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Breaking Up Time & Space

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

In Person

Open to all levels

1 Session

Start Date: January 26, 2024
End Date: January 26, 2024
Day of Week: Friday
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $99.00
General Price: $110.00

In this workshop, we will investigate various ways of capturing and recording details of the everyday. We will each keep our own notebooks and lean on chronology as a common formal ground while sometimes disrupting it. There will be in class reading of Etel Adnan, Larry Eigner, Wanda Coleman, John Wieners, Harmony Holiday, Margaret Randall, Rene Char, and others. We will write in class as well, tackling questions of tone and inflection, rehearsal versus practice.

We may attempt to (temporarily) dislocate the overly familiar 'I'. Hopefully our experiments will lead to further questions…How can we unlock and fragment orchestral space within the act of writing? So, the luminous idea for a story or poem might lie next to a piece of dream damaged dialogue or a list of household chores. Does the mere act of dating a piece (in advance) color its received content? I hope we will be able to uncover new edges within each of our voices and to come away with a document that is faithful to these unrelenting, all invading times.


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Cedar Sigo

Cedar Sigo

Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including All This Time (Wave Books, 2021), Stranger in Town (City Lights, 2010), Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008), two editions of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Press, 2003 and 2005) and most recently the Bagley Wright Lecture Series book Guard the Mysteries (Wave Books, 2021). He has taught workshops at St. Mary’s College, Naropa University and University Press Books. He is currently a mentor in the low residency MFA program at The Institute of American Indian Arts. He lives in Lofall, Washington.

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