Performing the Text: Creative Writing as Dissent

Spring 2018
Olympia
Olympia
Evening and Weekend
Freshman–Senior
4
Credits per quarter

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creative writing, poetics, aesthetics, media/performing arts

What does it mean to perform the text? What happens when genres collide? This creative writing program will bring together several terms often thought to be well-defined—including "poetry," "prose," "theater," "politics," and "essay"—and, through experiments in writing, reading, and collaborating, re-narrate their meanings and implications. Along the way we’ll investigate key concepts and texts in poets theater, guerilla poetry, and other forms of performance-based text by writers such as Kaia Sand, Hannah Weiner, Raul Zurita, and Tracie Morris, mining them to create our own individual and collaborative writings. During the quarter, our meetings will consist of weekly seminars, lectures, and "language labs"—times for brainstorming, rehearsing, and trying out language experiments.

Fields of study: 
Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Scheduled for: Evening and Weekend

Located in: Olympia

Final schedule and room assignment:

Spring

Advertised schedule:

Wed 5:30-7:30p and Sat 4-6p