Advanced Weekend Nonfiction Intensive: Body Stories with Wendy C. Ortiz

$525.00 Members
$585.00 Non-members

This workshop will explore nonfiction as a vehicle for experimentation, meaning, and change. Using the body (literally and metaphorically) we’ll explore the myriad ways of describing the body as it comes into contact with other people, physical structures (such as “home”), streets, cities and natural settings, states, territory, and ultimately, the earth as a whole, in order to describe the everyday as well as the ineffable. We’ll investigate a variety of concrete examples of how other writers have done so, including brief excerpts from zines, chapbooks, literary journals, storytelling in legal scholarship, and more traditional modes. Workshop participants will have opportunities to experiment and practice with nonfiction strategies that push the boundaries of the genre. Accepted participants will submit short pieces of up to 5,000 words by noon (MST) on May 8.

Applications for Lit Fest advanced workshops close on March 14 and can be found here. Learn more about Lit Fest Advanced Workshops here. Accepted writers will be given the password to register for the workshop in late March.

Instructor: Wendy C. Ortiz Learn More


Jun 06, 2020 8:30am - 12:30pmJun 07, 2020 8:30am - 12:30pm