Spring Craft Intensive: K-Ming Chang


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Possibilities of the Erotic with K-Ming Chang
Sunday, May 19
11 AM  – 2 PM PST / 2 – 5 PM EST

This all-genre generative intensive will explore the expansive possibilities of centering pleasure, eroticism, and desire in our writing. Drawing from short readings and experimental writing prompts, and in tribute to Audre Lorde’s Uses of the Erotic, we will take a playful approach to language and narrative, challenging and building upon our existing definitions or inherited ideas of the erotic. What are the unexpected sources and wellsprings of pleasure (in all its forms) that we can tap into or discover? How can writing about pleasure be a form of resistance, playfulness, speculation, or liberation? How do we write into/write past shame? When does desire enter the story, and what does it let in?

We have one scholarship available for this intensive. Scholarships are conducted through a lottery. If you are interested in submitting your name, please fill out this form.

BIO: K-Ming Chang is a Kundiman fellow, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. She is the author of the New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice novel BESTIARY (One World/Random House, 2020), which was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Her most recent book is GODS OF WANT (One World/Random House, 2022). Her next books are a novel titled ORGAN MEATS (One World, 2023) and a novella titled CECILIA (Coffee House Press).