Begins Monday, September 13th, 2021
Class will meet weekly via Zoom (Mondays, 6:00PM EST - 8:00PM EST).
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How does one conjure the lived experience of living in a body on the page? The sensations of living in a body-- pain, pleasure, desire-- define our day-to-day lives. And yet, the way to illustrate that reality is illusive.
We’ll meet weekly on Zoom for two hours-- one hour of discussion, one hour of workshop. Prepare for this course to be reading and discussion heavy.
Additionally, expect to walk away having workshopped one piece. Through vigorous discussion and reading examples, writers will gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which they explore their own bodily experience, in addition to new ways to diversify their perspective.
- Students will walk away with a sound understanding of various ways to render the body: metaphorically, symbolically, and realistically.
- Students will have the opportunity to workshop up to twenty pages.
- Students will gain a clearer and stronger sense of their writing sensibilities, in addition to direction on how to further strengthen their craft.
- Audre Lorde, "Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power"
- Selected poetry by Lucille Clifton
- Elaine Scarry, “The Body in Pain”
- Mary Karr, "Cherry"
- Franz Kafka, “The Hunger Artist”
- Jeannette Winterson, “Written on the Body"
- Rebbeca Brown, “The Gifts of the Body”
- Lucy Grealey, “Autobiography of a Face”
This class meets weekly via Zoom. Come prepared for a super fun class with live interaction on Zoom each week and plenty of writing, reading, and talking!
Instructor: Paulina Pinsky
Class size limited to 8 writers
Workshop starts September 13th, 2021
Course is fully ONLINE and will meet weekly via Zoom on Mondays from 6:00PM - 8:00PM EST.
Instructor Paulina Pinsky is a writer and educator based in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing from Columbia University, where she currently teaches comedy writing to high schoolers. She is the co-author of IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE AWKWARD, forthcoming from HMH September 2021. She has been published in Narratively, Human Parts, Columbia Journal, Slackjaw Humor, and HuffPo Women.