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Keep the Channel Open: A Generative Prose Workshop

All Levels | This nontraditional workshop will prioritize generating new writing and building a friendly, mutually accountable community. We’ll use the fundamentals of workshop in new ways: the first half of the class will focus on craft discussions based on participants’ influences and inspirations, and the second half will be structured around supportive, conversational work-sharing. Throughout, we’ll use prompts, playfulness, and rigorous reflection to “keep the channel open,” as Martha Graham puts it. Open to fiction and nonfiction writers at all levels.

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Instructor: Liza Birnbaum

Class Type: 10 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2021

Start Date: 09/07/2021

End Date: 11/09/2021

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$432.00 Member Price:
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$480.00 General Price:

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Liza Birnbaum

Liza Birnbaum's fiction and essays have appeared in Web Conjunctions, jubilat, Open Letters Monthly, and other publications. She is a founding editor of Big Big Wednesday, an annual print journal of literature and visual art, and has taught creative writing in a number of settings, most recently at an alternative school for young women who are pregnant or parenting. In 2019, she will be a funded resident at the Lillian E. Smith Center at Piedmont College. She holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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