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Caged Words: Creative Constraint Zoom Seminar, Sunday, April 28th, 2024
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Caged Words: Creative Constraint Zoom Seminar, Sunday, April 28th, 2024


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Sunday, April 28th, 2024

Live Seminar via Zoom from 11:00AM - 1:30PM EST

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Instructor Sage Tyrtle's work is available in New Delta Review, The Offing, Lunch Ticket, and Apex. Her words have been featured on NPR, CBC, and PBS, and she has taught storytelling and writing workshops since 2010, including workshops at York University and Toronto Storytelling Festival, in India, Chicago, and Nova Scotia.

Learn more about Sage in our Meet the Teaching Artist series.

Discover how strict writing rules can give your words MORE freedom.

My aunt lived in Thailand in the eighties. She would go to the grocery store, and the options for toothpaste would be: one brand, one size, and one flavor. Wondering what kind of toothpaste would be best never came into it. Then, she moved back to the States. She found herself in the toothpaste aisle, staring at eighty brands, forty sizes, and one hundred flavors. She stood there for half an hour, then burst into tears and went home.

What does this have to do with anything? Staring at an empty page can be overwhelming. We don’t know which of the infinite options to choose. Creative constraint is the one box of toothpaste. It’s easy to choose because it’s the only option.

Join me for this workshop, and discover how strict writing rules can give your words MORE freedom.


COURSE TAKEAWAYS:
  • Creative constraint prompts that can be used again and again, resulting in new pieces.
  • Drafts of new pieces.
  • An understanding of what creative constraint is and can do for writers.

COURSE TEASER:

Introduction to the concept of creative constraint, anaphora, the definition of a random word, n+7 exercise, pantoum (for prose or poetry), no use of 1 vowel, and if there's time, a sestina (for prose or poetry).

COURSE TESTIMONIALS:

“Loved it!"

"A lovely atmosphere and a great mix of learning from examples and prompt work. Thanks!”

“It was the perfect, chill way to close out the weekend, and I left with workable drafts and many ideas.”

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

You can pay for the course in full or use Shop Pay or Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
  • The class is on Sunday, April 28th, 2024

  • Live Seminar via Zoom from 11:00AM - 1:30PM EST

If you have questions, please use the Chat Button or contact us via email HERE.