The Writer vs. The Performer
with Greta Kline and Molly Schaeffer
Genres: The Writing Life, Writing for Performance
Open to all levels
Is writing a performance? In what ways are writing and performing at odds with one another? How do internal processes and external influences guide and inform outward-facing work? In this class, we will explore these questions, write for performance, and casually perform (no performance experience necessary!). Co-taught by a poet/visual artist and a professional singer-songwriter, we'll experiment with cross-genre work, improvisation, chance, and role reversal, taking inspiration from writer-performers and pieces that challenge both genres.
August 7: Scholarship Donation Day
August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am
August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am
August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing.
Greta Kline is a professional musician known as Frankie Cosmos. She has spent the majority of the past decade playing music all over the world, as well as writing and recording.
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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