Items Tagged With workshops

Classroom as Community: Creating Safe Spaces in Creative Nonfiction Workshops

by Erika Anderson and Brian Gresko

Special Section

Posted 8.17.16

Erika Anderson and Brian Gresko

The writing workshop model presents a certain degree of risk—sharing artistic work inherently involves becoming vulnerable to critique and potential emotional fallout. Perhaps none experience this risk more than creative nonfiction writers, whose memoirs and essays are often deeply personal. Here, two writing workshop facilitators offer a set of guidelines for developing a safe, respectful workshop environment.

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A New Center for Black Poetics

by Tara Jayakar

News and Trends

Posted 8.17.16

September/October 2016

At the University of Pittsburgh, poets Dawn Lundy Martin, Terrance Hayes, and Yona Harvey recently established the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics—a creative think tank dedicated to studying, archiving, and promoting the work of African American poets.

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Traveling Stanzas

by Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum

News and Trends

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

With the goal of facilitating “global conversation through the intimate and inclusive voice of poetry,” the Kent, Ohio–based Wick Poetry Center is expanding its programming and bringing poetry to a wider audience. 

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Writer’s Center Celebrates 40 Years

by Maya C. Popa

News and Trends

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

Celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year, the Washington, D.C–based Writer’s Center remains committed to its original mission: the “creation, publication, presentation, and dissemination of literary work” both in the D.C. area and nationwide.

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