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Online Class | Language as Sound, Narrative as Score

VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).

All Levels | This generative cross-genre workshop will consider the use of sound in narration. Participants will listen to the spoken word of Warsan Shire, perform close readings of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s novel Dictee, Kate Zambreno’s biography Heroines, and June Jordan’s memoir Soldier. Moving in and out of immersion, free writing, and analysis of text, we will explore the use and impact of lyricism, creative syntax, white space, echo, and refrain. New writing will be shared in the spirit of joyful experimentation.

Instructor: Sarah Townsend

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Spring 2020

Start Date: 04/25/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:10 pm – 4:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Sarah Townsend

Sarah Townsend is the author of Setting the Wire: A Memoir of Postpartum Psychosis (The Lettered Streets Press, 2019). Her essays have appeared in The Writer in the World and Pitkin Review, and a coauthored paper with Elisabeth Young-Bruehl serves as a chapter in Subject to Biography: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Writing Women’s Lives. Sarah received her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College, her MA in counseling psychology from Northwestern University, and is a graduate of the College of Letters at Wesleyan University. Setting the Wire has been featured on Beyond Well with Sheila Hamilton, The Ish with Cameron Dezen Hammon, and in the Chicago Review of Books. You can learn more about her at SarahTownsendWriter.com.

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