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Find Your Form: Multigenre & Hybrid Creative Writing
February 11, 2019 @ 12:00 am - March 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm$350
GWA presents our first online writing class!
Inspired by their close observations and readings, students will experiment with both poetry and prose forms and will consider the ways combining or changing genres can bring their stories to life. The workshop will emphasize discovering new and surprising sources of inspiration—from personal experience, from deep research of the student’s choice of topic, and from the strange and weird scientific world surrounding us. Students can expect to conclude the six-week course with a portfolio of multigenre creative work.
Christina Olson is the author of the full-length collections Terminal Human Velocity and Before I Came Home Naked as well as the chapbooks Weird Science and Rook & The M.E. Her poetry & prose has appeared in magazines & journals including The Atlantic, Arts & Letters, Alaska Quarterly Review, Black Warrior Review, Brevity, Broadsided Press, CutBank, Gastronomica, Gulf Coast, H-ngm-n, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hobart, Juked, Linebreak, Mid-American Review, The Normal School, Quarterly West, Passages North, Puerto del Sol, Third Coast, Verse Daily, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Best Creative Nonfiction, Volume Three. She is the poetry editor of Midwestern Gothic and the recipient of full fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center and Willapa Bay AiR. Christina is an assistant professor of creative writing at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, and a visiting faculty member in the Murray State University low-res MFA program. She tweets about mastodons, coney-style hot dogs, and other current fixations as @olsonquest.