Unlocking the Vault: The Personal Archive

with Molly Schaeffer

Genres: Nonfiction, Poetry, The Writing Life, Reading, Memoir, Essay, Writing for Performance

Online

Advanced, Intermediate

8 Sessions

Start Date: April 24, 2024
End Date: June 12, 2024
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
 
General Price: $500.00

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As writers, we are compelled to record—and, often, to hoard. Mining our own notes and fragments for use in writing prompts, we'll recycle and experiment with our past writings, utilizing techniques including collage, mapping, poetry, and memoir. Beginning with prompts based on novel examples (erasure, annotation), the course will gradually shift into more substantial workshops and encouragement to develop a longer project. Writers we'll look to include Sappho, Kathryn Scanlan, Megan Fernandes, and Layli Long Soldier.

ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:  

Class format: 

  • Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
  • Workshop: students submit work for critique from the teacher and class.
  • Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
  • Both peer and Instructor feedback given.
  • 2-3 hours of writing or reading outside of class.

REGISTRATION DATES: 

  • March 12: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 19: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 25: Last day of Early Bird pricing

This class is not eligible for a member discount. Learn more here »

Molly Schaeffer

Molly Schaeffer

she/her

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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