Embracing Uncertainty: Writing the Hybrid | Found Forms

Amanda Krupman at Online

Thu, Aug 20 at 8 p.m.   |   90 minutes
Olios: Drop-in classes led by professors

In this creative writing workshop, we’ll scavenge, recycle, rebuild, and renovate. We’ll experiment with hermit crab essays/stories, as well as erasure and found poetry. All you need is word processing software (google docs is fine), an internet browser, and a playful mindset.

Found Forms

In this creative writing workshop, we’ll scavenge, recycle, rebuild, and renovate. We’ll experiment with hermit crab essays/stories, as well as erasure and found poetry. All you need is word processing software (google docs is fine), an internet browser, and a playful mindset.

 

Embracing Uncertainty: Writing the Hybrid Series

A provocative manifesto for writing about oneself, one's experience, one's history: Stand up to your inner authoritarian. Realism is unreliable. Memory is a convincing dreamstate. Alternative facts are not always malignant. Embrace uncertainty: uncover new truths by mixing modes, forms, and genres.

These writing workshops explore hybrid forms of writing about the self. These creative nonfiction writing workshops ask you to fill in the blanks with fiction; to capsize your reportage in a poem; to tell stories about yourself and your people in the truest way possible: by blurring boundaries.

Teacher: Amanda Krupman

Amanda received an MFA in Fiction from The New School's graduate writing program and was a recipient of a 2017 Jerome Foundation Emerging Artists Award. She taught "From Page to Podcast: Writing Audio Fiction," a course designed with producer/filmmaker Erin Davis, at Middlebury College in 2018 and 2019 and currently teaches creative and critical writing at Pace University in downtown Manhattan.


Venue: Online

Zoom link will be sent upon signup.


Add to Calendar Aug. 20, 20208 p.m. Aug. 20, 2020 America/New_York Think Olio | Embracing Uncertainty: Writing the Hybrid | Found Forms In this creative writing workshop, we’ll scavenge, recycle, rebuild, and renovate. We’ll experiment with hermit crab essays/stories, as well as erasure and found poetry. All you need is word processing software (google docs is fine), an internet browser, and a playful mindset. Online

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Think Olio is here to put the liberation back into the liberal arts.

Classically, the liberal arts, were the education considered essential for a free person to take an active part in civic life. To counter a humanities that has been institutionalized and dehumanized we infuse critical thinking, openness, playfulness, and compassion into our learning experience.

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