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Muse and Material: Using Books to Kick-start Our Writing

In this class, we’ll explore ways to mine books. We’ll use erasure, sonic chains, and alphabetizing strategies to isolate sensory-rich details and vivid phrases to use in our creative work. We’ll also discuss how to use imitation and paraphrase to “steal” interesting language. By delving deeply into books, we’ll rediscover that language is both muse and material. Words trigger more words. Please bring a page of your own work to class.

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Instructor: Eduardo C. Corral

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 10/16/2016

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Eduardo C. Corral

Eduardo C. Corral is the author of Slow Lightning (Yale University Press), which was chosen by Carl Phillips as the 2011 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets. He is the recipient of a “Discovery”/The Nation Award, the J. Howard and Barbara M. J. Wood Prize from Poetry, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Whiting Writers’ Award. He lives in New York.

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