Field Trips & Hidden Portals: Finding Writing Inspiration in the Everyday
with Amy Bowers
Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
We dream of productive writing sessions but the reality is that tasks often overshadow. What if you could gather your next literary masterpiece in a daily routine? In this generative class, we will (re)learn to open our eyes, go on local outings (groceries, parks, thrift stores, our own closets) and build a toolkit that turns the messy world into a dreamy writing office. Texts discussed: Lily Hoang, Claudia Rankine, Ross Gay, Joy Harjo, Sarah Manguso, Miranda July, and others.
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Amy Bowers is a Florida native currently living in Connecticut with her family. Her writing explores art, domestic culture, the insect and natural worlds, and manufactured places and spaces. She is currently working on an essay collection about growing up in central Florida among amusement parks, alligators, and hurricanes. She holds an MFA in CNF from Bennington and has work published or forthcoming in [PANK], Washington Square Review, West Trade Review, OxMag, Farm-ish, Assay, and LA Review of Books. Her essay Manual is published (fall 2021) in A Harp in the Stars: An Anthology of Lyric Essays, edited by Randon Billings Noble and published by the University of Nebraska Press.
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