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"Writing with a partner isn't just about the process, about a shared experience or even simply about the finished piece. To work collaboratively engenders a more playful approach to your personal practice once you return to it. Collaboration encourages greater risk-taking and deeper trust in the power of language to come through for us."
- from THEY SAID, A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing, edited by Simone Muench & Dean Rader, assistant editors Sally Ashton & Jackie White
“In this dynamic and lively three-week class, we will explore ways of writing in community,” says instructor Maw Shein Win. “As a long-time collaborator with visual artists, musicians, dancers, and other writers, I will offer a multitude of prompts—music, film/video, visual art, and photography that can inspire and generate new work.”
Through in-class and out-of-class readings and resources, we will learn how other poets and writers have collaborated and experimented. We will practice a variety of techniques, including paired and group collaborations, experiments, games, and improvisations that will enliven and invigorate our writing. Together, we will share our collaborative work in a supportive environment.
Maw says, "This class is perfect for intermediate and advanced writers who wish to expand their poetry and prose using inventive and collaborative methods."
About The Writing Salon's Remote Classes
You will be able to participate in live class meetings via Zoom videoconference. To attend classes, you'll need a phone, tablet or computer and access to the internet. You can participate in the class from wherever you'd like, whether on your living room couch or in your office. Before your class meets, you'll receive an email from The Writing Salon with more information about Zoom and your remote class. If you have any questions about remote learning, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maw Shein Win’s poetry chapbooks are Ruins of a glittering palace (SPA/Commonwealth Projects) and Score and Bone (Nomadic Press). Invisible Gifts: Poems was published by Manic D Press in 2018. Win is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito, California (2016 – 2018). Her full-length poetry collection, Storage Unit for the Spirit House (Omnidawn), was long listed for the PEN America Open Book Award, nominated for a Northern California Book Award for Poetry, and short listed for the California Independent Booksellers Alliance’s Golden Poppy Award for Poetry for 2021. She often collaborates with visual artists, musicians, and other writers and was a Spring 2021 ARC Poetry Fellow at UC Berkeley.
- Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, March 08, 6:30pm-9:00pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, March 15, 6:30pm-9:00pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, March 22, 6:30pm-9:00pm