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How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #18: Monster Poetry

An update from our eighteenth Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday October 23, plus some of the output published below In anticipation for Halloween next week, and in conjunction with last week’s partial focus on the “monstrous body,” this week we focused on the neglected art form of […]

How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #16: Nonsense

An update from our sixteenth Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday October 9, plus some of the output published below The purpose of art is not to make sense, but to excite the senses.  In an attempt to “liberate ourselves from the demands of semantic coherence,” this week […]

How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #17: The Body

An update from our seventeenth Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday October 16, plus some of the output published below This week we pivoted to discussing more concrete individual themes—in this case “the body” in four distinct forms: the monstrous body, the transformed body, the body in pain, […]