Beyond the Book Form: Text, Image, Etc.

with Molly Schaeffer

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Online

Intermediate

6 Sessions

Start Date: February 15, 2024
End Date: March 21, 2024
Day of Week: Thursday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $302.40
General Price: $336.00

What is a book, and how can we interrogate its form? Looking at a range of work that combines writing and visual art, we will challenge the idea of the book while also creating and discussing our process. We'll investigate alternative forms (such as chapbooks, artist books, zines, and installation) by writers and artists including Renee Gladman, Cecilia Vicuña, Duane Michals, Etel Adnan, and Lorna Simpson. Our approach will be generative, as we challenge our creative comforts across media.

ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:  

  • This class includes:  
    • Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
    • Workshop: students submit work for critique from the teacher and class.
    • Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
    • Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
  • Feedback in class: Both peer and instructor feedback given.
  • Work outside of class: 2-3 hours of writing or reading outside of class.

REGISTRATION DATES:  

  • December 4: Scholarship Donation Day  
  • December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing 
Molly Schaeffer

Molly Schaeffer

she/her

Molly Schaeffer’s writing has appeared in The Recluse, Tagvverk, Prelude, and The Poetry Project Newsletter; her chapbook STATE ZAP* is published by MO(0)ON/IO. She works in writing and visual art, and teaches in Bard College's Language and Thinking Program and the Summer @Brown Pre-College Program. She holds an MFA in poetry from Brown University. For more information go to mollyschaeffer.com.

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