What do we notice–when, and why? How can we control, divert, and organize our senses to approach the world–and our creative practice(s)–with attention? We’ll take inspiration across media: writing (Robin Wall Kimmerer, Jen Bervin, John Berger), film (David Attenborough, Julio Torres), music (Pauline Oliveros, Frankie Cosmos, Maryanne Amacher), the natural world, and experiment with the ways our work changes when our focus does. We’ll investigate distraction, boredom, and associative thinking with generative exercises, freewriting, and discussion.
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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.