This creative writing workshop invites writers of all levels and genres to spend a week in intense observation of their surroundings. We’ll walk, observe, name, touch, collect, record, draw, and—of course—write. By focusing our attention to the world that we can see, touch, smell, and walk through, we will jumpstart, recharge, or deepen our writing. Whether you need to shake off writer’s block or start a new project, experiential writing is a valuable method of engaging the creative process.
AR 2113 Creative Writing: A Sense of Place
Daily writing assignments and readings will challenge you to tie your imagination to your awareness of the physical world and consider the role of place in your story, poem, essay, or academic efforts. In addition to writing new work, we’ll spend part of each day looking at each other’s writing, providing feedback and suggesting ways for the words we love to find their course. There is no prerequisite for this workshop, beyond a willingness to step away from your computer and a desire to try something new. By the end of the week, you will go home with fresh ideas for new projects, strategies for effective revision, and a new sense of creative possibilities.
Dates: June 15 - 21
Current and incoming Unity Students. Writers of all levels and genres, including students or non-credit participants who wish to improve their writing skills.
Deliverables and Learning Outcomes
By the end of the week, you will go home with fresh ideas for new projects, strategies for effective revision, and a new sense of creative possibilities.
$1,470 for credit, $770 non-credit.
Zach Falcon is a writer and educator with a background in law and policy. He is a graduate of Columbia University, the University of Michigan Law School, and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow and the recipient of the Barnes Prize for Excellence in the Short Story. He is a former staffer in the U.S. House of Representatives, and a past Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska. His fiction has appeared in the Sycamore Review, the Bear Deluxe Magazine, The Bridport Prize Anthology, and The Journal, among others. Born and raised in Alaska, he now lives in Bangor, Maine.