Dead Matter with Lidia Yuknavitch
August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$150
WHAT: A three-hour online webgasm with a 15-minute intermission
WITH: Lidia Yuknavitch and at least one special guest.
WHEN: Saturday, August 21st 1PM-4PM Pacific (4PM-7PM Eastern)
WHERE: ZOOM! (But of course.) Meeting ID will be provided ahead of time. (Interested in this event but unable to join it live? All registered attendees will receive a link to a recording of it that will be viewable for one week afterwards.)
HOW MUCH: $150. Payment plans are available, contact Daniel Elder at email@example.com
SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are always available. Click here to apply.
“No one is better at revealing how the stories we carry in our bodies need to find form and expression, before they eat us alive.” —The New Yorker
Revivify: Breathing Life into Dead Matter
Do you have partially formed work sort of sitting in a drawer, or drifting out into space? Is there writing you maybe started but then gave up on, and yet every once in a while, you feel it calling you back? In this webgasm, Lidia will take you through several steps and strategies to bring leftovers back to life and bring some passion back to the process. Lidia will share a few examples from her own work as well as take on a few examples from participants. Bring at least one to two pages of writing with you so you can explore some direct action.
Includes a conversation segment where we can discuss your ideas and questions. This collaboration is useful for memoir writers, fiction writers, hybrid writers, and anyone who understands that artistic practice is intimately related to the practice of living a life in a body.
Lidia Yuknavitch is the author the short story collection Verge (Riverhead Books), the novels The Book of Joan (Harper Books), The Small Backs of Children (Harper Books), and Dora: A Headcase (Hawthorne Books), and the anti-memoir The Chronology of Water (Hawthorne Books). Her TED Talk “On the Beauty of Being a Misfit” has received over 3 million views, and spawned The Misfit Manifesto (TED Books/Simon and Schuster). She lives and collaborates in Portland, Oregon at Corporeal Writing. She is a very good swimmer.