14 July 2011

"Writing for Our Lives" Writing Workshop at the Gay Community Center of Richmond

Post date: 14 July 2011
Dates: 27 July - 31 August 2011

Do you have a story to tell or words of wisdom to share? Save the date for our upcoming writing workshop, “Writing for OUR Lives” and get help putting your thoughts on paper or pixels. This six week seminar will be held on Wednesday nights from July 27 – August 31 from 7 pm – 9 pm.

This seminar will progress through readings of important LGBT figures of the 20th century in multiple genres (short stories, poetry, & essays) to an exploration of how the pages of our own lives might be written into the evolving (con)textual record of this diverse community. Participants should plan to produce a body of written work in the form of their choosing (3 to 6 poems; one story or essay) supported by in-class writing exercises and prompts as well as a series of peer workshops. This writing should respond in some way to the important themes being explored and discussed in the assigned reading as individual participants consider the diverse needs and desires that motivate us to reflect upon and share our unique life experiences. Ongoing revision and re-working of student drafts will, hopefully, yield publishable manuscripts. All skill levels welcome.

The cost for the seminar is $95. If you have questions or are interested in this workshop/seminar contact Randy Marshall at randymfa@hotmail.com or call him at his cell phone: 804-339-7578.

About Randy

Randy Marshall, earned his BA in Spanish from VCU in 1991 and his MFA in creative writing, also from VCU, in 1997. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in the Richmond Arts Magazine, GSU Review, Cream City Review, and Blackbird (an online journal of literature and the arts). Marshall was co-edited Larry Levis: The Gazer Within, which was published in 2001 by the University of Michigan Press as part of its Poets on Poetry series. Since 1999, he has been a featured contributor to Platform, a broadside published by New Virginia Review to promote Poetic Principles (an ongoing reading/lecture series that has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts). Selections of his poetry were finalists in the Frank O’Hara Award Chapbook Competitions for 2004 and 2005. He lives and works in Richmond and currently serves as a senior editor for Blackbird.

Wednesday evenings, July 27 – August 31 | GCCR Classroom | 7 pm – 9 pm | $95 for 6 Week Course. To register, contact Cindy Bray at Cindy.Bray@lgbtrichmond.net.

Contact Information:

For inquiries: randymfa@hotmail.com

For submissions: to register, email Cindy.Bray@lgbtrichmond.net

Website: http://www.gayrichmond.com
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