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Writing Along the Seam

Consider the sphinx: head of a woman, haunches of a lion, wings of a bird. A creature powerful and wise enough to guard the seam between the sacred and the secular, life and afterlife. Hybrid forms of writing possess a similar power, harnessing two or more established forms to create something new, unique, and potent. When we reunite these forms, we welcome new, transformative forces into our work. In this course, we will consider various hybrid literary forms: lyric essay, poetic memoir, prose poetry, flash fiction, and visual/verbal hybrids. We’ll consider the unique powers of each of these forms and see what they can offer our writing. Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We…

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Queer Bodies/Queer Forms: Leaving Behind the Retrograde w/ Cooper Lee Bombardier

A 6-week online workshop STARTS: July 19th, 2020 COST: $350 (scholarships available – preference to queer/trans POC writers – click here to apply) Cooper Lee Bombardier says: “To me, queer is expansive, queer is hybrid, queer is taking what works and leaves behind the retrograde.” Yes, for many queer is also an identity but you don’t have to identify as queer to benefit from a look at queer forms, or attempting to queer your own work. We’ll look at work that might be considered queer in content as well as form, and will embark on multiple generative writing “experiments” where we try on the forms and constraints studied, enter into conversation with them, become inspired by them, apply them to our own creative voices, and invent our own…

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Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing

Our Fall 2019 reading period is open until October 31st. The Gravity of the Thing accepts defamiliarized works in the following general categories: Short: tell us a story in 3,000 words or less; we are interested in fiction, creative nonfiction, self-contained excerpts, and genre-bending forms. Flash: a fiction, creative nonfiction, or genre-bending story under 500 words. Poetry: share up to three poems, prose poems, or multimedia works for a combined count of 500 words or less. Six Words: a story in six words; you may share up to five stories per submission, but only one will be chosen. Baring the Device: brief essays for our Baring the Device column; click here to learn more. [see The Gravity of the Thing’s website for more details]

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PNCA Low-Res MFA in CW Talks: Rachel Jamison Webster: Polyphonic Texts: Hybridity as Conversation

Rachel Jamison Webster Polyphonic Texts: Hybridity as Conversation, 1:15pm Room 601 The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing with its first residential intensive. In the low-residency model, students will attend two 14-day campus residencies then, beyond residencies, work one-on-one with mentors. Most of the programming during this residency is free and open to the public. From July 28 through August 3, PNCA offers talks, discussions, and readings by acclaimed writers as part of the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing program. Every event is free and open to the public. This innovative creative writing program is distinguished by its being situated within a school of art…

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The Bertha Vervain Series: Zines & Broadsides by Black [Womxn & Queer] Folks

Presented by Dovesong Labs to submit, email: info@dovesonglabs.net (1) zine [max 10 pages of work] or up to (3) poems for Broadside consideration eligibility parameters: BLACK WOMAN / QUEER WRITER 18+ NO FULL-LENGTH PUBLISHED POETRY OR HYBRID PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WORK OK! DEADLINE: JULY 1ST FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: AUGUST 1ST. email: info@dovesonglabs.net for any questions WINNERS RECEIVE: 50 COPIES OF ZINE OR BROADSIDE HIGH QUALITY PDF/PNF/TIFF OR PRINTS CASH PRIZE ($100 FOR ZINE / $75 FOR BROADSIDE) 1-2 ZINES & 2-3 BROADSIDES WILL BE SELECTED EMAIL: INFO@DOVESONGLABS.NET TO SUBMIT

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