From Scratch: Going Back to Basics in Order to Write Better Prose
“From Scratch: Going Back to Basics in Order to Write Better Prose” is a writing workshop for artists across disciplines with writer Madeline Beach Carey. This two-part workshop is designed for artists who are bored of typical art-world jargon, terrified of the oft-dreaded artist’s statement, or just feeling stuck when it comes to the written word.
Participants will break out of traditional molds and go back to basics: excavating their own lived experience and reading lives in order to create better, brighter prose. These sessions will be helpful for people doing their own marketing or hoping to write more successful grant applications. Participants will discuss difficulties, insecurities, and fears about so-called “creative” writing. At the end of the workshop, participants will have completed several short in-class writing exercises.
What: From Scratch: Going back to basics in order to write better prose
When: This is a two-part workshop and both parts are included in the cost.
- Part One: Arrivals and Departures, Tuesday, November 29, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
- Part Two: Our Many Voices, Friday, December 2, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Where: Zoom Meeting
Cost: $60 General Public; $55 for NYFA-affiliated artists (Fiscally Sponsored, NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows, NYC Women’s Fund Recipients, Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program Artists)
Register: Register here. After registering you will receive a separate email with Zoom instructions.