The Writer’s Notebook
If eyes are the windows to the soul, is the notebook the window to the brain? In this course, which will combine generative exercises, workshops, and notable examples, we’ll investigate the relationship between writers/artists and their notebooks. We’ll consider how our notebooks can feed our creative work and even be the creative work itself, as well as investigate what draws us to the notebooks of others. We’ll also touch on written/illustrated correspondence, as well as essays on journal-keeping. Expect to investigate outside your comfort zone, and to gain inspiration and insight into your own creative practice.
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.