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Attic Institute: FALL Online Campus: Prose Poem Workshop w Ruben Quesada

A generative workshop that explores the boundaries of poetry. The intersection of poetry and prose offers a range of possibilities for style and subject. In this course, we will write together, and we will discuss poetic elements found in sentences. No previous writing experience is needed. “Thank you Ruben Quesada for an incredible class. It was full of fascinating information and the prompts Ruben gave us inspired my generative work (and from the other poets, you could tell it was the same for them)! Ruben also cultivated a space of openness and sharing that was truly remarkable for such a short class. He is a fantastic addition to the Attic, and I sincerely hope to take classes with him in the future. I most definitely would…

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Attic Institute: FALL Online: Prose Poetry or Creative Nonfiction? A Generative Writing Workshop w Ruben Quesada

A first-person perspective. A description. A moment. A feeling. A monologue. Maximum | 10 writers “Thank you Ruben Quesada for an incredible class. It was full of fascinating information and the prompts Ruben gave us inspired my generative work (and from the other poets, you could tell it was the same for them)! Ruben also cultivated a space of openness and sharing that was truly remarkable for such a short class. He is a fantastic addition to the Attic, and I sincerely hope to take classes with him in the future. I most definitely would be interested to continue learning from and writing with Ruben.” ~ Emma Nelson, student Register for this workshop NOTE: To protect everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re offering our workshops via Zoom. All…

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SUMMER Online: Prose Poem Workshop w Ruben Quesada

A generative workshop that explores the boundaries of poetry. The intersection of poetry and prose offers a range of possibilities for style and subject. No previous writing experience needed. Reading will be provided two weeks before our meeting. “Thank you Ruben Quesada for an incredible class. It was full of fascinating information and the prompts Ruben gave us inspired my generative work (and from the other poets, you could tell it was the same for them)! Ruben also cultivated a space of openness and sharing that was truly remarkable for such a short class. He is a fantastic addition to the Attic, and I sincerely hope to take classes with him in the future. I most definitely would be interested to continue learning from and writing with Ruben.”…

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Poet’s Essay

IPRC Creative Workshops for Winter 2021 will be held online via zoom, PST. Register here Somewhere between prose poetry and lyric essay there’s a genre of weird and brilliant writing I’m calling “the poet’s essay.” From Hanif Abdurraqib to Chris Kraus, this genre combines the imagistic musicality of poems with the argumentative structure of an essay. In this six-week generative course, students will explore and discuss examples of essays by poets and have the opportunity to generate work that follows different structures within this exciting genre. Reading list will/may include writers such as Maggie Nelson, Mary Ruefle, Eileen Myles, Joe Wenderoth, Claudia Rankine, Alexander Chee, and others. Open to writers of all levels. Students will leave the class with several starts and a greater understanding of…

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Best Small Fictions Anthology Reading

This reading will feature authors from BSF 2019 reading their work. Copies of BSF 2019 will be available for purchase. Features Jennifer Fliss, Marcelle Heath, Alvin Park, Ben McPherson Ficklin, and Margaret Adams. [See also the Sonder Press website.] The Best Small Fictions is the first ever contemporary anthology solely dedicated to anthologizing the best internationally published short hybrid fiction in a given calendar year. Now in its sixth year of existence, Best Small Fictions features the best micro fiction, flash fiction, haibun stories and prose poetry from around the world. Founded by Tara L. Masih, Best Small Fictions is now steered by series editor Nathan Leslie. Guest editors have included Pulitzer Prize-winning Robert Olen Butler (2015), PEN/Malamud Award winner Stuart Dybek (2016), Pen/Malamud Award…

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Geraldine Foote, Leanne Grabel, Gwen McNeir, and Elaine S. Nussbaum

Join us for an evening of spoken word with Pacific Northwest poets Elaine S. Nussbaum, Leanne Grabel, Geraldine Foote, and Gwen McNeir. All have recently published books with Finishing Line Press. Elaine S. Nussbaum is the author of Jesus Christ Made Seattle Under Protest. She is a former special education teacher and occasionally teaches poetry and lyrics at a juvenile detention center in Portland. She holds a Certificate in Poetics from Naropa University and an MFA in Writing from Pacific University. In 1986, she walked across the USA with the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament. Leanne Grabel’s graphic collection of prose poems, Gold Shoes, is her most recent published work. Grabel is a writer, illustrator, performer, and special education teacher. Currently, Grabel is…

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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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Bruce Berger

Occupying a space between traditional nature writing, memoir, journalism, and prose poetry, Bruce Berger’s essays are beautiful, subtle, and haunting meditations on the landscape and culture of the American Southwest. Combining new essays with selections from his acclaimed trilogy of “desert books” – The Telling Distance, There Was a River, and Almost an Island – A Desert Harvest (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is a career-spanning selection of the best work by this unique and undervalued voice. Wasteland architecture, mountaintop astronomy, Bach in the wilderness, the mind of the wood rat, the canals of Phoenix, and the numerous eccentric personalities who call the desert their home all come to life in these fascinating portraits of America’s seemingly desolate terrains.

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