The Writing Life, Writing for Performance

  • Term: Fall 2023
  • Start Date: October 19, 2023
  • End Date: November 9, 2023
  • Day of Week: Thursday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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The Writer vs. The Performer

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.

Registration dates: 

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

Greta Kline


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

Molly Schaeffer


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