Swimming in Language

I'm posting for 60 days straight, leading up to my early December birthday, and I'm making the time to write on behalf of slain UCC Professor and aspiring novelist, Larry Levine.

Not only am I producing audio this weekend for the, ahem, world famous Story Geometry podcast, I'm participating in Steve Almond's generative workshop. Fifteen of us are exploring the craft of getting words on the page into a cohesive, compelling story. We've kicked things off with an emphasis on nonfiction (Steve writes both), with the promise we may explore fiction down the road. And our pursuit is multiplied by similar workshops with the other faculty:

  • Dorothy Allison - Intermediate Novel or Memoir (Manuscript)
  • Steve Almond - Learning to Sing on the Page: How Truth Lifts Language into Beauty (Generative)
  • Mark Doty - Unscrew The Locks From The Doors:  New Forms for Poets and Nonfiction Writers (Generative)
  • Greg Glazner - Riding Memory (Manuscript)
  • Pam Houston - Advanced Fiction
  • Lidia Yuknavitch - Writing Between the Body and the World (Generative)

Complete bios and links to their sites can be found on my podcast partner, Writing By Writers' site. Wish me luck in the deep end of the pool.

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