Breakthrough Writing: Beyond Genre, with Chivas Sandage

Do you long for a breakthrough in your writing, feel locked-in to patterns, or abandoned by your muse? Does your writing style need an infusion of freshness or depth? This afternoon workshop goes beyond genre to explore the lyric in your prose (and narrative in your poetry)—and in everything you read. You’ll learn exercises and strategies to generate image-driven work that emphasizes rhythm and sound, invites compression and fragmentation, taps into emotion and enriches narrative voice. This workshop includes a presentation with handouts, inspiring prompts and exploratory writing periods, followed by participant readings and supportive, inspiring discussion of your work. Open to all levels and genres!

Saturday, April 25, 1-4 pm  ($75)

Chivas Sandage writes Ms. Muse, a column that features contemporary feminist poets and their work for Ms. Magazine online. She is the author of Hidden Drive (Antrim House), a finalist for the 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards in poetry. Her essays and poems have appeared in The Rumpus, Salmagundi, Southern Humanities Review, Texas Observer, and many others. She earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA from Bennington College. For more info: or @ChivasSandage on Twitter. 

Chivas Sandage