Wednesday, February 12, 5:00pm (reading) & 6:00pm (workshop)
REINVENTING THE WORKSHOP: "AUTHORSHIP: ALLEGORIES OF THE WALL"
Lyn Hejinian. Introduction by Mia You.
Join us as poet, scholar and Radcliffe alum Lyn Hejinian inaugurates our new series, “Reinventing the Workshop,” which invites poets to radically reimagine the possibilities of the creative writing workshop. Of her reinvention, Hejinian writes: “The elements of expertise and inspiration that writers seek, whether in solitude or in the contexts of a workshop, are largely assumed to be requisite tools of an individual who can acquire and use them: the author. This workshop will query that assumption, and offer terms for imagining modes of composition in which authorship becomes a dubious proposition, and the grounds for establishing an aesthetic event become communal.”
A brief reading will take place at 5:00pm, with an intermission prior to the workshop. Attendees are welcome to attend one or both events. Generously sponsored by the Catherine L. Morrissey Memorial Fund.