Pushing The Boundaries: Experiments in Fiction and Poetry (with Jenny Bitner)

Jenny Bitner




MONDAYS, JANUARY 14 —FEBRUARY 18  |  What happens when we approach writing like an experiment? Our minds are open, our writing is deep, and there is no room for writers’ block or cliché ideas. Burroughs used cut-up writing, Anais Nin made her diary her art, and now novels are being written in tweets and texts. Each week we will explore different experimental styles from surrealism to postmodernism and do exercises to loosen our minds and push us in new directions with our writing. With daily writing prompts and in-class exercises, this class is great for beginning writers or experienced writers wanting to push their writing in new directions. In the first session we will do a group hypnosis for creativity and opening our imagination in new directions.

Jenny Bitner’s short stories and flash fiction have been published in Best American Nonrequired Reading, PANK, The Sun, Mississippi Review and Fence magazine. She has an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Virginia. She is also a certified hypnotherapist. 

Contact: jennybit@yahoo.com.

Number of sessions: 6

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dates: Mondays, January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18 

Course fee: $395

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