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Craft Conversations: Dialogue

Online N/A, Portland

Dialogue, as much as anything else, reveals the character to the writer and, ultimately to the reader. I don’t have a very clear idea of who the characters are until they start talking. ~ Joan Didion Sometimes, when I’m lucky, a line of dialogue, either something I’ve dreamed up or overheard, will spark a story. Because dialogue is so revealing it can be an entrance point, a moment when a character speaking, reveals themself on the page. Because dialogue is the only time the reader directly hears from the characters without the filter of the narrator, the spoken words become a measure for the heart and mind of the characters. What do they want? What are they trying to gain or conceal? How is dialog…

$75

Time Fuck: A face2face Collaboration w/ Lidia Yuknavitch

The Corporeal Writing Center 510 SW 3rd Ave #101, Portland

Linear time not only doesn't always make sense on the page, I'm not sure it even makes sense in anyone's life anymore. If you are writing in any form and you are driven to create time distortions, disruptions, fragmentations, displacements, rearrangements, liminalities, loop-de-loops, repetitions, layers, then join us on July 17th and 18th. In person. On the first day, Lidia and the entire Corporeal Squad will each run you through some portals around writing with time disruptions, and on the second day Lidia and Domi will throw some mean on it, get down to it, show you four strategies for why, when, and how to write against the grain of linear time. We'll eyeball some great examples, too. Participants will walk away with works in…

$450

SUMMER: A Generative Collaboration Through a Sensual/Sensory Lens — begins

Online N/A, Portland

Collaboration Leader: Domi Shoemaker, alongside weekly videos featuring Domi and Lidia Yuknavitch in conversation When: Begins July 15th, and will run for five weeks. Where: Videos are hosted on our site—you’ll receive a link to one each week, and then have access to them always. Domi will host a Zoom meeting every Thursday from 5:30-7:30PM PST. (Meeting dates: July 15th, July 22nd, July 29th, August 5th, August 12th.) Cost: $250—payment plans are available. Please contact Daniel at registration@corporealwriting.com. Scholarships are also available—Apply Here. Sex. Heat. Abundance. Excess. Juice. Long hot nights, cool rivers, the moon the only witness. In this generative workshop we will take “excursions” into the belly of summer to generate writing and art. For the adventurous and sly. Experimental, mixed genre, utterly…

$250

SUMMER: A Generative Creative Lab Through a Sensual/Sensory Lens

Online N/A, Portland

Collaboration Leader: Domi Shoemaker, alongside weekly videos featuring Domi and Lidia Yuknavitch in conversation When: Begins July 15th, and will run for five weeks. Where: Videos are hosted on our site—you’ll receive a link to one each week, and then have access to them always. Domi will host a Zoom meeting every Thursday from 5:30-7:30PM PST. (Meeting dates: July 15th, July 22nd, July 29th, August 5th, August 12th.) Cost: $250—payment plans are available. Please contact Daniel at registration@corporealwriting.com. Scholarships are also available—Apply Here. Sex. Heat. Abundance. Excess. Juice. Long hot nights, cool rivers, the moon the only witness. In this generative workshop we will take “excursions” into the belly of summer to generate writing and art. For the adventurous and sly. Experimental, mixed genre, utterly…

$250