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Paul Lisicky ON URGENCY: MEMOIR/CREATIVE NONFICTION THROUGH A QUEER LENS – LIVE Non-Fiction August 9 to August 13, 2021 Tuition: $550 Class Size: 12 Session: summer Level: 1 week asynchronous workshop

What does it mean to write memoir and creative nonfiction as a queer person in 2021? What silences do we sense in the archive and in ourselves? How do we tap into our personal urgency to fill up those spaces with imagination? And what does it feel like to be alive right now? We’ll think about all those questions and more, alongside all the matters of craft: voice, structure, sonics, description, polarity, openings, closing. We’ll look at your manuscript, and we’ll also look at short examples of published work. There will be time for exercises. Along the way we’ll work hard and make sure that play and seriousness share the same space.

Please email your manuscript (up to eight pages, 12pt font, double-spaced, by July 30) to: paullisicky100@gmail.com

LIVE TIME: 12pm-2pm EST.

Biography

Paul Lisicky’s books include Later: My Life at the Edge of the World, The Narrow Door, Unbuilt Projects, and Lawnboy. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Conjunctions, The Cut, Fence, The New York Times, and elsewhere. His awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center. He directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Camden, where he is editor of StoryQuarterly. His seventh book, The Sky in It: A Life with Joni Mitchell, is forthcoming from HarperOne.

 

 

 

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