24PearlStreet Workshops and Events

Chloe Garcia Roberts Writing the Liminal: Lyric Essays, Prose Poems, & Hybrid Texts Multi-Genre July 10 to August 4, 2023 Number of Participants: 15 Price: $650.00 Format: 4 Week Asynchronous Workshop


Are you a writer who finds literary genre definitions outdated, boring, and counterintuitive? Are you drawn to reading authors whose work exists somewhere at the nexus of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction? And do you simultaneously feel thrilled, jealous, and/or scandalized when you read how these authors flout categorization in their own work? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, this course is for you.

In our time together we will explore the possibilities of the genre-less text, conceptualize our own individual projects and develop site-specific writing approaches to embody our ideas. We will read a variety of short pieces by various authors ranging from prose poems to lyric essays to religious and scientific texts that will serve as models and inspiration as you are writing. Each student will formulate, develop, and workshop one piece of writing and will receive individualized feedback from me and from their fellow classmates. This course is open to writers from all levels and backgrounds. No prior workshop experience is necessary.

Optional LIVE elements: one zoom workshop in the 3rd week of class.


Chloe Garcia Roberts is a writer and a translator from the Spanish and Chinese. She is the author of a book of poetry, The Reveal, and her essays have appeared in the Yale Review and Kenyon Review among others, been noted in Best American Essays 2022, and featured in the anthology, The Lyric Essay as Resistance. Her translations include Li Shangyin’s Derangements of My Contemporaries: Miscellaneous Notes, and a collected poems of Li Shangyin, and she is the recipient of a NEA fellowship for translation. Her first book of essays is forthcoming in 2024 from co•im•press. She lives in Boston and works as the deputy editor of Harvard Review.






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