In this one-unit workshop, we will focus on strengthening skills in workshopping, selecting and publicly performing your creative writing. Composing, editing, and revising your works will also be an important emphasis. As a class focused on craft across genres, we will read a variety of strategies by published story writers, essayists, poets and playwrights. We will study performances by established and emerging artists, and develop a sustainable in-person and online writing community that you can rely on long after the three-week summer intensive has ended.
About This Class: This is a practical and personalized class that will help writers workshop and perform their creative work. Open to multiple genres--fiction, nonfiction, drama, poetry--we will discuss how to ask good questions to and integrate feedback from peers in workshop. We will help you revisit your work and produce a sustainable revision process for yourself. We will discuss how to select your work for public reading and presentation, and we will practice effective performance strategies. Above all, the class will be tailored to support your goals through individual consultation with the instructor.
About Joe: Joe Horton has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan, where he won three Hopwood Awards, the Tyson Prize in Fiction, and the Geoffrey James Gosling Prize. His fiction and nonfiction is upcoming in or has appeared with Ploughshares, the Colorado Review, TIME Magazine, PRISM international, Hobart, Joyland, Midwestern Gothic and elsewhere. He is playwright-in-residence with Savio(u)r Theatre Company, and his plays have been nominated for six Off West End Awards in London, including Best New Play.