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Flash Creative Nonfiction
November 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
In this two-part class taught by Jay Ponteri, we will write compressed creative nonfiction together. We will do guided writing exercises and study brief nonfiction works / passages by Asiya Waddud, Layli Long Soldier, Nathalie Léger, Ocean Vuong, and Poupeh Missaghi, among others. The techniques we shall encounter include specificity, syntax and diction, expansive brevity, structure. Most notably, we will form a community of writers that is guided by belonging, visibility, and respect.
*IPRC Creative Workshops for Fall 2020 will be held online via zoom, PST.
Sunday Nov. 8th & 15th, 3-6pm
*2 spots available at sliding scale, BIPOC prioritized; email email@example.com
*2 spots available at no cost, BIPOC prioritized; email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Instructor: Jay Ponteri directs the Low-Residency MFA Program at Pacific Northwest College of Art and is the author of Darkmouth Inside Me and Wedlocked, which received the 2013 Oregon Book Award. LOBE is forthcoming from Widow+Orphan House, spring 2021, pieces of which have appeared in Ghost Proposal, Gaze, and Knee-Jerk Magazine. He recently published an essay in Essay Daily titled “Making an Echo: Writer as Receiver…” about the works of French writer Nathalie Léger.