Unlocking the Vault: Using Our Personal Archive
Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir
Open to all levels
As writers, we are compelled to record—but what about when it starts to feel like hoarding? Mining our own notes and fragments for use in writing prompts, we'll recycle and experiment with our own words, utilizing techniques including collage, mapping, poetry, and memoir. You'll use the scraps you've saved without direct purpose, drawing on notebooks/notes apps, emails, and even text messages. We'll also look at letters, found materials, and drafts from other writers and trace their transformations.
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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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