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For a Change, Let’s Be Bad
October 19, 2020 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$25
Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows:
- Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts.
- Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts.
- Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of the workshop between 5:15 pm and one hour before the workshop starts.
Member Price: $22
Deadline to Register: October 19, 5 pm
Instructor: Michael Martone
Often we can get in our own way when trying to improve our writing. But for this workshop, just be your own bad self. Please write and bring to class a 100-150-word example of bad writing. We’ll read each piece aloud and discuss. We’ll take away a better understanding of what we believe is good or bad writing, what “rules” we’ve baked into our art making practice, and ways of contextualizing and re-contextualizing our work. We’ll arrive at a surprise method of revision, free of the anxiety of making a work “better,” but in the end will.
Michael Martone has written or edited over 20 books of fiction, nonfiction, essays, and short stories, including The Moon over Wapakoneta (FC2, 2018), Brooding (University of Georgia Press, 2018), Winesburg, Indiana (Indiana University Press, 2015), and Four for a Quarter (FC2, 2011). His stories and essays have been published widely in journals. A recipient of, the Indiana Authors Award, two Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Mark Twain Award, he lives in Tuscaloosa, AL, and teaches at the University of Alabama.