Winter Craft Intensive: Krys Malcolm BelcWorkshops
Lists, Diagrams, Forms: A Generative Short Essay Workshop, with Krys Malcolm Belc
Thursday, December 2nd, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST
Often confounding in their closed-looped constraint, forms, diagrams, and lists can also provide generative jumping-off points for essayists. We will study examples of work that pushes on the boundaries of what a list, form, and diagram can be, (examples: Mary-Kim Arnold, Dustin Parsons, and others). These writers take prescriptive forms to compelling, funny, challenging, and lyric places. How can writers exploit the visual interest granted by these forms, develop voice and forward movement, and avoid coy gimmickry? After craft discussion, participants will have a number of generative prompts and tools to begin to draft their own formal experiments.