PERSONAL WRITING WORKSHOP WITH ELIZABETH POWELL
Journaling as Creative Discovery
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP ON ZOOM
JUL 19 & 21, 5:30–7:00 PM CDT | $80 USD (10% OFF FOR MEMBERS)
Guide your writing practice toward a place of deeper understanding, commitment, and creativity in your writing vis a vis the genre of journal writing. We’ll look at and discover different approaches — ways to go deeper with our writing ideas and exploring them throughly through the art and practice of dynamic journaling, where we will answer our own most pressing questions and find our voice, subject matter, and deepest themes, among other things!
In both a talk and a series of connected prompts, the instructor leads writers toward subject matter and theme and voice through responsive jounrnaling that contains “sketching with words” a la Jack Kerouac; Dialoguing with Past and Future; Epistolary sequences to various aspects of self, among others. It is an insightful and generative time that includes thinking about literature, art, time, and place.
ELIZABETH A.I. POWELL is the author of three books of poems, most recently Atomizer (LSU Press). Her second book of poems, Willy Loman’s Reckless Daughter: Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances was a Small Press Bestseller and named a “Books We Love 2016” by The New Yorker. Her novel, Concerning the Holy Ghost’s Interpretation of JCrew Catalogues was published in 2019 in the U.K. Her work has appeared in the Pushcart Prize Anthology, American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Missouri Review, Ploughshares, Women’s Review of Books, West Branch, and elsewhere. She is Editor of Green Mountains Review, and Professor of Creative Writing at Northern Vermont University. She also serves on the faculty of the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Learn more at elizabethaipowell.com.