Summer Workshop Program 2023
The Chimera is a mythological animal created from different beasts. Is this your work or an area you’d like to explore? In this generative workshop, we will literally mix things up to create a new unified experience. You can expect to write new material, rip up old stuff, and research captivating fields. By Friday, you’ll have a number of new projects. Past participants surprised themselves and one another. Experience in one genre is recommended.
Kimiko Hahn casts a wide net for subject matter. In her new collection Foreign Bodies, she revisits the personal as political while exploring the immigrant body, the endangered animal's body, objects removed from children's bodies, hoarded things, and on. Previous books Toxic Flora and Brain Fever were prompted by fields of science. The Narrow Road to the Interior takes title and forms from Basho's famous journals. Honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, PEN/Voelcker Award, and Shelley Memorial Prize. Hahn is a distinguished professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Queens College, The City University of New York.