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Love Notes: Flash Prose

In this prompt-driven 2-day intensive participants will create a series of connected flash love stories. With the aid of experimental exercises exploring prose and poetry (epistolary, lists, photo captions, etc.) we will celebrate and write about love in all its forms, including the flip side of love and more! Special attention will be paid to voice and technique. Fiction, non-fiction, all genres welcome. Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classses have at least one access spot available.…

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

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…

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Craft Conversations: Dialogue

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…

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For the Love of Roaming: Walking into the Lyric Essay

From Hemingway’s Moveable Feast to Thoreau’s meditation on “Walking” to Virginia Woolf’s “Street Haunting” to Rebecca Solnit’s Wanderlust, writers have connected the act of writing with the art of roaming. During this weekend together, we will spend some time reading poems and personal meditations on walking, and use them as prompts for our own writing. By the end of the weekend you will have a draft that includes memories of roaming, accounts of current saunters, quotes from other wanderers, and even some research perhaps — all braided into a lyric essay. Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing…

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Midsummer Poetry Camp

Midsummer Poetry Camp is a 6-week long writing intensive for Queer & Trans writers. Students will take part in weekly workshops via Zoom, with assignments & peer feedback due at each session & a class reading at the end of the session. Participants will have access to a full syllabus of resources & optional office hours throughout. Applications due June 20th Application forms here. *IPRC Workshops will be taking place via zoom through summer 2021. Instructor: jayy dodd Class sessions: 6 Wednesdays, June 30th – August 11th 4-6pm PST via zoom Cost: $120 Sliding scale and no-cost spots available Midsummer Poetry Camp is for writers 18+ For more info about summer youth programming, check out our Show:tell Camps

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Writing with our Ancestors, with Chelsea Hicks — begins

WHAT: A four-week generative online collaboration WHEN: Begins Friday, June 18th, 2021. This class is hosted on our rich interactive online platform, WetInk. The class is broken into four weeks, and within those weeks you go at your own pace. In addition, Chelsea will host five weekly Zoom session on Fridays from 4-5pm PST. The final Zoom session will be a group reading/celebration. (Zoom dates: 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16) ACCESS: While able to be purchased directly from this site at our standard rate of $350, this offering is available at a sliding scale rate to anyone who inquires. Please reach out to Daniel Elder at registration@corporealwriting.com. Payment plans are also available. In Chiapas and Oaxaca, writers center Indigenous literature with translation across languages, sometimes…

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Show:Tell High School Creative Writing & Print Camp

This summer we’re partnering with Alder Commons on after school camps that will take place rain or shine in their ample and dynamic outside spaces! Check out the offerings and dates for camp below. Sliding scale and no-cost spots available. Reach out to showtell@iprc.org to inquire. Safety Considerations: We’ll be limiting enrollment to 10 campers per session, and doing all of our learning and making in outside spaces, and we will be practicing social distancing. We ask that campers bring masks. For more information about IPRC Youth Summer Camps, please email Alley Pezanoski-Browne at showtell@iprc.org.   High School Creative Writing & Print Monday, June 14th – Thursday, June 17th 3 – 5:30pm Registration form here Explore your individual voice & express yourself, with this camp that pairs creative writing, printmaking and…

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Let’s Make a Zine! A Riso Zine Making Workshop with Kate Bingaman-Burt

It’s zine making time! Dive into all things zine with Outlet and zine queen Kate Bingaman-Burt! In this virtual workshop we’ll explore zine history, types of zines, talk about where to find zines, how to share them, and experiment with different zine formats (including the versatile and ubiquitous one page zine)—also we’ll spend some time actually sort of DEFINING what a zine is for those who are new to this amazing medium for sharing ideas and knowledge! Kate will give tons of prompts, tips, and inspiration to take those ideas and turn them into a tangible lovely THING. Depending on the workshop ticket tier you choose, this class culminates in making a collaborative zine that is riso printed and mailed to you! Supplies Needed A…

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When We Were Poets — with Brigid Yuknavitch—begins

BEGINS: June 6, 2021, runs for six weeks WHERE: Online via WetInk, our rich interactive platform. This class runs in a weekly format and you go at your own pace. (Note the class is asynchronous; there is no live/Zoom component.) LEADER: Brigid Yuknavitch COST: $350 When We Were Poets The body is its rhythms and experiences; language offers its structures for meaning. A child must become a poet on the way into the world and play in the body and words on the way to making sense. As children we were poets because words mattered in our bodies and were charged with meaning making as much as meaning. This class, a kind of poetic language primer, plays in the choices the language itself gives us.…

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Refuse the Given World: Generating Short Fiction Through Play: Afternoon session

“When I sit down and start writing, I feel the given world recede, and I can just play.”- Sam Lipsyte In this generative short fiction writing course, we will tap into that playful mindset—by using silly rules, obstructions, oblique strategies, games, dreams, collage, odd perspectives, glimmers and more—to unlock problematic stories and/or generate new material. Stories from short fiction and flash writers including Jayne Anne Phillips, Jess Arndt, Gary Lutz, Amy Hempel, Sandra Cisneros, Ben Marcus, Isaac Babel, Carmen Maria Machado, and others will guide our discussions and exercises. Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations…

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