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The Art of the Fragment: Writing alongside Carson, Dickinson, and Sappho

All Levels | In this class, we’ll draw inspiration from the late fragments of Emily Dickinson (now available in online archives); Sappho, as translated by Anne Carson, and Carson’s elaboration of a Greek myth, Autobiography of Red. We’ll create our own sheaf of fragments and go on to utilize fragments as blueprints for longer pieces. Expect weekly assignments, read-arounds, and instructor feedback.

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Instructor: Deborah Woodard

Class Type: 6 Sessions


Start Date: 10/03/2020

End Date: 11/07/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Deborah Woodard

Deborah Woodard's first full-length collection, Plato's Bad Horse, appeared in 2006 (Bear Star Press). Her new collection, Borrowed Tales, was recently published by Stockport Flats.

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