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The Finish Line :: how to finish your book and move toward the world :: A Webgasm

WHAT: A three-hour online webgasm with Lidia Yuknavitch and at least one magical guest. (With a 15-minute intermission.) WHEN: Sunday, December 5th, 1PM-4PM Pacific (4PM-7PM Eastern) WHERE: ZOOM. 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 registration@corporealwriting.com SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are always available. Click here to apply. Well let’s face it. Trying to finish a book-length work is kind of a clusterfuck. If this sounds like you, join Lidia for a webgasm focused on strategies for finishing your book, including shaping the whole, amplifying the…

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Memory and Memoir :: How to tease out the story from the chaos of your mind :: A Webgasm

WHAT: A three-hour online webgasm with Lidia Yuknavitch and at least one magical guest. (With a 15-minute intermission.) WHEN: Sunday, November 7th, 1PM-4PM Pacific (4PM-7PM Eastern) WHERE: ZOOM. 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 registration@corporealwriting.com SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are always available. Click here to apply. Memory is a mess–a chaotic whirl of synaptic connections and disconnections, biochemical zaps, emotional torque. How do you wrestle all that down to a story on the page? What lives in your memory that is useful for writing…

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Education: Refugee, Integrating Authentic Literature in the Classroom with Alan Gratz

Alan Gratz is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels for young readers, including Ground Zero, Refugee, Allies, Grenade, Prisoner B-3087, Projekt 1065, and Ban This Book. Through his well-researched books, Alan strives to help young readers build empathy and understand how other kids live—their hopes, their struggles, and their motives—so that readers can view the characters as human beings and not as statistics. In this online session, participants will hear Alan talk about his book Refugee. Refugee is the story of three young people from different eras and different parts of the world who are connected by their desperate, perilous attempts to flee dangerous situations in their homelands and their dreams of a better, safer tomorrow. He will talk about his…

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Delve Readers Seminar: Homer, The Odyssey

The Odyssey is one of the world’s oldest and most enduring works of literature. Homer’s ancient Greek epic has inspired many modern artists and has introduced generations of readers to the the world of Greek myth, poetry, and storytelling.  In this seminar, we will explore the intricacies of Homer’s epic and its central story— Odysseus’s effort to return home from the Trojan War and reunite with his wife and son.  We will use the much heralded new translation by Emily Wilson. The Odyssey was also the principal inspiration for James Joyce’s Ulysses, the modernist epic of everyday life, that will be the focus of a Delve seminar next Spring, the 100th anniversary of its publication on February 2, 1922.   Participants in the Ulysses seminar are encouraged, though not required…

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Delve Readers Seminar: Herman Melville: Great Shorter Works

Although Herman Melville is best known for Moby-Dick, he also demonstrated mastery of the novella, and this Delve will explore Melville’s best-known shorter works: Bartleby the Scrivener, famous for the Wall Street denizen who “would prefer not to,” no matter what his employer might want; Benito Cereno, where a captain answering a ship’s call of distress ends up in a situation far more perplexing—and dangerous—than what he had bargained for; and the posthumously-published masterpiece, Billy Budd, a story of the “handsome sailor” whose beauty and simplicity result in tragedy and a crisis of conscience for his captain. In each of the three weeks of this Delve, we will examine one of these shorter works and discuss their position in Melville’s unusual literary career and the…

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Cusp :: The Vibrant Space Between Fiction and Nonfiction :: A Webgasm

WHAT: A three-hour online webgasm with Lidia Yuknavitch and at least one magical guest. (With a 15-minute intermission.) WHEN: Sunday, October 17th, 1PM-4PM Pacific (4PM-7PM Eastern) WHERE: ZOOM. 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 registration@corporealwriting.com SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are always available. Click here to apply. Does your writing live in the fluid flux between fiction, nonfiction and poetics? Is your fiction informed, deformed, and reformed through nonfiction? Is your nonfiction inhabited by poetics, images, rhythm, sound? What is the relationship between forms when…

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Band of Submitting Writers & Artists

Band of Submitting Writers & Artists with Katie Collins Guinn WHAT: A two week online creative lab on sending work to literary publications WHEN: Wednesdays, October 13th, & October 20th @4:30-6:30pm PT ACCESS: $100 :: Payment plans always available—contact Daniel at registration@corporealwriting.com Where: The Corporeal Writing Zoom Room :: A Zoom link will be provided. SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are available please click here to apply. So, you’ve written something and/or created some visual art and want to get it out into the world of literary publications, now what? The process of sending out work can be overwhelming, whether you’re just beginning to think about it, or returning to the process, and doing it alone can seem even more daunting. Where do we begin? Who do we…

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Inquiry as Narrative w/ Lilly Dancyger

Tuesday, October 12th, 5-8pm Pacific Cost: $150 payment plans available, email Daniel at registration@corporealwriting.com Where: Corporeal Center, 510 SW 3rd Avenue, suite 101, Portland, Or. 97204 Description: There’s often so much emphasis on plot and narrative, but there are other ways to move a story forward. Sometimes the most interesting thing isn’t what happened, and then what happened next, and then what happened next—but what we have to say about what happened, and how our perspective on a single event can shift and change over time. How the very process of writing about an experience—and the research and inquiry that goes into writing about our own lives—can change our relationship to the thing we’re writing about. In this session, we’ll talk about how to shape…

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Delve Readers Seminar: 9/11 Literatures and the Global War on Terror: 20th Anniversary

2021 marks the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack and a period classified as the “global war on terror.” In this Delve seminar we will read, reflect, and discuss the literary responses to the immediate and the long-term impacts of the war on terror and the rise of xenophobia, Islamophobia, and the changing socio-political landscape of American life post 9/11. The literary texts that we will read will provide some broad understanding about public anxiety and trauma, particularly for those who experienced 9/11 closely and those that belonged to the Muslim-American communities. We will also unpack various representations and debates surrounding the ways in which the figure of the terrorist, terrorism, torture, racism and Islamophobia have informed the study of the 9/11 genre. Please…

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Delve Readers Seminar: One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) is one of the most celebrated & impactful books ever written. Since its publication over 50 million copies of the novel have been sold. The story follows the Buendía family & the other residents of Macondo through seven generations, depicting everything from civil war to flying carpets. The lush prose creates a transportive narrative that ever expands in all directions, exploring & complexifying the themes of colonialism & imperialism, the malleability of time, familial elitism, & humanity’s struggle to justify life. “Faced with this awesome reality that must have seemed a mere utopia through all of human time, we, the inventors of tales, who will believe anything, feel entitled to believe that it is not yet too late to…

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